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Apr 26, 2019


International Trapper is the official publication of the North American Wild Fur Shippers Council. Since 2006, International Trapper Magazine has been the main communication source for information about the NAWFSC and about current marketing activities of both the Shipper’s council and of NAFA.

Subscribing to IT Magazine is one of the best ways to stay informed and up-to-date on current markets. The magazine is published twice per year, in March and October, and the annual subscription fee for two issues is $10.00. All funds go to the NAWFSC for education (i.e. fur handling DVDs) and promotional activities in the international market. You can also purchase our special Anniversary Issues – a great gift for the trapping loved one in your life.

The publication provides fur handling tips and information about how international auctions work, as well as a variety of popular features, such as:
  • • Chairman’s Report
  • • Playing on repeat
  • • 10 Tips for Catching More Beaver in Open Water
  • • NAFA’s Ethical Sourcing Program
  • • 3 Step Approach to Under-Ice Beaver Trapping
  • • Ask a Fur Grader
  • • A Look at Beaver Trapping in the South
  • • Hatter Beaver and the Felt Market
  • • Beaver DVD now online
  • • WFSC Directors
  • • Wild fur receiving depots
  • • And more


In addition, each issue carries information about current market conditions and initiatives, profiles of NAWFSC Directors, and a variety of “how to” articles that cover everything from proper pelt handling, to tips on how to catch more fur, and more.