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BC Trappers Association Trophy Histories

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Norm Venables Memorial Trophy
Best Marten Pelt
  • 2002: Irene Smith
  • 2003: Irene Smith
  • 2004: Irene Smith
  • 2005: Irene Smith
  • 2006: Jerry Baker
  • 2007: Gerd Erasmus
  • 2008: Sturgeon Sherwood
  • 2009: Hilde Vogl
  • 2010: Gerd Erasmus
  • 2011: Hilde Vogl
  • 2012: Trevor Jolleys
  • 2013: Gerd Erasmus
  • 2014: Ryan Kole
  • 2015: Nancy Paul
  • 2016: David Lerch
Jack MacKill Trophy
Conservation & Service BCTA
  • 1984: Norm MacKenzie
  • 1985: George Lutkehaus
  • 1987: Jack Lay
  • 1989: Marlene Sharpe
  • 1990: Vicki Allen
  • 1995: Liz Haley
  • 1996: Dave Hatler
  • 2000: Stan Smith
  • 2002: Joe Vogl
  • 2003: Bernard McKay
  • 2004: Alison Beale
  • 2005: Bob Frederick
  • 2006: Dave Hattler
  • 2007: Joe Vogl
  • 2008: Vicki Allen
  • 2011: Len Shankel & Darwyn Eikum
  • 2012: Doug Chambers
  • 2013: Chico Crossland
  • 2014: Murray McCulloch
  • 2015: Wayne Sharpe
Best Wolf Trophy
Built by Norm MacKenzie
  • 1999: Gerd Erasmus, Martin Lamroureau
  • 2000: Stephen Gillis, Stan Smith
  • 2001: Carl Gietscheff, Stephan Gillis
  • 2002: Dave Lancaster, Carl Gietscheff
  • 2003: Brian Monroe, Stephen Gillis
  • 2004: Steve Richburg
  • 2007: Rick Berreth
  • 2008: Vicki Allen
  • 2010: Carl Gitscheff
  • 2011: Shawn Murray
  • 2012: Dave Fookes
  • 2013: Chico Crossland
  • 2014: Gordy Roy
  • 2015: Gordy Roy
  • 2016: Gordy Roy
Joe Carty Trophy
Women's No Time Limit Beaver Handling
  • 2002: Judy Banas
  • 2003: Sue Demaine
Norman L. MacKenzie Memorial Trophy
The Norman L. MacKenzie Memorial Trophy is presented to a person "For Outstanding Service To The British Columbia Trapping Industry". It is awarded by the province of British Columbia, nominations are forwarded by the BCTA.
  • 1995: Marlene Sharpe
  • 1996: Michael Green
  • 1997: Paul Blackwell
  • 1998: Don Wilkins
  • 1999: Sharon Green
  • 2000: Dave Hatler
  • 2001: Carl Gietscheff
  • 2002: Stan Smith
  • 2003: James Hatter
  • 2004: Dave Hatler
  • 2005: Paul Blackwell
  • 2006: Allison Beal
  • 2007: Bob Frederick
  • 2008: Wayne Sharpe
  • 2010: Ron Lancour
  • 2011: Mike Morris
  • 2012: Bryan Monroe
  • 2013: Pete Wise
  • 2014: Judy Banas
  • 2015: Brian Dack
  • 2016: Stu Maitland
George Lutkehaus
Men's No Time Limit Beaver Handling
  • 1982: Eric Vogl
  • 1983: Terry Stocks
  • 1984: Doug Chambers
  • 1986: Richard Vossen
  • 1987: Chico Crossland
  • 1988: Chico Crossland
  • 1989: Allen Ray
  • 1991: Chico Crossland
  • 1992: Lawrence Reynen
  • 1993: Allen Ray
  • 1994: Lawrence Reynen
  • 1995: Jim Gibb
  • 1996: Jim Gibb
  • 1997: Allen Ray
  • 2003: George Noth
  • 2004: Bill Wilkins
  • 2011: Jason McKay
Mike Benz Memorial Trophy
Open Beaver Skinning
  • 1980: Ron Lancour
  • 1981: Wayne Sharpe
  • 1982: Eric Vogl
  • 1983: Doug Chambers
  • 1986: Woody Boychuk
  • 1987: Woody Boychuk
  • 1988: Allen Ray
  • 1989: Allen Ray
  • 1992: Carl Gietscheff
  • 1993: Carl Gietscheff
  • 1994: Lawrence Reynen
  • 2000: Allen Ray
"Lady of the Year" Trophy
  • 2014: Alana Leclerc
  • 2015: Judy Banas
Woodstream Bundle of 5 Trophy Best Handled Pelt Bundle of 5 Furs
  • 1981: Doug Chambers
  • 1982: Clarence Hooker
  • 1983: Judi Lowe
  • 1984: Carl Gietscheff
  • 1985: Carl Gietscheff
  • 1986: Carl Gietscheff
  • 1987: Carl Gietscheff
  • 1988: Carl Gietscheff
  • 1989: Chico Crossland
  • 1991: Chico Crossland
  • 1992: Hilde Vogl
  • 1993: George Noth
  • 1994: Brian Robinson
  • 1995: Gerd Erasmus
  • 1996: Jim Gibb
  • 1997: Gerd Erasmus
  • 1998: Jerry Baker
  • 1999: Hans Erasmus
  • 2000: Egan Wuth
  • 2001: Paul Lowrie
  • 2002: Irene Smith
  • 2003: George Noth
  • 2004: George Noth
  • 2005: Gerd Erasmus
  • 2006: Jerry Baker
  • 2007: George Noth
  • 2008: Bob Frederick
  • 2009: George Noth
  • 2010: Gerd Erasmus
  • 2011: Shawn Murray
  • 2012: Gerd Erasmus
  • 2013: Gerd Erasmus
  • 2014: Gerd Erasmus
  • 2015: Nancy Paul
  • 2016: Gerd Erasmus
Romeo Bruno Award
Awarded to the Outstanding Local of the Year
  • 1992: Prince George Local
  • 1995: Kamloops Local
  • 1999: Prince George Local
  • 2005: Fort Fraser Local
  • 2006: South Cariboo Local
  • 2007: Prince George Local
  • 2008: Fort Fraser Local
  • 2009: East Kootenay Local
  • 2010: South Cariboo Local
  • 2011: Prince George Local
  • 2012: Fort Fraser Local
  • 2013: Fort St. John, Fort Nelson & Dawson Creek
  • 2014: Cranbrook Local
  • 2015: South Cariboo
  • 2016: Prince George Local
Jack McKill Memorial Trophy
Beaver Hooping
  • 1984: Ken Sheen
  • 1985: Len Smith
  • 1987: Ken Sheen
  • 2000: Allan Starkey
  • 2007: Ron Lancour
  • 2008: Ron Lancour

