Three Generations at the Edmundston Trapper Council!
a family affair at the Edmundston Trapper Council. In fact,
we encounter many of our members that are family related.
Either they are brothers, two generations and even three
families have three generations on the trapline. The
Plourdes, the Voisines and the Soucys. Every fall, that
desire to set traps comes like a fever for these family
and Audrey Plourde are trapping together for the last 10
years and their preferred species are beaver, marten and
coyote. They are mainly trapping in the North West of New
Brunswick, in wildlife management zones 2 and 3. One day,
checking their traps, Steve caught one of his hands in a 330
Belisle conibear! Audrey was able to free his Dad of this
family at the 2020 NBTFHF Convention held in Fredericton.
Audrey, Steve and Yves.
Daniel and Maxim Soucy like trapping beaver, fisher and
coyote in wildlife management zone 1. Rino started trapping
before he even reached 10 years old by watching how an old
trapper, Theophile Bouchard, was setting his traps along the
Baker-Brook river. Some days, he had to go get help because
he wasn’t strong enough to carry out the beavers! Maxim
took his trapper education course along with his sister,
Eloïse, two years ago.
family. Rino, Maxim and Daniel.
Gérard and Francis Voisine do also enjoy trapping beaver and
coyote in wildlife management zone 2. Donald started by
trapping nuisance beavers while he was working for JD Irving
in Saint John. He caught the joy of trapping since then and
at 84 years old, he is still going on the trapline. His son
Gérard took his course last year, so he now can set the
traps along with his father and son.
family. Donald and his grandson Francis. Gerard who works
in the woods all week long, wasn’t present for the picture.