"The Voice of Saskatchewan's Organized Trappers"
The Saskatchewan Trappers Association will be hosting the following events. All members are welcome to attend. If you are not currently a member, but would like to know more about how to join, stop by our membership page. Thanks!
Come see us at:
The Annual Convention
February 13 & 14, 2015
More Information will be added at a later date regarding photo contest, fur competition and wolf competition.
ON THE LAND
Trappers and their families living the life we all enjoy, plying their craft or just a moment in the day of a trapper.
Scenic shots captured on the trap line. There is to be no human or wildlife presence in these shots.
Wildlife you encounter on the trap line. Live animals only.
Picture of your best catch on the trap line.
Your best trail cam shot.
ODDS N ENDS
For that unusual picture
you just want people to see. Does not fit into
There will be a youth 16 and under and a senior category.
Must be STA Member
Only one entry per category per person.
Will be given a ballot at registration.
PHOTOS MUST BE UNFRAMED AND 5X7
Mail hard copies to: OR Bring to STA Convention
Wanda Fedyk By 12:00 pm (noon)
By January 31, 2015
Pelt Competition Guidelines
These are the guidelines in order to qualify:
· You must be a paid up member to the STA before December 31, 2014.
· All pelts must be brought in person (by the person entering).
· Pelts must completed and prepared in the following way:
1. Ears complete and turned (cartilage must stay in)
2. Lips complete and split
3. Eyes complete and uncut
4. Tail split straight and clean
5. Feet complete, pads left on, claws left on
6. Leather clean, no oil or grease
7. Fur clean of grease, blood and dirt
8. Nose skinned out
9. General appearance & shape considered
Any further questions contact: Don Gordon
STA Fur Competition: Points for Pelt Preparation
The judges of the STA Fur Competition will be looking for the following points in pelt preparation:
Beaver: Eyes, ears, leg holes sewn shut. Measurements from leg holes to edge of skin must be consistent. Measurements from corner to corner across leg holes must be the same. Skin should be smooth. Fur should be clean and properly brushed. Nails should be evenly spaced.
Muskrat: Consistent shape, smooth bottom edge, not over scraped, smooth overall. Belly and back must be pinned even.
Marten: Front legs inside, even pinned tail. Must be brushed; good grease control; proper pinning and spread of feet and legs.
Mink: Flesh clean including tail: front legs should be tucked, inspection window clean and even.
Otter: Tail properly pleated. Sew front legs. Face must not be too narrow. Inspection window should be clean and even. Pelt fleshed properly.
Cat (lynx or bobcat): Even stretch on back legs; cartilage removed from ears; brushed and clean; claws removed; tail split; lower lip removed; front legs properly dried and tucked.
Coyote & Fox: Cartilage removed from ears; lower lip removed; tail split and pinned open; proper fleshing; fur clean and brushed.
Raccoon: Proper fleshing including tail; tail pinned open; grease control; and front legs sewed.
Fisher: Tuck front legs; tail split and pinned; lower lip removed; properly fleshed and cleaned.
All fur should be centred on board and boarded to proper measurements and not overstretched.
All entries must be submitted by 10:00 am on Saturday.
Fur Competition Framework
Open: Single species competition for marten, fisher, coyote, fox, otter, raccoon, beaver, mink, cat (bobcat or lynx), and bundle of three muskrat. First place in each species receives $30, second place $20. There will also be a grand aggregate winner.
15 & Under: Bundle of three may include a combination of squirrel, muskrat and weasel or may be all of one species. Or enter a single pelt of coyote, fox, raccoon, mink or beaver. First prize is $20, second prize $10. There will also be an overall winner.
Biggest Beaver Tail
Bring in your biggest beaver tail Tails will be measured length and width. Tails must be in by 12 noon on Saturday. Only one winner.
recently held in Kerrobert, Prince
your name on a list for upcoming courses
See information below.
This course is required for all first time trappers or fur harvesters prior to obtaining a fur license.
The course will cover
history of trapping and the
fur trade, current laws,
certified traps, effective
sets, fur handling, skinning
and pelt preparation. An exam
will conclude the class and
will obtain a certificate and
be eligible to obtain a fur
other information please
read your "Canadian Trapper" to
keep up on the times
(Please read your "Canadian Trapper" to keep up on the times
Nipawin, SK. S0E 1E0