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ALBERTA TRAPPERS ASSOCIATION October 2011  PDF FILE: 111 KB
ATA: TRAPPER EDUCATION NEWSLETTER - October 2008
Efficacy of Bear Deterrent Spray in Alaska PDF File:244 kb
Attached is a present comprehensive look at a sample of bear spray incidents that occurred in Alaska, USA, from 1985 to 2006.  We analyzed 83 bear spray incidents involving brown bears (Ursus arctos; 61 cases, 74%) black bears (Ursus americanus; 20 cases, 24%), and polar bears (Urus maritimus; 2 cases, 2%). Of the 72 cases where persons sprayed bears to defend themselves, 50 (69%) involved brown bears, 20 90% for black bears, and 100% for polar bears.  Of all persons carrying sprays, 98% were uninjured by bears in close-range encounters.  All bear inflicted injuries (n=3) associated with defensive spraying involved brown bears and wee relatively minor (i.e., no hospitalization required).  In 7% (5 of 71) of bear spray incidents, wind was reported to have interfered with spray accuracy, although it reached the bear in all cases.  In 14% (10 -71)of bear spray incidents, users reported the spray having had negative side effects upon themselves, ranging from minor irritation (11% 8 of 71) to near incapacitation (3%, 2 of 71). Bear spray represents an effective alternative to lethal force and should be considered as an option for personal safety for those recreating and working in bear country.
JOURNAL OF WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT 72(3):640-645:2008
SPOT Rescue in the Mountains
October 7, 2008 PDF File:73 kb

When His Family has Eaten the Beaver Meat ... Should He Throw Away the Fur?
PDF File: National Post Advert Mar 20, 2008
205 KB  April 7, 2008

ATA ANNUAL FUNDRAISER

The only fund-raiser of the year has begun and the Raffle Tickets are available!

The Raffle Tickets are for:
Caribou Hunt #1: Tickets $10.00 each
Caribou Hunt #2: Tickets $10.00 each
Wall Tent Raffle: Tickets $ 5.00 each

If you are interested in selling tickets call Linda at the ATA – 780-349-6626.

If you would like to buy a ticket or two for yourself or as a gift
they are available at the ATA store in Westlock or from any of the ATA Directors or Local Presidents & Secretaries.

For more information info@albertatrappers.com

ATA: TRAPPER EDUCATION NEWSLETTER - February 2007
2005 Winter Edition of the Fur Institute of Canada's on-line version of Communiqué 
http://www.fur.ca/news/index-e.asp
WILDLIFE MINISTERS SHOW STRONG SUPPORT
October 6, 2004 PDF File: 70 KB
NATIONAL TRAINING TRAINING CURRICULUM GUIDELINES DEVELOPED
September 28, 2004 PDF File: 30 KB