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!

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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, January 3, 2017.

Time: The meal service will begin at 6:30 pm and the meeting will start at 7:00 pm.

Speakers:Our featured speaker for the evening will be PJ Simon of Allakaket, Galena and now Fairbanks. PJ grew up in the village, where trapping was an important part of the lifestyle. He learned from the most successful trappers on the Koyukuk River. PJ will share memories from his Father's and Grandfather's generation.

Non-members are welcome.

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:

Meet our mascot, Ben Wood. But we just call him Woody.

2017 Wolf Trapping Workshop

Dates: February 4 & 5, 2017

Location: Lost Lake Boy Scout Camp, 306 Mile Richardson Highway

Pricing: $145.00 for current ATA Member / $175 for Non-Members (includes 1 Year Membership) / $45 Family member student age

- Basic and Advanced Trap and Snare Sets -
- Trapping Ethics and Fur Handling -

Instruction, room and board, and trapping manual included in cost.

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, contact Ross Beal, 907-451-8749 or email to

To register, click below or contact ATA 907-457-1774.

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ATA retains the right to retain a portion of the registration fee if notified of cancellation less than one week prior to the event.

Note: please include phone number or email so we can notify you in the event the class is cancelled.

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.

Our Philosophy

Shared knowledge fosters responsible trappers and improves public understanding of trapping.

Click here for The Trappers' Code of Ethics

Contact ATA

Phone: (907) 457-1774
Mail: P. O. Box 82177
Fairbanks, Alaska 99708

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