Montana Trappers Association

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Advocacy & Research

Friends of Fur
Fur Institute of Canada

Auction Houses

American Legend Cooperative
Fur Harvesters Auction Inc
North American Fur Auctions

Environmental & Informational

Fur Commission USA
Fur is Green
Wild About Trapping


Canada Fox Breeders Association
Canada Mink Breeders Association
Fur Commission USA
National Chinchilla Breeders of Canada
US Fox Shippers Council

Manufacturing & Retail

Business of Fur
Campbell Fine Furs
Fur Council of Canada
Fur Fashions
Fur Information Council of America
Fur Insider
Paparazzi Fur
Wild fur Shippers Council

National Organizations

Big Game Forever
Fur Takers of America
Louisiana Fur and Alligator Advisory Council
National Trappers Association
North American Trap Collectors Association
The Trapper & Predator Caller
Truth About Fur
U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance

Outdoor Businesses, Publications & Information

State Associations

Alabama Trapper & Predator Control Association
Alaska Trappers Association
Arizona Trappers Association
Arkansas Trappers Association
California Trappers Association
Colorado Trappers Association
Connecticut Trappers Association
Florida Trappers Association
Georgia Trappers Association
Idaho Trappers Association
Illinois Trappers Association
Indiana State Trappers Association
Iowa Trappers Association
Kansas Fur Harvesters Association
United Trappers of Kentucky
Louisiana Trappers and Alligator Hunters
Maine Trappers Association
Maryland Fur Trappers
Massachusetts Trappers Association
Michigan Trappers & Predator Callers Association
Minnesota Trappers Association
Mississippi Trappers Association
Missouri Trappers Association
Nebraska Fur Harvesters
Nevada Trappers Association
New Hampshire Trappers Association
New Jersey State Trappers Association
New Mexico Trappers Association
New York State Trappers Association
New York - Orange County Trappers Association
North Carolina Trappers Association
North Dakota Fur Hunters and Trappers Association
North Dakota Fur Takers
Ohio State Trappers Association
Oklahoma Furbearers Alliance
Fur Takers of Oklahoma
Oregon Trappers Association
Pennsylvania Trappers Association
Rockland County Trappers Association
South Dakota Trappers Association
Tennessee Fur Harvesters Association
Texas Trappers and Fur Hunters Association
Utah Trappers Association
Vermont Trappers Association
Virginia Trappers Association
Washington State Trappers Association
West Virginia Trappers Association
Wisconsin Trappers Association
Wyoming Trappers Association

Canadian Organizations

Trapping Blogs

Trapping Supplies Review
Truth About Fur - The Blog

Trapping Supply Links

Did You Know?

Jim Bridger (1804-1881). Trapper, scout, mountain man. One of first white men to see the future Yellowstone Park and Great Salt Lake, which he believed to be an arm of the Pacific Ocean. Became partner of Rocky Mountain Fur Company in 1830 and established Fort Bridger in Wyoming Territory in 1842. Laid out routes for the Central Overland Stage and Pike's Peak Express Company. Returned to Missouri in 1867 where died on his farm on July 17, 1881.


Rendezvous were held on a yearly basis at various locations until 1840, mainly in Wyoming, but Pierre's Hole in Idaho and Bear Lake in northwest Utah were favorite sites as well.


Fort Manuel Lisa was established in 1807 by Manuel Lisa at the mouth of the Big Horn River near Hysham. This was the first permanent settlement in Montana and was occupied until 1811.


John Jacob Astor was the first prominent member of the Astor family and the first multi-millionaire in the US. He amassed his wealth through fur-trading, opium smuggling, and New York City real estate. Famed patron of the arts. At the time of his death, he was the wealthiest person in the US.


In 1919, the Hudson’s Bay Company was approaching its 250th year in business. What began in a coffee house in London, in 1670, had now grown to become the undisputed leader of the international fur trade.


The desire for beaver fur hats in European men’s fashions dates back centuries and spurred the development of the 17th century North American fur trade. Beaver fur was the most prized of the fur trade because of its water repellant qualities. Encouraged by European trade goods, natives hunted beaver to extinction in some areas.