The 2015 ATA Fur Sale will be Saturday, February 21st at the Pope County Fair Grounds at 500 S Knoxville, Russellville, AR 72801

Contact Doug Henderson at (501) 288-3502 if you have any questions.

Click this link for info: Arkansas Trappers Association 2015 Fur Sale

Sale starts at 8:00 AM. Get there early.

We will have staff on hand at 6:00 to help you get lot tags filled out. Also, remember to get there early to get CITES tags from AGFC for bobcat and otter. AGFC is not there for the whole sale.

If you are not ready and are not getting your fur to the table when your lot number is called, you will be placed at the end of the line.

The host motel in the Russellville area is:
Quality Inn (AR049) Exit 84, 140
3019 East Parkway Drive
Russellville, AR 72802
Phone: (479) 967-7500
Fax: (479) 967-6314
$58.49 +Tax per night

500 S Knoxville, Russellville, AR 72801

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Had a great workshop. Want to thank our president, Aaron Hitchcock, all the instructors and the most important part, the ladies in the kitchen: Claudine Shankle, Mary Hitchcock, Signe Ward and Connie Watson.

Instructors were:

Coon – Doug Henderson

Muskrat – Travis Jerdin

Beaver – Mike Fischer

Otter – Gary Helms

Snaring – Dub Shankle

Bobcat – Danny Ross

Coyote – Larry White

Fox – Dana “Trapper Chick” Humphries

Trap Prep and Ethics – Bob Blair

Below is a small slide show.

NAFA receiving dates and pick-up locations are available for your use. Click on the link below if you’d like to download a copy.

2014-2015 NAFA Recieving Dates

NAFA Receiving Times and Locations

Congrats to the 2014 Mr. and Mrs. Trapper of the Year, Bob and Michelle Blair.

Congrats to the 2014 Trapper of the Year, Heath Shaw.

And also congrats to the 2014 ATA Appreciation Award winner, Mike Fischer!

Thank you for all you do!

The Bylaws and Constitution were passed as proposed at the Fall Convention. Click on the link below if you’d like to download a copy.

Arkansas Trappers Association Bylaws

Arkansas Trappers Association Constitution

The 2014 Arkansas Trappers Association Fall Convention will be held on Friday, September 12, 2014 and Saturday,
September 13, 2014 at Petit Jean State Park. Convention activities will be centered around the Recreation Hall which is located just north of the Visitors Center right next to Lake Bailey.

Admission to the convention is FREE to members and non-members. If you’re not a member of ATA or your membership has expired, you can become a member at the convention. ATA T-shirts, hats, sweatshirts, cookbook and other merchandise will be for sale.

Friday Night September 12th will start off the weekend with a meal at 6:30pm. The main course, side dishes and drink are supplied, just bring your appetite. A Board of Directors meeting will be held directly afterwards.

All Day Saturday September 13th you can look forward to: Trapping Demonstrations, Kids and Ladies Activities, Vendors, Tailgaters,
Potluck Lunch, 2014 General Business Meeting, Awards Ceremony and Auction.

Saturday Schedule of Events

8:30am – Recreation Hall opens
Vendor booths and tailgater area open for business


12:00 noon – Potluck Lunch so please bring a side dish as the ATA will provide the meat.

1:00pm – General Membership meeting

2:30pm (or following membership meeting)
Awards ceremony for Mr. and Mrs. Trapper and Trapper of the Year.
Please be considering your nominations and submit to a Board Member or your District Rep.

3:00pm (or following awards ceremony)
Auction of items donated by vendors and ATA members, proceeds go to ATA.
During the auction there will be raffles from your door ticket and other raffle chances

4:30pm (or following the auction) – Cleanup!
Volunteers are needed to stack tables and chairs and cleanup the hall

Mather Lodge is open. All 24 guest rooms and other facilities at the lodge are now open. There are also 33 cabins and 125 campsites available for rent. Call 1-800-264-2462 for lodge and cabin reservations, 501-727-5441 for campground reservations. The Director of Arkansas State Parks has determined that the two night minimum will be waived for the ATA Fall Convention at Petit Jean. Make sure you tell them you are with the ATA when you make reservations or check in. If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact Park Superintendent Joe Buckley at or 501-727-5441. Dardenelle, Russellville and Morrilton may have hotel rooms available.

If you have any questions or care to be a vendor, contact Charlie Bass at (870) 698-1154 or at the District 2 Facebook page at

Talking Outdoors: Trapping in Arkansas

Wildman follows a few trappers around and goes to the fur sale in Russeville. Brad did a great job!

I want to thank everyone who attended the Spring Convention, especially the 114 people who attended. I also want the thank the instructors that took care to the demos:

Dub Shankle
Bobby Blair
Dana Smith
Scott Smith
Charlie Bass
Aaron Hitchcock

And a big thank you to the vendors who had anything one needed for trapping:

Cecil Gibbs ADC – Cecil Gibbs
Outdoor Critter Gitters – Tim Rainey
Trapperchick – Dana Smith
NAFA – Sterlen Kirschman
The Dragons – Jason Lambert
Made in USA – Kyle Lasaster
Sloan’s Trapping Supplies – Mark Sloan
K & K Animal Control – Tim Ross
American Animal Control – Dub Shankle

We also want to thank everyone who donated items for the auction as well as the women who ran the concession stand. You ladies are Special.

The ATA acquired 15 new members and had 2 renewals.

I can’t thank everyone enough who helped make the 2014 ATA Spring Convention a success!

The ATA Fur Sale was Feb. 15 in Russellville.

Hope everyone had a great season and hope the prices were to your liking.

Below are the results for your use.

ATA Fur Sale Results


Dates have been set. The event will be in Arkadelphia at Clark County Fairgrounds on October 10-12.

While this is a NTA SE Regional, we have 4 other states that will help us put this on…Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma.

Should be a good time for all.

If you want to volunteer please contact Dub Shankle at 479-997-5062 or Tim Ross at 870-678-3473.

General info as well as dealer info can be found here

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