As President of the South Dakota Trappers Association, I am pleased to welcome you to the National Trappers Convention and Outdoors show being held at the Lyons’ Fairgrounds in Sioux Falls, SD July 25-27 2024. This going to be a show to remember!


If you are a trapper you will recognize some of the biggest names in the business not only as vendors but as demo/presenters as well. Where else will you find Bill Duke, Kim Harris, the LKL Experience (Lesel, Kendall and Leon), Mark Steck, Alan Probst, and John Graham to name a few in ONE place. I am truly sorry space does not allow me to list ALL of legends and industry leaders! We also will have special guests such as Edna and Himo from the Last Alaskans TV show as well as master trapper and world class bow hunter Tom Miranda.


Every day the Kids Cave will have a myriad of activities just for kids on all things outdoors. Once again, the She Side will be there to provide demos, talks and hands on activities being presented by women, for women. This NOT just a trapper’s convention. There will be over 100 vendors inside and just as many outside tailgating. Everything from trapping supplies, outdoors equipment, Pampered Chef, Color Street Nails, tanned fur/garment vendors, and several Wildlife Artists and Native American businesses. There is something for everyone whether you trap, hunt, fish or just want to get an early start on those Christmas presents for that hard to buy for person in your life! GREAT food, couple hundred vendors, 3 full days of kids activities, ladies events and trapping demos/Q&A from the BEST trappers in North America means July 25-27 at the Lyons Fairgrounds in Sioux Falls South Dakota is the place to be.


Yes, we welcome you not only to this once in a lifetime event here in Sioux Falls but to South Dakota in general. We are a PROUD FREE state and we love showing off our natural beauty, diversity and rich history as well as our famous landmarks.       


See you at the Convention and Outdoors show!


John Hopple

SDTA President