Alaska Trappers Association
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.
Fun at the Trappers Fling and the ATA Fur Auction!
Monthly General Membership Meeting
1st Tuesday of each month, October through March
CONGRATULATIONS Alaska Trappers Association 2015 Sweepstakes Winners!
Arctic Oven Tent —— Ken Yehlik
.300 win-mag Ruger —— Joe Letarte
Knife and Sheath —— Becky Hayes
Pine Marten Print —— Charlie Cross
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
Cost: $125.00 per person for the 2-day course
For more detailed information, click on the poster.
You may call Tish 347-5965 to register for the class
Click on the PayPal button below to pay for your reservation.
Monthly SCCATA Membership Meeting
2nd Tuesday of each month, October through April
2014 Annual SCCATA Trapping School
This year's "SCCATA Trapping School for Beginnners" was held at Beach Lake in the Chugiak/Eagle River area with both Trace Farve and Cross Sellers as our youth volunteers.
For a full report on the event, click HERE.
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