Alaska Trappers Association
Monthly General Membership Meeting
1st Tuesday of each month, October through March
Intro to Trapping Workshop
October 17-18, 2015
Lost Lake Scout Camp - 306 Mile Richardson Hwy
Trap and Snare Sets Trapping Ethics Fur Handling
Survival Lures & Baits Pre-season Preparations
Download PDF flyer for more information, or contact Dan Tempel at 322-6645. Please register by October 12, 2015. Register online or call Tish Harr, 347-5965.
Alaska Trappers Association
1000 tickets printed for 4 prizes
.30-06 Browning A-Bolt II Stainless Stalker rifle $650 value, from Bass Pro Shops
Guided Kenai River drift boat fishing trip for 2 with 2 nights lodging, $721 value, June 11 to Sept 25 2016 or 2017, transferable, by Cooper Landing Fish Camp
Beaver Fur Mittens and Slippers $425 value, by Denali Fur & Leather
Tickets: $20 or 3 for $50. Donation
To purchase tickets, call Tish, 907-347-5965
Gaming Permit Number 246
Winning tickets to be drawn April 27, 2016
Need not be present to win.
Winners are responsible for taxes.
Fun at the Trappers Fling and the ATA Fur Auction!
ATA Cabin Building Workshop
Dates: Saturday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm & Sunday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, October 3-4, 2015
Where: Tanana Valley Sportsmens Association (TVSA), Fairbanks.
Instructor: Marty Meierotto
This workshop is sold out. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, call Tish 347-5965.
Monthly SCCATA Membership Meeting
2nd Tuesday of each month, October through April
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.
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