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ATA Book Bundle
Alaska Trappers is offering a 6-book bundle for $99.00 plus $8.60 shipping.
This 6-book bundle includes:
- In the Land of Wilderness
- Vanished Bear Trails
- 49 Years in the 49th State
- Me Caribou is on Fire
- An Alaskan Adventure
- Alaska Tracks
A 6-book bundle sold by ATA at a great savings! Great for gifts or just to get the whole ATA library all together for a great price. Buy the bundle and save $15.70 off the cover price.
Dean Wilson PosterClick on image to enlarge
Perfect for the fur shed. This 18"x24" poster is commemorating the life of Dean Wilson, "The Patriarch" of ATA and is available on 100# matte stock.
Cost: $5.00 per poster, shipping is $3.92
(Additional posters, just add $5, no extra postage.)
The Final Frontiersman by James Campbell
Author: James Campbell
Heimo Korth and His Family Alone in Alaska's Arctic Wilderness
"Hundreds of hardy people have tried to carve a living in the Alaskan bush, but few have succeeded as consistently as Heimo Korth. Originally from Wisconsin, Heimo traveled to the Arctic wilderness in his feverous twenties. Now, more than three decades later, Heimo lives with his wife and two daughters approximately 200 miles from civilization-a sustainable, nomadic life bounded by the migrating caribou, the dangers of swollen rivers, and by the very exigencies of daily existence.
Awe-inspiring and memorable, The Final Frontiersman reads like a rustic version of the American Dream and reveals for the first time a life undreamed by most of us: amid encroaching environmental pressures, apart from the herd, and alone in a stunning wilderness that for now, at least, remains the final frontier."
328 pages. Price: $17.00
Price of Paradise by Mark Schlenker
Author: Mark Schlenker
Mark Schlenker has lived a life that many outdoorsmen dream of. As a young man, Mark realized he loved the wilderness of Alaska. He structured his life to enable him to spend as much time as possible pursuing fur, food and adventure in the backcountry.
In the pages of The Price of Paradise, Mark recounts his adventures and numerous misadventures. This is one tough guy, both mentally and physically. Over the years, Mark became more proficient at his wilderness pursuits, gaining a well-deserved reputation as an effective hunter, trapper and fisherman. The Alaska Trappers Association recognized Mark's dedication and accomplishments in 2011 when he recieved the Fabian Carey Trapper of the Year award, our highest honor.
208 pages, soft cover. Price: $19.95.
The Alaska Trappers Handbook
Author: Dean Willson, Jr.
An Alaskan Classic back in print after many years! The Alaska Trappers Handbook is a collection of the knowledge and experiences of an Alaskan trapper. Like most trappers, you have probably read many good trapping handbooks, but there has never been one written about trapping in snow under Alaskan conditions. Although this book is written for trappers, it covers such a wide variety of subjects, it will be used and appreciated by any serious outdoorsman. The author, Dean Wilson, was a trapper, fur buyer, outdoorsman and survivor in Alaska for many years.
96 pages with photos and illustrations, price: $14.00 each
Me Caribou Is On Fire
ATA is proud to distribute former President Pete Buist's new book Me Caribou Is On Fire. This 256-page softcover book is packed with stories of hunting adventures from Alaska to Africa.
"Me Caribou Is On Fire is a great read! One can almost taste the camp grub he describes, whether prepared for or by him, smell the scents of the hunting camps and cabins and feel the bitter cold of the 1992 fall hunt or the Delta sheep hunt snowstorm. The descriptions of his many hunting experiences make the reader feel like they were there with him in the wild or on a flight to the next adventure."
~~Mike Fleagle - Former Chairman - Alaska Board of Game
256 pages, Price: $19.95 each
49 Years in the 49th State
I've known Pat Valkenburg for most of the 49 years he writes about in this book. We both worked for the Wildlife Division within the Alaska Department of Fish & Game during much of that time. Looking back, those were the "Golden Years" at ADF&G. We had some of the best wildlife biologists in the world on our staff. It was almost like being on an All-Star team. Pat fit right in.
When Pat is hot on the trail of a new adventure, he gives little thought to creature comforts. Unlike many of his peers, Pat is not discouraged by bad weather, failed equipment, hunger or fatigue. He's willing to eat leaves and sleep on a rock if it means he will have fun and/or learn something new.
Pat's book contains the best of personal adventure, hunting and trapping, wildlife biology, aviation and a curious mind. It's all presented in an easy-reading style. The pacing is fast. There is a new adventure every few pages, and you will come to the end before you are ready to be done.
~~Excerpts from the forward by Randy Zarnke.
320 pages, paperback 1st edition, Price: $19.95 each
In the Land of Wilderness
Marty Meierotto's powerful new book is out! 320 pages of non-stop action from the trapline. From the forward by Randy Zarnke: "So....what about this book? You're going to like it. Marty has an engaging writing style, which is easy to read. Between these covers, he has given you lots of solid advice and great insight into the workings of the natural world. He's also shared plenty of that sense of humor which is unique to him and him alone. There are also a few chapters that deal with very serious, life-and-death issues. He deals with them straight on, just as you would expect. By the time you get to the end, you will know this unique character at least a little better than you do now.
Price: $19.95 each
ATA Trapline Sign-Special UV Laminated Trapline signs on 65# Bright Pink Cover stock
These signs have been coated with a UV safe lamination that has proven to be superior for use on fully exposed areas in extreme cold conditions. For members of Alaska Trappers Association.
Price: $5.00 each
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."
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.
Alaska Tracks, by Randy Zarnke
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.
ATA Wolf Trapping Manual
ATA Wolf Trapping DVD
After several years of development and production, the collective experience of Alaska's very best wolf trappers has been consolidated into a manual and DVD. The info contained in these teaching tools would take the average trapper an entire lifetime to learn. Now, you can learn both the basics and the 'secret' tricks of the trade. It's all available to you in this manual and DVD, to learn at your own speed. These two items do not duplicate each other. Rather, they were developed to complement each other. We recommend that they be purchased as a pair.
The manual includes 123 pages of firsthand practical information, including detailed drawings. The 34 minute long DVD supplements that material by clearly demonstrating the principles described in the manual at real-life settings on Alaskan traplines, for catching North America's largest and cagiest furbearer.
"The ... Manual is the 'Encyclopedia Alaskana' on wolf trapping... It explains in plain language and outstanding illustrations how this knowledge can be applied."
- Dick Bishop, retired game biologist and occasional trapper
"I am favorably impressed by your new video. Anyone who traps wolves could profit by the tips provided. The greatest value is ... the graphic examples of various wolf sets. My congratulations ... for this forward-thinking presentation."
- Jim Rearden, author of Alaska's Wolf Man and former member of the Alaska Board of Game
Alaskans How to Handbook
The "How To" book is the brainchild of long-term ATA Editor Joe Dart. Joe wanted to preserve some of the skills necessary for life in The Bush. He interviewed the experts & put their thoughts into words & pictures which are easily understood. You can learn how to make snowshoes, a fish wheel, a dog sled and many other useful tools.
This book is fascinating reading even if you never plan to actually construct the items described. It also makes an excellent gift.$20.00
- history of trapping in Alaska
- preparation of traps & snares
- details of making sets for each furbearer species
- preparing pelts after the catch
Knowledge gained from this Manual will put fur on your stretcher.
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