One of the primary rules of Wildlife Management is to harvest or utilize natural resources. Trapping is an accepted and selective management tool for this harvest. In many cases, trapping is the only means we have of providing a proper harvest of our furbearing animals.

A well conducted harvest of furbearers ensures a healthy and stable population of these animals while allowing South Dakotans to benefit financially from the sales of these valuable furs. A well conducted harvest assists farmers and ranchers by controlling nuisance animals before they have an opportunity to damage livestock, poultry, crops or personal property. A well conducted harvest also assists in the control of predatory animals, thereby benefiting pheasants, waterfowl, and other upland game species in areas of diminishing habitat

Trapping remains today as a valuable management tool in the management and control of our many furbearing species. Harvesting is essential to the best interests of all abundant furbearer species, and the steel trap is needed today as much as ever to serve the best interests of the species and that of man.
South Dakota Trappers Association

The SDTA's  Billboard
Located Near Sioux Falls
Revitalized July 2013
2015 Ice Fishing Tournament: Indian Springs Lake, January 30th.  Weigh In & Dinner @ Miss Kitty's in Henry following.

Bring your tanned fur donations to the fishing tournament!!  This will give us a head start on putting the fur up.

Ice Fishing Tournament Details

Registration: 7:00 am at Black Claw bait & tackle
located 4 miles east & 1 mile south of Clark
on 428th Ave.

Preregistration: email John at

Start time: 7:30 am - All anglers leave from registration location!

Weigh In: 4:30 pm at Miss Kitty's, Henry - Fish Fry & door prizes to follow weigh ins!

Entry Fee: $20 per ticket. This is an individual tournament.

Cash Prizes: Based on 100 tickets sold.
4 Walleye Limit total lbs. 1st $400, 2nd - $100, 3rd - $50
10 Perch Limit total lbs. 1st $300, 2nd - $100, 3rd - $50
Largest Walleye & Perch $100 each species
Largest Northern $50

Food& beverage will be available at Black Claw bait & tackle.
Pepper Slough Lodge, Henry, SD
Contact: Marilyn @ 605-868-3212

2015 Spring Convention May 7
@ Howard, SD Fairgrounds

2015 Fall Rendezvous Sept 16 & 17
@ Parker, SD Fairgrounds