National Trappers Association
Over the past 20 years, (professionally trapping since 1996) Matt Lumley has worked in Iowa, Maryland, Arkansas, Mississippi, North Dakota, Wyoming and Montana on complex wildlife management issues. His most prominent projects include: impacts to vital water quality that was being threatened by Nutria decreasing the native natural vegetation (filtration system) in the fragile Chesapeake bay ecosystem as well as saving endangered terrapin sea turtle eggs by trapping red fox on Poplar Island in MD. In the South, he worked on predator populations to enhance turkey nesting success and removed nuisance beaver to reduce flooding and timber damage for counties hunting clubs and timber companies. In addition, successes out West include, removing depredating mountain lions, coyotes, red fox, wolves and bears on livestock and pets. These are all critical contributions within his repertoire that play a role on reducing depredations on mule deer, elk, and bighorn sheep.
In an ever urbanizing world, meaningful trapping has never been more relevant to reduce human and wildlife conflicts. Stabilizing struggling ungulate populations and ensuring our vital outdoor heritage must be preserved.
As a lifelong, ethical hunter, guide, trapper and outdoorsman Matt Lumley conveys his passion for the outdoors and unprecedented knowledge of predators to the National Assembly of Sportsman Caucuses.