Alaska Trappers Association
Monthly General Membership Meeting
1st Tuesday of each month, October through March
The next meeting will be on November 4, 2014 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 Rod Stephens. owner of Rod's Saw Shop. Rod will share his wealth of knowledge regarding chain saws:
- Routine Maintenance
- Safe Operation
- Emergency Repair
A chain saw can be a trapper's best friend or worst enemy. Learn from Rod how to keep it as a friend.
This topic should be of interest to many outdoor-oriented residents of the interior. on-members of ATA are encouraged to attend.
2014 Annual General Trapping School
The Annual General Trapping School will be held October 18-19th, 2014 at Lost Lake Camp. Lost Lake Camp is located at 12660 Lost Lake Road,Fairbanks, AK 99701
Topics will include:
- Trap and Snare Sets
- Lures and Bait
- Trapping Ethics
- Fur Handling
- Pre-Season Preparations
Click on the image for a copy of the Trapping School PDF.
Cost: Includes Instruction, room and board, trapping manual.
- $135.00 for current ATA members
- $165 for non-members (includes one year membership)
Registration is now closed due to a full class. Thank you for your support!
Monthly SCCATA Membership Meeting
2nd Tuesday of each month, October through April
The next meeting will be on October 14th, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the Dog Musher's Hall on Tudor Road.
2014 Annual SCCATA Trapping School
The Annual SCCATA Trapping School will be held October 18, 2014 at Beach Lake, South Birchwood Loop (Chugiak).
Topics will include:
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Cost: Includes Trapping ethics, Hands-on Basic Trap & Snare Techniques.
- $30.00 for Youth (17 and under) - must be with paying adult
- $90.00 for Adults (18 years and up)
Pre-Register before October 10, 2014 by calling Keith at 223-1993 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org re:Trapping School
Stories of True Wild Alaska
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.
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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.
Old-Timer's Night with Dave Lanni
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