Unit Description: District 8 of the Wisconsin Trappers Association is one of the newest additions to the Manitowoc County Fish & Game Protective Association family. They represent the interest of those in Manitowoc County interested in the sport of trapping or learning more about the activity.
The Wisconsin Trappers Association (WTA) was organized in 1963 by a small group of individuals concerned about the future of our trapping heritage. Many of these individuals were also involved in organizing the National Trappers Association four years earlier.
- Protect our heritage and continue the traditions of the trapping community.
- Educate the public about the benefits of responsible and regulated trapping activities.
- Maintain a conservation ethic and participate in wildlife and habitat management programs.
- Provide a comprehensive trapping education program .
We work to ensure the future of trapping by encouraging a large membership which:
- Maintains a public outreach program that provides informational materials in many forms and at a variety of events.
- Provides scholarships to students attending college.
- Conducts trapper education course workshops.
Meeting Day: Twice Annually – December and January, Time and Date set at the Rendezvous. Their Rendezvous is also a meeting The First Sunday in May following Mothers Day. That runs from 7am to 4pm.
Meeting Time: Vary by Schedule
Meeting Location: Maribel Sportsman’s Club
Membership: $30 Annually for State membership
Learn to Trap was Recently Held at the New Nature Center in Collins Marsh
14 students and their mentors participated in Saturday’s trapping and Sunday’s trap check and fur handling.
The Manitowoc City Unit of Fish and Game & James Downey of Conservation Education Inc. sponsored the event.
Dan Cichantek was the lead instructor along with instructor Brad Martinson. Rebecca Van Lanen recorded the event for her YouTube page “Homestead Hunters”. View her YouTube page by clicking here. Pictures of the event are below.