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.

North Dakota Fur Takers Rendezvous - Carrington, ND - August 14, 2021


NDFTA Life Member and past president of the North Dakota Fur Takers Association Louie Hafele passed away July 28, 2021. Louie was born on July 29, 1942. He was preceded in death by his wife Cecelia. The North Dakota Fur Takers extends sympathies to his family.


The National FTA membership yearly Dues have increased to $40.00.

The NDFTA yearly Dues are $20.00 and the Life membership for NDFTA is $150.00.



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!



Crandall's Farmers Fur House

Cumberlands NW Trappers Supply

Dakota Line

Dakota Prairie

Dry Dock Sports

Groenewold Fur & Wool Company

J & M Furs

Kimble's Guns & Repair

Lyons Enterprises

Minnesota Trapline Products

Montes Fur & Hide

Petska Fur & Antler

Reuwsaat's Extreme Preformance Baits & Lures

Rick's Fur Buying - Rick Mittleider

Schmitt Enterprises, Inc.

Scott Bachmeier - Auctioneer


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2021 Rendezvous Poster


2021 Trapping Contest








2022 National Convention

Lawrence, Kansas