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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.

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MTA Programs

The following is an overview of the many projects dedicated MTA members have taken on since the MTA's inception in 1976.



MTA Rendezvous
Held each September in the center of the state in Lewistown, Montana at the Fergus County Fairgrounds.  Each years climactic get together for MTA members and non-members alike.  Rekindle old friendships and start new ones.


Trapper Education
Members of the MTA volunteer their time and efforts several times each year in an on going effort to educate those who want to learn about trapping or those who want to hone their skills.



Youth Trapper Camp
Started in June 2000, the MTA Youth Trapper Camp is a joint effort between the MTA, Montana 4-H, and the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks.  This educational and fun-filled weekend in the Bears Paw Mountains, south of Havre, Montana exploded with energetic fervor.



Doug Slifka Memorial Scholarship
The Montana Trappers Association offers two (2) $500 scholarships for any MTA member or member's sibling who intends to further their education at any college or university of their choice.



Miss Rodeo Montana
The MTA has been a Big Sky Partner with Miss Rodeo Montana, Inc since 1997. MTA sponsorship awards each years queen with a western style red and arctic fox vest.

Miss Teen Rodeo Montana
The MTA has been a partner with Miss Rodeo Montana, Inc since 1997 and is one of the first sponsors for the new Miss Teen Rodeo Montana which started in 2005.


Sportspersons Rights Protection Fund
The MTA established this Fund in 1999 - also Known as SRPF, it establishes a coalition of funds from sportspersons and other interested parties to perpetuate and provide legal advice or action to protect the lawful rights of sportspersons to engage in legal activities such as trapping, hunting, fishing and the taking of wildlife without continued frivolous regulations put upon them.