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.
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Located Near Sioux Falls
Revitalized July 2013
2016 Fall Rendezvous, Sept 16-17, Parker, SD Fairgrounds
On Site Camping
Youth Trapping School
Free Admission
Lots of Fun for the Whole Family

Demo List

Pete Peterson      After Ice Mink TrappingFriday     4:00
John Amquist       Coyote Trapping  Saturday10:00
Lesel Reuswaat    Predator Trapping               Saturday11:00
Jaque Ermer         River Otter Population Study       SaturdayNoon
Membership MeetingSaturday1:00
Mark Steck          East River Coyote Snaring   Saturday2:00
Shane Claeys      Coyote Trapping   Saturday3:00
Trap Setting Contest & Skillet Toss  Saturday       4:00

Vendors Scheduled to be Present

M& M Furs
Peterson Furs
No BS Lures
Lee Reuswaat
Moey Manufacturing
Dakota Prairie Bait
Papio Creek
Shannon Cohrs