Trapping Matters and Fur Schools Summary Report 2018
New for 2019.
"REGULATED TRAPPING CAN BE AMONG THE MOST
CONTENTIOUS and least understood of all programs within an agency’s
wildlife responsibilities. Many agencies have some staff unfamiliar with
trapping, and as a result, avoid discussions about it.
TRAPPING MATTERS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
WORKSHOPS were initiated in 2003 to help improve agency
professionals' ability to communicate about the role and benefits of
regulated trapping in wildlife management. Since their inception, more
than 5,000 wildlife professionals have attended workshops throughout
the United States. The Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation, the Association
of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, The Wildlife Society, The U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service, and state fish and wildlife agencies partner to deliver
workshops related to effective communication and regulated trapping. The
fundamental purpose of these professional development workshops is to
advance awareness and communication skills related to regulated trapping
among agency professionals and to increase understanding of Best
Management Practices for regulated trapping in the United States."