Alaska Trappers Association
Trappers are dedicated outdoor enthusiasts. We recognize that other back-country users love the wildlife and wild lands of Alaska just as much as we do. We strive to avoid conflicts with these folks. Check out our other My Alaska videos!
Music & Mascot
For the past few years, a few of us have considered the idea of having an ATA "theme song". We investigated a few options. The best alternative involved creative Fairbanks genius Craig Compeau. Craig has been using well-known melodies and modifying the lyrics to fit his views. Many of the resulting songs are humorous criticisms of government. Others focus on life in Alaska. Everyone can agree that they are well done.
ATA Director Dan Tempel heard a song that he liked and realized that the lyrics could be modified to tell a great story about Alaska trappers. We asked Craig if he could work his magic. Craig enlisted the aid of local singer Roger McGill. You can hear the result by clicking on the button below. We hope you like it.
If you want to download the song, go to Craig's website: www.alaskansongs.com.
Meet our mascot, Ben Wood. But we just call him Woody.
Monthly General Membership Meeting
1st Tuesday of each month, October through March
Meeting:The monthly meeting of the Alaska Trappers Association will be held at the Mushers Hall on Farmers Loop, Tuesday October 4, 2016.
Time: The meeting will start at 7:00 pm and will be preceded by a simple meal at 6:30 pm, in exchange for a donation.
Speakers:Bob Hunter will be our featured speaker for the evening. His topic will be "Open Water Beaver Trapping." Bob has lots of experience trapping beaver, during all seasons of the year. He will demonstrate the equipment and methods for taking beaver in the autumn before the water gets hard. Most Interior trappers like to use beaver for bait. Learn a few tricks to help you get the season started on the right foot.
Non-members are welcome.
Intro to Trapping Workshop
Dates: October 15-16, 2016
Location: Lost Lake Scout Camp - 306 Mile Richardson Hwy
Pricing: $145 for current ATA members
$175 for non-members (includes one-year membership and magazine)
Includes: Instruction, 2 days room & board, and trapping manual, all included in cost.
Please register by October 10th, 2016
ATA reserves the right to retain a portion of the registration fee if notified of cancellation less than one week prior to the event.
For more information, click on the attached Flyer, or contact: Dan Tempel @ 322-6645
To register, click below or contact Sasha 907-328-9528.
Monthly SCCATA Membership Meeting
2nd Tuesday of each month, October through April
Alaska Trappers Association Mission Statement
The Alaska Trappers Association endeavors to preserve and promote trapping through trapper education and public awareness.
Shared knowledge fosters responsible trappers and improves public understanding of trapping.
Click here for The Trappers' Code of Ethics