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.



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I Know Heimo



$25.00 each

Heimo Korth is a legend amongst Alaskan trappers. Heimo has been living a (very) remote lifestyle for the past forty years. Heimo received ATA's Fabian Carey Trapper of the Year award in 2003, in recognition of his commitment and dedication to trapping. Heimo's sense of humor and engaging personality have won him friends near and far. Back in the 1980s, some of those friends created ball caps with the slogan "I Know Heimo," which brought smiles to the faces of many in the trapping community.

More recently, Heimo has become one of the featured cast members in the excellent reality TV show entitled "Last Alaskans." The program has brought widespread notoriety to our good friend Heimo. This seems like an appropriate time to resurrect the old slogan and share a smile with Heimo's new friends and admirers. Be the first kid on your block to wear one of our new "I Know Heimo" caps.

Watch this wonderful new 2-minute video about the North American fur trade produced by our friends at TruthAboutFur.com. And be sure to visit their website and blog!

Monthly General Membership Meeting

1st Tuesday of each month, October through March


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.


2018 Snare Making Workshop

Date: Saturday, January 6, 2018

Location: ADFG Hunter Education Indoor Shooting Range, 1501 College Road, Fairbanks, AK

Price: $75.00

Learn the materials and techniques you will need to make your own snares. Our instructors have decades of experience and will share their knowledge with you.

Class size is limited to 15.

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 Alli, 907-978-1603

To register, click below:


2018 Fur Handling Workshop

Date: Saturday, January 20, 2018

Location: Fairbanks Fish & Game Hunter Education Shooting Range, 1501 College Road, Fairbanks, AK

Price: $75.00, Lunch included.

Interested in learning how to process furs from the guys who have many years of experience? Then this class will teach you many of the techniques required to do it the right way and get more money from the sale of a quality fur. Fur grading will also be covered.

Class size is limited to 15.

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 Alli, 907-978-1603

To register, click below:


2018 Alaska Trappers Association Fling

Date: Saturday, March 17, 2018

Location: Westmark Hotel, Gold Room, Fairbanks, AK

Doors open: 5:30 pm

Dinner starts: 7:00 pm

For more information, contact Alaska Trappers Association 907-457-1774


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2018 Alaska Trappers Association Fur Auction

Date: Saturday, March 17, 2018 and Sunday, March 18, 2018

Location: Westmark Hotel, Gold Room, Fairbanks, AK

Auction will be held at the Alaska Dog Mushers Hall parking lot on Farmers Loop Road in Fairbanks.

Viewing begins at 10:00 am

Auction Time: 11 am -2 pm


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
Email: info@alaskatrappers.org

Contact SCCATA

Email: sccata@mail.com
Visit them on Facebook: www.facebook.com/SCCATA

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