Introduction to MTA

The Manitoba Trappers Association (MTA) was established in 1972 to serve the trappers of Manitoba. Responsibilities are divided into 11 geographical zones throughout the province, each represented by a Zone Director. Directors are elected on a two year term by the trappers and Local Fur Councils within the Zone. Alternate Directors are appointed by our Board to assist with representation of the trappers. (Zone Directors List)

Mission Statement

" MTA is the means by which all Manitoba trappers can have a united voice in dealing with current issues and opportunities within the fur industry. "

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting and Conference scheduled for April 3 and 4, 2020 will be rescheduled.

Postponed - More information here...

2020 – 2021 Trapping Guide

The 2020 - 2021 Manitoba Government Trappers regulation and information guide.

View Guide here...

December Fur Table

The two day Fur Table is traditionally held a week or so before Christmas.

More information here...

Welcome to our New Website

The menu structure is now at the top of the page, other than that all content is the same.....enjoy!

Latest News

AGM – Covid Notice

Further to the March 2020 update from President, Rob Andrushuk, due to Covid-19 Provincial Health and Safety precautions, The Manitoba […]

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Open Trapping Area Licences

Resident of Manitoba Open Trapping Area Licences are now available online at A message from Manitoba elicensing Resident of Manitoba […]

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MTA Objectives...

  1. To improve communication with, and encourage activities within all local fur councils;
  2. To encourage and ensure sustainable and humane furbearer management;
  3. To improve fur marketing opportunities for all Manitoba trappers;;
  4. To work with government, industry, and other provincial associations for better fur harvests and markets;
  5. To encourage development of adequate credit systems, encourage research, multiple resource use, provide educational/training opportunities for trappers, and establish professional standards throughout the industry; and
  6. To establish and maintain better communication links with the public, other stakeholders, and resource users, creating increased support for trapping and trappers.