The association was organized in 1985 by a group of trappers in Western South Dakota. We sponsor trapping education programs with workshops and demonstrations and have a full line of trapping videos available for checkout at no charge to our members. We have a Youth Trapping Education Program for young trappers and supply these young trappers with educational materials and equipment when the have finished our course. We are the most politically active trapping organization in the state working closely with the South Dakota Game Fish, and Parks to establish trapping seasons and regulations. We represent the interests of the trapper and predator caller by monitoring the legislation dealing with fur harvesting not only at the state level, but the national level as well.
We are affiliated with other organizations dealing with the preservation of hunting and trapping activities including: