N.B. TRAPPERS & FUR HARVESTERS FEDERATION des TRAPPEURS
et RÉCOLTEURS de FOURRURES N-B Inc.
NBTFHF Profile & Purpose
originated in January 1996 with the amalgamation of the New
Brunswick Trappers Association, which originated in 1974 and
the New Brunswick Fur Harvesters Association, which
originated in 1993. We are currently the only recognized
Provincial trapping association in New Brunswick.
Aims & Objectives
The aims and
objectives of our Federation are:
a) the wise use and management of New Brunswick
furbearers and their habitat.
b) the enhancement and sustainable development of the
fur resources of New Brunswick.
c) to promote fur harvester and public education.
d) to co-operate with and support the work of National,
Provincial and Regional public authorities and
organizations whose interests and objectives are similar
to those of this Federation.
e) to encourage the organisation and affiliation of Fur
Harvester Councils and individuals in all parts of the
f) to support fur harvesters in their lawful harvesting
The Federation operates
through a network of 11 local Councils throughout the
Province. Each Council has an elected Director of the
NBTFHF whom, together with the elected executive of the
Federation, form the Board of Directors and meet at
least 4 times per year. An annual general meeting and
Convention is held each year, usually in January.
The NBTFHF Board of Directors has representation on the
following Boards: Fur Institute of Canada, Canadian Trap
Standards, New Brunswick Wildlife Trust Fund and the New
Brunswick Fish & Wildlife Commission.
Through close co-operation with the Provincial
Department of Energy & Resource Development, our
Councils provide voluntary instructors for the Trapper
Education course, which has been mandatory for all first
time trappers since 1995.
Through resolutions which are passed at our annual
general meeting each year, the Federation works with
DERD to try and change trapping regulations where deemed
appropriate and biologically sound.
Membership in the NBTFHF includes a subscription to The
Canadian Trapper magazine. This high quality
publication also covers the news from several other
Provincial trapping organizations as well as our own
thus keeping our membership informed on important
trapping issues all across Canada.
We also provide to each member a $3500.00 Accidental
Death & Dismemberment insurance policy underwritten by
AIL Insurance Company. This is provided at absolutely
no cost to our members.
For further information please contact:
Gerry Williamson, Secretary
or visit our website at:
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