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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The South Dakota Trappers Association will be hosting their 3rd Annual Ice Fish Tournament on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Indian Springs in Clark, SD.

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 or
605-532-5812 – 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.
Start Time: 7:30 a.m.- all anglers leave from registration
Weigh In: 4:30 p.m. @ Miss Kitty’s, in Henry - Fish Fry & door prizes to follow.