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 And be sure to visit their website and blog!

Monthly General Membership Meeting

1st Tuesday of each month, October through March

ATA Monthly Membership Meeting

Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Location: Mushers Hall on Farmers Loop

A simple meal will be served at 6:30PM, in exchange for a donation.

Meeting will begin at 7:00 pm.

Our guest speakers for the evening will be representatives of the Alaska Dog Mushers Association. They will share their recommendations for trappers to help avoid problems between trappers and mushers. These two groups have been long-term allies. We want to keep it that way. Let's hear directly from the mushers the steps we should take to avoid conflict.

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.

2018 ATA Fling and Fur Auction

2018 ATA Fling and Fur Auction

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

Booking Information: (book ASAP so that you can get the special rates)

Your Group Code is TRAP2018

Individuals can make reservations online using Group code at,, or by calling the reservations desk at 800-544-0970.

Complimentary Continental Breakfast Buffet (included in room rate: Bacon, Scrambled Eggs, Hard Boiled Eggs, Breakfast Potatoes, Assorted Homemade Pastries, daily Variety of Toast and/or Bagels with Cream Cheese, Oatmeal (with golden and/or brown raisins, brown sugar) and/or Cream of Wheat (with golden and/or brown raisins, brown sugar), Cold Cereals, Yogurt, Fresh/Whole Fruit, Coffee, Juice, Milk.

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

NOTE: Limited tickets remain and can be purchased at the door starting at 5:30pm.

There are Fling tickets also available at Alaska Tent & Tarp and The Cutting Edge.

2018 Alaska Trappers Association Fur Auction

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

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

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