About the Trail Wildlife Association


Vision: Focuses on the protection, enhancement and wise use of the environment for the benefit of present and future generations.

Mission: The TWA's objectives are:

  • to work with appropriate government ministries and other conservation organizations to develop sustainable fish and wildlife practices.
  • to encourage responsible recreation related to the enjoyment of wildlife
  • to include our community's students in our fish and wildlife project work
  • to manage and provide safe and secure firearms and archery facilities


The club started in 1925 and was called The Trail Rod & Gun Club. In the late 60's the name was changed to the Trail Wildlife Association.

Executive for 2019

  • President: Terry Hanik

  • Past President: Dan Abenante

  • 1st Vice President: Dan Abenante

  • Secretary/Treasurer: John Harmston

  • Memberships: Dave Lauer

  • Gun Range: Bill Wenman

    • Co-chair: Kelly Moore

    • Co-chair:Gary Rieberger

    • Co-chair: Dennis Venturini

    • Co-chair: Jay Mykietyn

  • Wildlife: Dillon Mawson

    • Co-chair: Laurie Bursaw

  • Fisheries: Alphonse Mallette

  • Elections: George Roberts

  • Land Use: Rick Fillmore

    • Co-chair: John Gwilliam

    • Co-chair: Dillon Mawson

  • Guide-Outfitters Rep: Gary Nutini

  • Communication: Bill Thompson

  • Projects: David Sidley

  • Wilderness Watch:



  • Will McKenzie

  • Mike Mailey

  • Vern Blair

  • Darryle Kohlman

Helpers List

  • Russ Lafreniere

  • Gene LaRocque

  • Jeff Brown

  • Eric Woodhouse

  • Tyler Hwalstad