To defend and promote the safe and ethical harvest of furbearing mammals and to the preservation and enhancement of their habitats.
The development and usage of the most effective and humane trapping techniques available.
Top name trappers provide demonstrations at each convention to help trappers of all ages improve their trapping techniques.
The reintroduction of the otter in the U.S. is an example of the partnership between trappers and wildlife managers.
The NTA lawyers & lobbyists assist many states with introduced legislative bills which are detrimental to trappers.
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Highlights of the 2019 National Trappers Association Convention
NTA Director - Vacant
The National Trappers Association is committed to defending and promoting the safe and ethical harvest of furbearing mammals and to the preservation and enhancement of their habitats. Fifty-one state trapping affiliates make up the core of the national organization representing thousands of fur harvesters from every portion of the country. The National Trappers Association and its members continue to research and encourage the development and usage of the most effective and humane trapping techniques available. Furbearers, like other managed wildlife species, thrive and are far more diverse today then 100 years ago. The reintroduction of the river otter throughout America’s river systems is just one example of the successful partnership between trappers and wildlife managers. The National Trappers Association continues to defend our American Heritage and the sound management of all wildlife for the future enjoyment and use by all sportsmen of North America. We thank all members and organizations for their dedicated support.
Destroying the Myth
This NTA produced video explodes the heart of the anti-trapping strategy by exposing it as false. Click video to view.
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