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Rendezvous 2014 Schedule of Events    

  • MTA Rendezvous 2014

Every September the MTA holds its annual rendezvous in Lewistown, Montana, the center of Big Sky Country, at the Fergus County Fairgrounds.

  • Miss Rodeo Montana

The Montana Trappers Association is a proud sponsor of Miss Rodeo Montana Inc and supplies fur vests for Miss Teen Rodeo Montana and Miss Rodeo Montana each January at the MRM Coronation in Great Falls during the PRCA Finals.

  • Youth Trapper Camp

Started as a tri-agency endeavor between the Montana Trappers Association, Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks and Montana 4-H, the Youth Trapper Camp is currently run by the MTA and its all volunteer members.



MTA Programs

Trapping Regulations

Resident Trapping License Ap PDF File

Furbearer Quota Status

YTC Information Request 

MTA Membership Application PDF File

NTA Membership Application PDF File

YTC Membership Application PDF File

Scholarship Application PDF File

Fur Buyers

Auction Results PDF File


Membership Information

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MTA Membership Application PDF File

MTA Lifetime Application PDF File


Become a YTC Member

YTC Membership Application PDF File


NTA Application PDF File


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From caps, shirts, mugs, bumper stickers and other items, you can show your support of what it is you like to do.



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Youth Trapper Camp

Pre-registration and application requests for the 16th Annual Camp are in progress. The 3 day, family oriented camp will be held in BeaverCreek Park - south of Havre, Montana from June 12-14, 2015.


Like to attend: YTC Information Request  


Did you attend the recent YTC?
Comment here: YTC Praise Report

5 Gun Sweepstakes

Drawing Sept 6, 2014

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Buffalo Sweepstakes

Drawing Sept 6, 2014

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Annual Sweepstakes

Drawing Sept 6, 2014

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2014 Rendezvous Info

Reward For Unlawful Trapping PDF File

2013 Trapping Regulations PDF File

Laugeman Lures Info

How to avoid incidental take of Lynx PDF File

Releasing traps and snares; Placement of ground sets PDF File

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Montana's Furbearers                        Wildlife Management

Fur animals have long influenced human culture and survival. Native Americans utilized furbearing animals for meat and the insulating qualities of their pelts as protection from the cold Montana winters. Hunting and trapping were the primary ways that humans provided food, clothing and shelter. This heritage and the tradition of hunting, as old as humans themselves, is still strong today.


Fur Trade History                                Kid's Korner

The fur trade was one of the earliest and most important industries in North America. The fur trading industry played a major role in the development of the United States and Canada for more than 300 years. Want to learn more about wildlife and the furbearers? Print up interactive materials here.