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. Check out our other My Alaska videos!
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 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, December 6, 2016.
Time: The meal service will begin at 6:30 pm and the meeting will start at 7:00 pm.
Speakers:Our program for the evening will consist of two parts. Kurt Lockwood has created several trapping boxes for sleds and the back deck of a snow-machine. Kurt will share his ideas for setting up a trapping box in the most efficient manner. In addition, Bill Larry will share his knowledge regarding the pros and cons of two cycle versus four cycle engines for a trapper's snow-machine.
Non-members are welcome.
2017 Fur Handling Workshop
Dates: January 14, 2017
Location: Fairbanks Fish & Game Hunter Education Shooting Range, 1501 College Road, Fairbanks, Alaska
Pricing: $75.00, includes lunch.
Instructors: Bill Wivoda and Marty Middlestadt
Class size is limited to the first 25.
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, click on the Flyer.
To register, click below or contact: Tish at (907) 347-5965.
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