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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2017 ATA Trappers Fling
Date: Saturday, March 18, 2017. Doors open at 5:30 pm and Dinner served at 7:15 pm.
Location: Westmark Gold Room
Raffles, Auctions, Awards & Fine Food
For registration, click below or call ATA Message phone at 457-1774
For those wishing to overnight at the Westmark we have a special room rate using code TRAP031717
Contact the Westmark at 1-800-544-0970 or www.westmarkhotels.com
2017 ATA Trappers Fling Tickets:
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
Meeting:The monthly meeting of the Alaska Trappers Association will be held at the Mushers Hall on Farmers Loop, Tuesday, February 7, 2017.
Time: The meal service will begin at 6:30 pm and the meeting will start at 7:00 pm.
Speakers:Our guest speaker for the evening will be Mark Keech. Mark is a successful marten trapper. For years, he used standard pole sets and bucket sets to catch his marten. One year, the marten refused to climb, so Mark was forced to use ground cubbies. To prevent pelt damage from mice and other varmints, he used lift poles to get the marten off the ground and protected from damage. His presentation will focus on the construction and use of lift poles.
Non-members are welcome.
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.
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.
Shared knowledge fosters responsible trappers and improves public understanding of trapping.
Click here for The Trappers' Code of Ethics