Montana Trappers Association

Working Today For a Tomorrow in Trapping.
Furbearers Are A Natural Renewable Resource.

Customer Service and Policies


Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important. The Montana Trappers Association (MTA) respects your concerns about maintaining strict privacy.  Any information that you divulge is kept in confidence.


The MTA will not collect personally identifiable information on this web site or otherwise unless you choose to provide it via electronic mail, phone, or by mail. Even when you choose to provide this information, it is kept confidential.


The MTA will not sell, rent, share, or otherwise disclose mailing lists or other personally identifiable information.  Some records of individuals who contact the MTA will be maintained in case the need to contact you later or provide further information to you in the future.  However, the MTA will not provide this information to anyone else unless given your permission to do so.


The MTA's Internet Service Provider collects information about the date and time in which this web site was accessed and the Internet address of the web site from which you linked to this site.  The MTA only uses this information to analyze web traffic and to measure the number of visitors to this site and the addresses of the web sites from which visitors come.  E-mail addresses and other personally identifiable information are not available.


If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy policy, please feel free to contact us at our e-mail address:


Order online. . . Items may be easily and securely purchased online by selecting the BUY NOW button next to each item.  Quantities may be changed any time before final checkout.


E-mail orders . . . Orders may be submitted by e-mail 24 hours a day at, although we suggest using the online order services for security purposes and  convenience.


Mail orders. . . Orders may be mailed to:  Montana Trappers Association, P O Box 133, Gildford, MT 59525


Please be sure to include a personal or business check 1, money order or credit card information; to include credit card type, number, expiration date, CVV2 number, exact name as it appears on the card, billing address and phone number.


Credit card orders. . . we gladly accept the following credit cards: MasterCard, VISA, American Express, and Discover/Novus.


1 Please allow a minimum of 10 business days for personal or business checks to clear before orders are shipped.


Fast and Convenient Delivery. . . We know your order is important. That's why most orders are usually shipped the same day.  And depending on your location, your order will arrive at your door within 2 to 7 business days.  If you choose, you may also have an order shipped to another address.


Shipping and handling 1, 2.. . Orders will be shipped via the quickest means possible - usually in the manner requested - pending order size and weight. In which case, we may determine to ship orders by alternate means which may save customers unnecessary shipping expenses. Customers will receive email confirmation regarding shipment of their orders.


Orders placed during the weekend will usually be shipped on Monday, pending federal holidays.

1 The MTA attempts to have your order delivered as soon as possible.  However, the MTA is not responsible for misdirected, slow or late shipments due to weather or circumstances beyond the MTA's control once the carrier assumes responsibility.


2 Shipping charges stated on your email invoice are not necessarily accurate at all times. The MTA will make every effort to be certain correct and necessary measures are taken to ensure proper S&H charges.


100% Satisfaction Guarantee
The MTA wants you to be completely satisfied with your purchase.  If for any reason you're not entirely pleased, simply return the item within 30 days of receipt for exchange or a full refund for product purchases.  Refunds will be issued in the same method as the order was paid. In the event your order arrives damaged or you need to return/exchange an item, please review the information below.


So the MTA can make an exchange or process your refund as quickly and efficiently as possible, we ask that you let us know why you are returning an item.  A handy check-list is accessible below.  To use it, simply print out this page, check off the reasons that apply, and include a copy with your return.  Don't forget to include your receipt or a copy of your receipt.


If You Lose or Don't Have an Invoice
In the event that you have misplaced your invoice, please mail your return to: Montana Trappers Association, P O Box 133, Gildford, MT 59525


How To Return An Item
Please use the original shipping box and packing materials.*

For your protection, return the product via:

  1. U.S. Mail, prepaid and insured
  2. UPS, prepaid and insured

Retain your UPS or Post Office receipt until you receive a credit, refund, or a replacement.

* It's very important that your package returns as securely as possible to avoid any damage to the product.  The returned package(s) should be prepaid and insured for your protection.  Unfortunately, credits will not be issued for merchandise which is damaged due to improper packing.  Sorry, the MTA can not accept any C.O.D.'s.


  Return Form

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.