North Dakota Fur Takers
Chapter of the Fur Takers of America

North Dakota Fur Takers Association is an organization of trappers and hunters, organized in 1969 to promote trapper and hunter involvement in furbearer management and market enhancement.

Dedicated To Protecting Trapping

and Hunting Rights.

North Dakota Fur Takers actively provides education to the general public on the methods and techniques, as well as the harvest or taking of fur and the management impact of these activities.






Hello fellow Fur Takers - Here are a few Dates of Interest.

Fur Takers of America Annual Convention, Harrisonburg, VA - June 13-15, 2024

National Trappers Association Convention, Sioux Falls, SD - July 25-27, 2024

Minnesota State Trapper's Convention, Little Falls, MN - August 1-3, 2024

North Dakota Fur Takers Rendezvous - Killdeer, ND - August 23-24, 2024

Killdeer Rodeo Grounds - Friday 12 - 5 PM, Saturday 8:00 AM --- 6:00 PM (Mountain Time)

South Dakota Trappers Association Fall Rendezvous - Aberdeen, SD - Sept 6-7, 2024


Fur In Schools

Picture 1 – 4th grade – learning about furbearers that visit or utilize wetlands. They made comparisons and tried to guess what each fur was.
Picture 2 – 4th grade – also learning about wetlands and furbearers, but they first felt the furs, made a guess at animals, then they got to see the fur, make more observations. Talked some also about animal fur and how it differs in winter and tracking.
Picture 3 – 2nd grade – importance of natural predators, like coyotes.
Picture 4 – 2nd grade – talked about habitats of ND and which animals live in each.
Picture 5 – Another 4th grade - learning about furbearers that visit or utilize wetlands. They made comparisons and tried to guess what each fur was.
Picture 6-10 – K – read two books on fox and skunk, shared furs, then the kids made a Venn diagram finding similarities and differences between the animals.
I try to incorporate the furs whenever possible when I do sessions in the school. For instance, next month I plan on using them during a preschool story time session at the public library. Thank you so much for the opportunity to share these with the local students.

2 4 6 8 10

The pictures were taken by a woman who borrowed some furs from NDFTA and went around to local schools.

Fur is a Natural Renewable Resource that is Eco-Friendly!



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J & M Furs - John Hughes

Lyons Enterprises

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Schmitt Enterprises, Inc.

Scott Bachmeier - Auctioneer - Radio Host

Tall Tale Fur & Hide - Joe Jassak

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2024 ND Fur Takers Poster


2023 Trapping Contest








2024 National Convention

Harrisonburg, Virginia