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Fur Takers of America, Inc. a non-profit organization, was founded in 1968 providing a national brotherhood of strength to promote and protect our trapping heritage all across North America.

Trapping & Furbearer Management in North American Wildlife Conservation
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The November 2019 edition of the Fur Taker Magazine is now online!
View the entire magazine at your leisure exclusively on the FTA website. Articles include the FTA History, Trappers Guides and much more. Each FTA membership receives a free monthly issue by mail.
Fur Taker Magazine Issue Now Online!
Current FTA Members: If you prefer, you can now receive your monthly issue of the Fur Taker Magazine electonically instead of by mail. Contact Eric Arnold editor@furtakermagazine.com for more info.

Trappers College Memorial 
Scholarship Donations

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Check out The FTA Trapping Chronicles!

Zip Tie Method of Body Grip Removal

See the newest information available at our Furbearer Education website -- an educational lesson courtesy of the Minnesota Trappers Association.


Trapping Awareness & Attitudes
Find out more about how aware people are of trapping and what their attitudes might be in this new study conducted by the Association of Fish and Wildlife.
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FTA Furbearer Research Grant
Now Open for Applications

The FTA recognizes that Furbearer research is often left underfunded or not funded at all, by state agencies. Since abundant furbearers are key to the future of trapping, and to wildlife management in general, we are hoping to assist with funding for research that promises to help enhance furbearer populations for the future. Click to view critera and application information.
FTA & International Trapper Communications
FTA International Trappers
Seven Spanish trappers visited the woods and streams of southern Indiana to experience first-hand what many of us take for granted. They came from a land that allows only four types of traps.
Read the complete article with many photos included.
Pete Askins
Pete Askins biography book raises money for FTA. Read More
Canadian Trappers Help US Fisher Program

FTA History Committee Needs Your Help!

Fur Takers of America
55th Rendezvous

June 22-24, 2023
Jefferson, WI
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