2015-2016 NWT Trapper Recognition Program award winners announced

YELLOWKNIFE (September 27, 2016) – The NWT Trapper Recognition Program recognizes the hard work NWT trappers put into their craft and the well-earned contribution they bring to the economy.  The Department of Environment and Natural Resources would like to congratulate the 2015-2016 NWT trapper award winners.

Awards are given out to the top trapper in each region for four categories:

  • Highest sales – based on the cash value of harvested furs sold through the Genuine Mackenzie Valley Fur Program (GMVF).
  • Highest number of pelts sold.
  • Senior trapper – based on age and productivity in the GMVF Program.
  • Youth trapper – based on age and productivity in the GMVF Program.

Highest Sales

Devon Beck (Fort Resolution) – South Slave Region

Leon Willah (Behchoko) – North Slave Region

Robert Kochon (Colville Lake) – Sahtu Region

Troy Scott Ruttle (Fort Simpson) – Dehcho Region

Moses Kasook (Inuvik) – Inuvik Region

Highest Harvest

Jeff Sanderson (Fort Resolution) – South Slave Region

Leon Willah (Behchoko) – North Slave Region

Richard Popko (Norman Wells) – Sahtu Region

Roger Pertrand (Fort Liard) – Dehcho Region

Moses Kasook (Inuvik) – Inuvik Region

Senior acknowledgements

Gabe Sepp (Fort Smith) – South Slave Region

Narcisse Bishop (Whati) – North Slave Region

Alfred Teneton (Deline) – Sahtu Region

Douglas Norwegian SR. (Jean Marie River) – Dehcho Region

Edith Haogak (Sachs Harbour) – Inuvik Region

Youth

Christopher R. Canadien (Fort Providence) – South Slave Region

Agustus Casaway (Lutselk’e) – North Slave Region

Bobbie Lafferty (Colville Lake) – Sahtu Region

Adam Blake Yeadon (Fort Liard) – Dehcho Region

James Kogiak (Aklavik) – Inuvik Region

 

For more information, visit http://www.enr.gov.nt.ca/programs/trapping