People of
The Fur Trade

Serge Larivière Wildlife Biologist, trapper, and director general of Cree Hunters & Trappers Income Security Board

Serge Larivière

Wildlife Biologist, trapper, and director general of Cree Hunters & Trappers Income Security Board

“When the people are harvesting wild foods they are not only connecting with their land. They are also reconnecting with their culture and traditions, practicing their language which is often no longer practiced in their established communities, and strengthening their family bonds.”
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Bryant White Wildlife Biologist and Furbearer Research Program Manager with the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (AFWA)

Bryant White

Wildlife Biologist and Furbearer Research Program Manager with the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (AFWA)

“Regulated trapping is an essential element of responsible wildlife management in the USA.”
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Ryan and Minette Kole Registered nurses and trappers

RYAN & MINETTE KOLE

Registered nurses and trappers

“As trappers, our goal is to maintain stable and healthy wildlife populations.”
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Gordy Klassen Professional trapper and predator-control expert

Gordy Klassen

Professional trapper and predator-control expert

“Trapping is a way to really become part of your natural environment.”
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Mark Weatherford Trapper and high school teacher

Mark Weatherford

Trapper and high school teacher

“Trapping is a way to cherish a natural resource that is so often forgotten.”
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Travis Tannahill  Former NFL player and trapper

Travis Tannahill

Former NFL player and trapper

“It takes knowledge and skills and years of practice to become a successful trapper.”
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Bill Mackowski Trapper, Wildlife Biologist, and Pack-Basket Maker

Bill Mackowski

Trapper, Wildlife Biologist, and Pack-Basket Maker

“Fur is a renewable resource. If we maintain natural habitats we can enjoy that resource forever. ”
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