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 My Alaska videos!
I Know Heimo
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 TruthAboutFur.com. 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
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.
An Alaskan Adventure
A Story of Finding Gold in the Far North from 1893 - 1903
by Frederick James Currier
Event: Book Release and Signing Party
Date: September 7, 2018, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Morris Thompson Center, 101 Dunkel Street, Fairbanks, AK
Special Attraction: Local children will perform a short stage play based on scenes from the book.
If you are unable to attend and want a personalized book, contact Randy Zarnke by phone (907) 452-6857 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To purchase this book, click on the "Add to Cart" button below:
Herb Melchior Passes
Herb passed away on June 5, at age 88. He leaves his wife, Hilda, and sons, Thor and Soren.
Herb's obituary may be read by clicking here.
Our sincerest condolences to his family and friends.
2018 General Trapping Workshop
Date: Saturday & Sunday, October 20-21, 2018
Location: Lost Lake Scout Camp - 306 Mile Richardson Hwy
~~Lower Registration Fee~~
Price: $120.00 for current members; $150 for non-members, which includes one year ATA membership.
Instruction, room/board, and ATA trapping manual included in cost. (Click image for more info)
Please register by October 13th, 2018
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, contact Dan Tempel @ 488-8043 or Cell 322-6645
To register, click below and select appropriate drop-down item:
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
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