Alaska Trappers Association

Monthly General Membership Meeting

1st Tuesday of each month, October through March

The next meeting will be on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at Dog Musher's Hall on Farmer's Loop.

Dinner will begin at 6:30 pm in exchange for a donation. The meeting begins at 7:00 pm.

Our guest speaker for the evening will be John Goerge. John George was born and raised in Juneau. He trapped there as a teenager and young man. John has since moved to Fairbanks and now runs a trapline in the Interior. John will compare and contrast trapping styles in the two areas with a focus on equipment, clothing and methods of transportation.

2015 Trapper Fling

2015 Trappers Fling

When: Saturday, March 21, 2015

Where: Westmark Gold Room

Doors open at 5:30 pm, Dinner Served at $7:15 pm

Cost: $50.00

To reserve, click the Buy Now button below.

2015 ATA Raw Fur Auction

2015 ATA Fur Auction

When: March 21-22, 2015

Where: 2nd Avenue, Big Ray's Parking Lot

Viewing begins at 10:00 am and Sale begins at 11:00 am.

For more info, call JR at

2014 Annual General Trapping School

Interior ATA hosted a trapping school for 35 students on Saturday, October 18th and Sunday, October 19th at the Lost Lake Scout Camp off the Richardson Highway in Interior Alaska.

For a full report on the event, click HERE.

2014 Annual General Trapping School Photo

Alaska Trappers Association 2015 Sweepstakes

Prizes include: .300 win-mag Ruger 77 Rifle; Arctic Oven Tent; Knife and Sheath; and Pine Marten Print.

Only 1,000 Tickets available! Order yours today!

Suggested donation: $20 each ticket or get 3 tickets for $50.

If you want to pay using a credit card, please call Tish Harr at 907-347-5965. You may also write us at: ATA, P. O. Box 82177, Fairbanks, AK 99708. For additional information, please call Keith Bayha at 907-746-6663.

For more sweepstakes details, click HERE.

2015 Snare Making Class

2015 ATA Snare Making Class

Instructors: Jim Masek & Mike Ozborn

When: Saturday, February 21, 2015

Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Cost: $75.00

For more information, click here to see the flyer.

To reserve your seat, click below to pay online.

Monthly SCCATA Membership Meeting

2nd Tuesday of each month, October through April

2014 Annual SCCATA Trapping School

This year's "SCCATA Trapping School for Beginnners" was held at Beach Lake in the Chugiak/Eagle River area with both Trace Farve and Cross Sellers as our youth volunteers.

For a full report on the event, click HERE.

2014 Annual SCCATA Trapping School Photo

Stories of True Wild Alaska

Stories of True Wild Alaska, Alaska Tracks

Alaska Tracks, by Randy Zarnke (click for larger view)

The next step in the long-term ATA oral history project has arrived. Read the life stories of the people who have hunted, fished and trapped throughout The Great Land. Perfect for winter evenings with your feet propped up by the wood stove.

Order in our Store now!

Price: $19.95

New Audio

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:

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) 347-5965
Mail: P. O. Box 82177
Fairbanks, Alaska 99708

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