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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2015 Spring Meeting/Western Regional NTA Convention
June 4-6 Sturgis, SD
in Conjunction with
the NTA Western Regional Convention hosted by the SDTA
at the Buffalo Chip Campground
Bring the whole family and plan your summer vacation, or bring yourself and enjoy this spectacular event. We are within 30 minutes of Deadwood, an hour from Mt. Rushmore, and the annual Volksmarch up Crazy Horse will take place on June 6th as well. We will even have a bus tour on Saturday to Deadwood for some gambling, historical touring, and wine tasting sponsored in part by the First Gold Casino.
We will also have our adult and youth division People's Choice Photo Contest and Best of the Best Put up Fur Competition Featuring the Skunk this year. Bring your best photo and/or put up skunk to compete to be this year's champion.
Confirmed demos from Lee Reuwsaat, SD; Wayne Derrick, Casey Payne, NM; Thomas Beaudette.
For details regarding vending or camping, visit the NTA website. Vendor spaces need to be arranged with Tamara Masterson of the NTA. Camping reservations can be made by calling the Buffalo Chip Campground.
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