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 Coloring Book
The Perfect Christmas Gift!
Buy one for all your kids in your life!
Follow the story of "Trapper Tom" on his trapline. Includes a maze, connect-the-dots map and a word game. We all search for ways to get little kids interested in outdoor activities. This coloring book could be the answer. 40 Pages.
History of the Alaska Trappers Association
UPDATE IN PROCESS - This publication is currently unavailable for purchase, as we are updating it with the latest and greatest information. Check back before the next trapping season starts and get your updated copy.ATA has a proud history, which begins even prior to the formation of the organization back in 1973. Several strong presidents have led us through the years.
There have been:
· good times and bad times,
· happy events and sad events,
· and failures.
Former president Pete Buist has recaptured many of those times in his new book on the history of ATA. Buist's entertaining style pulls no punches. He "... tells it like it was." The 54 page text includes many photos which augment the rich stories. In addition, sketches by Joe Dart and John Majak provide extra character.
Appendices include info regarding:
· lifetime members,
· past members of the Board of Directors, and
· past recipients of the Fabian Carey Trapper of the Year.
This book will be enjoyed by both long-term members who lived through the many incidents described in the book, as well as newer members who wish to learn more about the background and history of our organization.
See also ATA History
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.
- 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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