MISSOURI TRAPPERS ASSOCIATION
UTILIZING OUR ABUNDANT MISSOURI WILDLIFE
The Missouri Trappers Association's mission is to preserve the heritage and profession of the fur trapper, create mutual understanding and goodwill with groups or individuals by practicing and teaching the skills that will conserve and maintain a balance of nature without misuse, and provide for the harvesting of renewable resources.
Since its creation, the Missouri Trappers Association (MTA) has been dedicated to the preservation of the heritage and skills of trapping as well as the conservation and utilization of all natural resources of our state and our nation.
The MTA was created in 1958. The original meetings consisted of about a dozen trappers gathering at a member’s house in the spring, swapping stories, and passing on tips to improve one another's success. The news of the organization spread by word of mouth and a single advertisement in a nationally circulated magazine. On April 25, 1972, the MTA was incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation under the laws of the State of Missouri. In March 1973, the association aligned with the Conservation Federation of Missouri, an affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation.
MTA members receive a subscription to Trappers Post magazine, a subscription to the Missouri Mountain Men quarterly publication, and rights to sell at the annual fur auctions — plus other great benefits.
Contact Missouri Trappers Association
Get in touch with the Missouri Trappers Association by filling out the contact form. We appreciate your support!
For questions regarding your membership, please call
Jocelyn Search: (660)292-1911