SDTA

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 SDTA's  Billboard 
Located Near Sioux Falls
Revitalized July 2013
Below is the schedule of events/demos for the South Dakota Trappers Association Fall Convention September 15-16th, 2017.

SDTA FALL CONVENTION: CLARK, SD SEP 15-16
FRIDAY 15 SEP:
0800-1200 DEALER SET UP
1200 DOORS OPEN TO PUBLIC
1300: FREE TIME
1400: DEALER DEMO 
1500-1630: DUAL DEMO (CANINE TRAPPING-GRAY FOX SKINNING)
1700: GAME FEED
1900: TEXAS HOLD ‘EM

SATURDAY 16 SEP:
0800 DOORS OPEN
0900-1100 YOUTH EDUCATION (TOM/JOHN A)
0900: WATER DEMO 
1000: DEMO (KRIS-SOCIAL MEDIA)
1030-1200: LUNCH (SDTA VOLUNTEERS)
1100: GFP BRIEF ON SWIFT FOX 
1230: AWARDS 
1300: MEMBERSHIP MEETING
1400: ELECTIONS
1430: NEW BOARD MEETS (PER BY-LAWS)
1500: RAFFLE/GRUBSTAKE/FISHING TRIP/GUN DRAWS
1500: AUCTION REGISTRATION
1530: AUCTION
1700: CLEAN UP​