The Genuine Mackenzie Valley Fur (GMVF) Program provides Northwest Territories (NWT) trappers with “one window” access to the international fur auction market for fur harvested in the NWT.  In addition, the Program actively markets and promotes fur at international venues through partnerships with other harvesting jurisdictions and the private sector. The programs and services under this program include: 

·       providing trappers access to the international fur market through an ongoing relationship with the Fur Harvesters Auction;

·       covering the costs of shipping and drumming;

·       marketing and promoting fur at international venues through partnerships with other harvesting jurisdictions and the private sector;

·       protecting trappers against unexpected changes in the fur market through providing guaranteed advances for high quality fur;

·       providing prime fur bonuses to trappers whose pelts sell at amounts higher than the guaranteed advance;

·       providing annual start-up funds for eligible harvesters through Trapper’s Grubstake;

·       providing community-based trapper training to help trappers get the best price for their furs; and,

·       recognizing top trappers annually through trapper awards.

We are currently evaluating the program with the goal of improving delivery to best support NWT trappers and their needs. Please take a few minutes to give us feedback.

You can enter your name and email at the end to be entered into the prize draw. Your name and email will not be linked to any responses.

You do not have to answer questions you do not want to, and you can exit the survey at any time.

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* 1. What community do you live in?

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* 2. Have you ever used the GMVF program?

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* 3. What parts of the GMVF program have you used or participated in? Please check all that apply:

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* 4. Which of these programs and services has been the most helpful to you as a trapper and why?

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* 9. Do you get other help in your community so you can trap?

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* 10. Why do you trap? Please select from below or add your own reason.

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* 11. What parts of the GMVF program do you think work well right now and why?

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* 12. What parts of the GMVF program do you think do not work well right now and why?

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* 13. How could the GMVF program change to better support trappers?

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* 14. Is there anything else you would like to share about the GMVF program?

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* 15. If you would like to enter the prize draw, please list your name and email or phone number.

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