MISSION STATEMENT

The Washington State Trappers Association (WSTA) is a 501(C)4 nonprofit organization of trappers and associates dedicated to maintaining our trapping privileges and regaining those that have been lost. 

Trapping is part of our cultural heritage that provides income, recreation, and an outdoor lifestyle for many citizens through use of renewable natural resources. Professional wildlife managers all across the country use trappers and trapping to keep wildlife populations in check, prevent disease outbreaks like rabies, ensure the public's safety and prevent property damage to houses, water supplies, salmon hatcheries, livestock, trees, and sensitive endangered species. 

MISSION STATEMENT

The Washington State Trappers Association (WSTA) is a 501(C)4 nonprofit organization of trappers and associates dedicated to maintaining our trapping privileges and regaining those that have been lost. 

Membership

Members of the WSTA have exclusive access to industry updates, education, events and best practices a within the industry. 

Support

Donating to the association helps protect your trapping rights.  Each donation helps make WSTA stronger when testifying to the Board of Game or contact a legislator for help. 

Events 

View some of the WSTA efforts and work that the association has accomplished. Learn more about the trapping industry, learn best practices and safety efforts. 

ABOUT US

Members of the Washington State Trappers Association (WSTA) take seriously the responsibility of maintaining the heritage of trapping we are heir to. WSTA is committed to defending and promoting the safe and ethical harvest of fur-bearing mammals and to the preservation and enhancement of their habitats.

 

Ethics

Trappers produce the oldest renewable and environmentally friendly products. Furs are recognized as such after many centuries of use. Trapping is an accepted and selective management tool for the harvest of furbearers. A well-conducted harvest assists landowners by controlling nuisance animals before they cause damage.

 

Education

WSTA strives to educate the public about the necessity of the sustainable harvest of furbearers. We provide trapper education, emphasizing the most humane and efficient techniques in harvesting furbearers. Annually, we provide demonstrations to teach novice trappers the latest strategies and techniques to safely and humanely harvest fur.

 

Communication

We publish four newsletters each year with monthly reports in the Trapper and Predator Caller magazine. Our business meeting is held in the spring, where we make business, political and philanthropic decisions.

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