Alaska Trappers Association


Vanished Bear Trails, Stories of Hunting Bears on Kodiak Island from the early 1950s to 2005NEW!
Vanished Bear Trails, Stories of Hunting Bears on Kodiak Island from the early 1950s to 2005
by Darrell Farmen

"The giant brown bears found on Kodiak Island hold a fascination for both hunters and non-hunters. Many of us dream of spending time observing those magnificent animals in their natural habitat. Few men have spent more time or been more successful than Darrell Farmen. Farmen came to Kodiak in 1953 as a teenager to work as a packer for two of the most famous bear guides in history - Bill Pinnell and Morris Talifson. Farmen has spent the past few years writing about his experiences among the Kodiak bears.

The stories themselves are captivating, made even more so by the informal writing style that flows from Darrell in a natural manner. His honesty, integrity and sense of humor shine through to make good stories even better."

Price: $19.95


An Alaskan Adventure, A Story of Finding Gold in the Far North from 1893 - 1903
An Alaskan Adventure, A Story of Finding Gold in the Far North from 1893 - 1903
by Frederick James Currier

Forward by Randy Zarnke:

"Frederick James Currier was born on February 13, 1860 in Wisconsin. As a young man, he was always looking for adventure. In 1894, Currier went to Oregon to purchase an apple orchard. Instead, he met two miners who were about to depart on a trip to Alaska to seek gold. They invited Fred to accompany them. The orchard idea was forgotten."

Get the book to see what happened after that.

Price: $17.95



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I Know Heimo



$25.00 each

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

Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Location: Mushers Hall on Farmers Loop Road

A simple meal will be served at 6:30PM, in exchange for a donation.

Meeting will begin at 7:00 pm.

This month's program will consist of video presentation regarding the life and wilderness activities of ATA member Nate Turner. Nate's family lives on a remote river southwest of Fairbanks. They fish and garden in the summer, guide big game hunters in the autumn and trap in the winter. The video focuses as much on the value of a remote life as it does on the methods of taking animals. Nate will attend and share additional comments on his family's remote lifestyle.




2020 ATA Fur Handling Workshop

2020 ATA Fur Handling Workshop

Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Fairbanks Fish & Game Hunter Education Shooting Range, 1501 College Road - Fairbanks, Alaska

Cost: $75.00, Lunch is included

Interested in learning how to process furs from the guys who have many years of experience? Then this class will teach you many of the techniques required to do it the right way and get more money from the sale of a quality fur. Fur grading will also be covered.

Class size is limited to 20 students

ATA reserves the right to retain a portion of the registration fee if notified of cancellation less than one week prior to the event.

How to Register: Call Justin, 457-1774 or click on the button below.




2020 ATA Fur Handling Workshop

2020 ATA Snare Making Workshop

Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020

Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: ADFG Hunter Education Indoor Shooting Range, 1501 College Road, Fairbanks, Alaska

Instructor: Jim Masek

Cost: $75.00

Learn the materials and techniques you will need to make your own snares.

Class size is limited to 15

ATA reserves the right to retain a portion of the registration fee if notified of cancellation less than one week prior to the event.

How to Register: Call Justin, 457-1774 or click on the button below.




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.

Our Philosophy

Shared knowledge fosters responsible trappers and improves public understanding of trapping.

Click here for The Trappers' Code of Ethics

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The Alaska Trappers Association (ATA) respects the privacy of its members and customers and takes steps to prevent unauthorized disclosure of personal information to third parties, regardless of whether such information is received by e-mail, on-line forms, telephone, facsimile, mail or otherwise. ATA stores this information to enable it to mail monthly magazines or fulfill orders. Only employees who need access to personal information to perform a specific job are granted access. The website carries a Comodo CA Limited Positive Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Certificate, which enables security of private information. We also use a secure processing service for all credit card transactions. Financial information will be securely transferred to merchant account and banking vendors to process payment for orders. Our contracted printing company will be provided certain personal information to arrange for the shipment of monthly magazines. Unless required by law or by court order, ATA will not disclose, share or sell any customer information to any other third party without prior authorization.


Contact ATA

Phone: (907) 457-1774
Mail: P. O. Box 82177
Fairbanks, Alaska 99708
Email: info@alaskatrappers.org

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Email: sccata@mail.com
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