Monthly Meetings


Whether you are a novice, an expert, or somewhere in between, we would love to meet you!


Do you think you may want to start trapping? Come by and meet some of the friendliest trappers in the State of Maine. 


Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month @ 7pm (except November) at the Ellsworth City Hall. 


2nd Tuesday of each month @ 7pm (except November)



Ellsworth City Hall

2nd Floor

1 City Hall Ave.

Ellsworth, Maine


Bucks Mills Gun Show

Bucks Mills Rod & Gun Club

Gun Show


Stop by the Orland Community Center for an exciting weekend featuring an excellent gun show and an outdoor oriented crowd. We'll have a table set up featuring fur from Maine furbearers for everyone to check out, as well as fur for sale. Stop by and say hello. We'd love to meet you.

Saturday March 18, 2017

Sunday March 19, 2017


March 18  9:00am - 4:00pm

March 19  9:00am - 2:00pm



Orland Community Center

(Formerly Orland Consolidated School)

21 School House Road

Orland, Maine


4th Annual Spring Fling
& Fur Auction

Northern Coastal Chapter

4th Annual Spring Fling & Fur Auction



The fur auction is still scheduled for 8:30 am (start taking furs at 7:30 am) but all other Spring Fling activities are cancelled. A warden will be on-site to tag fur.

Saturday May 6, 2017


May 6  7:00am start


Brooks Community Park

11 Community Park Drive

Brooks, Maine


Maine Trappers Association
Spring Business Meeting

Maine Trapper Association

Spring Business Meeting


The Northern Coastal Chapter of the Maine Trappers Association will be hosting the Spring Business Meeting this year. The bi-annual meeting will include a great menu of BBQ split ch​ickens and lots of great sides.

Sunday May 7, 2017


May 7  Time TBD


Brooks Community Park

11 Community Park Drive

Brooks, Maine


Clinton Trappers Convention

New Trappers Convention!


Dennis Witham is hosting a new trappers convention to be held in Clinton, Maine. There will be expert demos, vendors, tailgaters, Q & A session, auction, raffle and much more. There will be overnight camping, security, and lots of fun at this family friendly event. Dogs must be leashed and friendly - no exceptions.

Friday July 21, 2017

Saturday July 22, 2017


July 21-22

Call or email for more information



Lions Club Fairgrounds

1450 Bangor Road
Clinton, Maine


41st Annual New England Trappers Weekend

41st Annual New England Trappers Weekend

Bethel, Maine


The New England Trappers Weekend is a three day celebration of trapping held in Bethel, Maine. The event features demonstrations, lectures, hands on activities, story telling, an auction, camping, and great family friendly events for the kids. Events and topics include, but are not limited to canine, beaver, muskrat, mink, fisher, marten, and bear trapping lectures. There are demos on fur handling and gland removal, storytelling, a kids fishing contest, coon dog trials, first day of the trappers education course, eel race, and great food.


Thursday August 17, 2016

Friday August 18, 2016

Saturday August 19, 2016


August 19 7:00am - 7:30pm

August 20 7:00am - 9:00pm

August 21 8:30am - 10:30am



760 E. Bethel Road

Bethel, Maine


Blue Hill Fair


The Blue Hill Fair is a true "Down to Earth" Country Fair. Always scheduled around Labor Day weekend, the fair boasts of some of the finest entertainment, attractions, and exhibits. Situated in the small coastal town of Blue Hill, Maine, at 233 Ellsworth Road, the Fair draws thousands from all over the state to enjoy a fun-filled weekend.


August 31- September 4

Gates open at 8:00am



233 Ellsworth Road
Blue Hill, Maine


Trapper Rendezvous


The MTA Fall Rendezvous is an exciting event held at the Windsor Fairgrounds that includes:

  • Fur Handling & Trapping Demos

  • Fundraising Auction

  • Trapping Supplies and Other Sporting Goods 

  • Part 2 of the Trapper Education Course

  • The Ancient Ones - Pre1840 Era Living History Camp

  • Historical Society Forging Demos

  • MTA Trapping History Museum

  • Junior Mountain Kid Contest

  • Eel Race

  • MTA Fall Business Meeting

  • Election of MTA Officers


September 15 & 16

Gates open at 8:00am



Windsor Fairgrounds

82 Ridge Road
Windsor, Maine


Living History Days

Living History Days at Leonard's Mills

Maine Forest & Logging Museum


Demonstrations from 1790s re-enactors, machinery, mills, 20th Maine Civil War encampment, steam LOMBARD run, much, much more!.


Saturday October 7, 2017 from 10:00am - 4:00pm

Sunday October 8, 2017 from 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Maine Trappers Association built a line cabin on the grounds that represents the typical style of shelter that was used during the early days of trapping. Used for an overnight stay while checking the trapline, the trappers cabin was very simple and meant to provide temporary shelter only. Trappers could cache food supplies, fur stretchers, extra traps, and tools needed to maintain their equipment in the cabin. Traplines were often run over mountain tops, through swamps, and across ridges. These cabins were strategically located one day's walk apart.


October 7 & 8

10:00am - 4:00pm



Maine Forest & Logging Museum

56 Government Road

Bradley, Maine


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