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.
Bruce Willyard and Mike Liane present a check for $5000 to Harold Johnson to help defeat Montana ballot Initiative I-177. If passed this would make it unlawful for all trapping on public lands in Montana.
2010 Trappers Hall of Fame Inductees
I was married to Wilbert Pierce in 1940. As you know he was a trapper.
The first year I followed him on his trap line, I thought this looked
like fun. I told him I wanted to trap by myself. He told me I had to learn
how to set traps. He told me I would have to try trapping muskrats, as
I didn’t need such heavy traps. After a few caught fingers and I
figured it out. We had a slough with muskrat houses and push ups in it.
That year I caught 50 muskrats.
Richard E. Severson
Thirty-six and one half years of federal service including three years
in the U.S. Paratroopers, 101st Airborne Division, 1955-1958.
Bob receives award for his years of service, hard work, and dedication to the ND Fur Takers.
Brent wins trip to Fur Takers of America Trappers College.
Hello Fellow Trappers,
Hope the summer is treating everyone well. The North Dakota Fur Takers is very concerned about some issues trying to be forced upon us. If you have been keeping up with the BMP, known as the Best Management Practices, some of these issues are the 24 hour trap check and only having a limited number of traps we can use. Only certain brands or types of traps would be allowed. Having to have your traps checked as early as possible in the morning or by a predetermined time. Which would limit the amount of traps you could set. For more information about the BMP visit The Fur Takers of america website. On their website is a survey to take and articles to explain what the BMP's are really about. You need to find out if the organizations you belong to is for or against the BMP's. We are trying to get this information out to as many people as possible. We need to stand together as trappers and keep our heritage intact.