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
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2014 Fall Rendezvous

September 12-13, 2014, Yankton, SD
@  NFAA East Yankton Archery Complex
800 Archery Lane, Yankton, SD

See our events page for a schedule of events and more details.

The Rendezvous will have free admission, trapping demonstrations, trapping supply vendors, tail gaters, a youth trapping school, fur handling demonstrations, and great conversation.  Come on out and stock up on supplies for your upcoming season, learn some new tricks, and most of all lots of fun.

UPDATE: The city will not allow primitive tent camping but the site is within walking distance of the KOA campground and Best Western Kelly Inn in Yankton.

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