Awards & Raffle Winners
Every year at the fall convention the SDTA likes to acknowledge a handful of special people. These are people nominated to the Directors for their efforts, hard work and dedication to trapping.
Nominations will be accepted starting 1 August normally and the Directors vote on our annual award winners just prior to the Fall convention in September.
To nominate anyone all you need to do is contact a director and provide a short reason why you think this person is the one deserving of this award.
Acknowledgements & Awards 2020
Koffler Award Winner: Mark Steck
The Koffler Award is named after Lyle Koffler. It is awarded to an individual for their total dedication to the betterment of trapping. It is a once in a lifetime award and our highest award.
Most Improved Youth Trapper: Micah Leonard
The Most Improved Youth Award is awarded to a youth (under 16) who has demonstrated the most improvement in either trapping or fur handling.
Volunteer of the Year: Rob Fuller
Being named Woman of the Year is open to any woman who either traps or supports her spouse/relative in their trapping activities or SDTA involvement.
Benefactor of the Year: The Ft. Randall Chapter of Pheasants Forever (accepted by Craig Parkhurst)
SDTA Scholarship Award Winners!
Normally we only have one per year, but this year we are happy to announce two winners! Both Dart Marlin and Stuart Fetherston will be receiving $300 each. Both are SDSU students and did presentations on bobcat and spotted skunk harvest research in South Dakota at the Aberdeen convention. Congratulations!
To see the rules and apply for the SDTA Scholarship click HERE.
We also LOVE to give some lucky folks prizes!!! At our fall convention we have a variety of grubstake draws, gun draws, our annual 10 prize Sportsman's Raffle and this year a full life size badger mount!
Many of these prizes are donated to us by our vendors and sponsors. Please take the chance to thank them and patronize their web sites or booths at our conventions.
Raffle Winners 2020
Henry Lever Action with SDTA logo: Matt Bennett
Ruger Mark IV .22 pistol: Galen Sichmeller
Savage Model 310 .410 turkey gun: Wayne Heilman
Buck Knife: Charlie Bode
Deer Hide Glove/Mitten Set: Jay Ericson
Gun Cleaning Kit: Aaron Flatten
Flillet Knife: Chad Wagner
Dead Bone Collar: Lyle Geigle
Meat Grinder: Brandon
Picture: Charlie Bode
Henry Lever Action Gun Boards:
Board #1: Wayne Heilman
Board #2: Zach Quien
Badger Board Drawing:
Youth: Triggive Lein
Wonen's Package #1: Trina Lien
Women's Package #2: Alva Wiley
Mancave Package: Rob Fuller
Youth General: Ray Maize
Adult General: Mark Martell
Adult Lure Package: Kyle Baker