The Wolf Hat Recipients

  • 1986: Dave Unger
  • 1987: Ralph Archibald
  • 1988: Leonard Smith
  • 1989: Mike Green
  • 1990: Susie Haley
  • 1991: Norm Mackenzie
  • 1992: Wayne Sharpe
  • 1993: Jack Lay
  • 1994: Carl Gitscheff
  • 1995: Barb Brown
  • 1996: Doug Chamber
  • 1997: Chico Crossland & Paul Trepus
  • 1998: Don Wilkins
  • 1999: Norm Venables
  • 2000: Ken Cristianson
  • 2001: Stan Smith
  • 2002: Sharon Green
  • 2003: Jim Hatter
  • 2004: Ron Lancour
  • 2005: Bob Frederich
  • 2006: Marlene Sharpe
  • 2007: Murray McCulloch
  • 2008: Willi Wagner
  • 2009: Frank Rad
  • 2010: Paul Blackwell
  • 2011: Pete Wise
  • 2012: Alana Leclerc
  • 2013: Bryan Monroe
  • 2014: Jim Vince
  • 2015: Gerd Erasmus
  • 2016: Terri & Jason Hooft

History of the Wolf Hat

A big thank you to Ron Lancour for un-earthing this nugget of BCTA history:

WOLF HAT SPEECH 1991
by Susie Haley (12 years old)

Ladies and gentlemen, last year I became the proud recipient of the infamous Wolf Hat. This hat had its mysterious beginnings with Woody Boychuk. I am not sure at all what possessed him to produce such a thing. After all, it is head, front feet and tail, and is missing some very important parts. However, produce it he did, and obviously for his own reasons. These reasons, (whatever they may have been), seemed to be passing it on to Mr. Dave Unger. This was, in inverted commas, bestowed on Mr. Ralph Archibald, our fur-carnivore specialist. I think this was to encourage him in his job.

He in turn passed it on to Mr. Len Smith. This was in recognition of a job well done. The job involved making a statement to some antis in a stairwell, as I understand it. On returning to his own local association, Mr. Smith shared the honor with Pierre Barrette who had assisted him in making his "statement."

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The next year came, and Mr. Smith presented it to a man who has contributed a great deal to the spirit and life of our organization. Mike Green, in his turn, somehow saw fit to bestow it on me. Allegedly, I represented the youth of the organization. I was more flattered and honored by this than any thing that ever happened to me. Now it is my turn to hand it over.

My selection for this year was made for respectful purposes. As I represent one of the pups of the pack, he is most certainly one of the alpha wolves. As he writes poetry, I saw it fitting to write some myself. Please bear with me, as my father helped me write this:

SUSIE'S WOLF HAT POEM:

A very big man in size he is not,
A big man in other ways, he is quite a lot.
Jack of all trades, an author he is too,
A poet, a cook, a horse he can shoe;
Running a trapline, he once did this too.

First came to this country, long while ago,
Put his hand to the trade we all feign to know.
Made snares of string, even scented with pooh,
Invented attractors of all kinds of goo.
No tellin' at meals what went into the stew.

Trapped as he did, he got caught in a snare,
A girl from Saskatchewan, she had quite a flare.
Off he dragged her to a year under a wagon,
That first winter was warm, under that old cart,
Fire wasn't much, twas an affair of the heart.

Things got better, a cabin on Kahntah,
Just the two of them, Norman and Iva,
Dogs and a sledge and a long line to run,
Tons of hard work but still lots of fun.
Long springs and snares and even a gun.

I heard a story, an anecdote,
Bout this man on his line, and a mean black bloke.
Followed by a bear, things got really tight,
Norm swung some traps, no gun was in sight,
Smote on the nose, before he could bite.

Another, of Winston, the best of them all,
A wise old loup who stood three feet tall,
Ran Norman around that line for two years,
Missing some toes, he still had good ears,
But Norm won that round, you'll have no fears.

So when it came time to give up the hat,
My choice was easy, you can bet on that,
By the end of this poem you're all in your cups,
It's with great pleasure this hat I give up,
To the old Alpha Wolf, from one of the pups.

Ladies and Gentlemen, It is with due respect, I pass on this infamous skin - to Norman MacKenzie.
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