Mission Statement

The aims and purposes of the organization are as follows:

  1. To develop leadership for the advancement of the best interest of the trappers in the fur industry as a whole.
  2. To inspire in our membership a desire to practice the ethics of the true sportsmanship toward others who wish to enjoy the recreation and the pleasures of the outdoor.
  3. To impart adequate knowledge to our youth concerning the necessity of conservation.
  4. To cooperate with duly recognized conservation organization and the furtherance of the objectives of the trapping fraternity.
  5. To advocate a comprehensive research program regarding the conservation of nature furbearing animals.
  6. To cultivate a feeling of goodwill and mutual understand through a proper respect of landowners at all time.
  7. Promote and demonstrate ethical and responsible treatment of wildlife at all times.
  8. To discourage and eliminate unjust and fraudulent trade practices and that the marketing of raw furs.
  9. To aid and cooperate with law enforcement agencies in bringing about the apprehension and just punishment of traps and fur thieves and other game law violators pertaining to trapping.
  10. To oppose and demand revision or repeal of any law or regulation which is based or discriminate toward the trapping fraternity.
  11. To oppose any proposed legislation which would impose unreasonable restrictions on the taking of furbearing animals or the sale of pelts thereof; to demand the revision or repeal of any existing law or regulation of the same nature.
  12. To encourage the conservation of our wild furbearing resources.
  13. To oppose any individual or any organization whose activities are motivated by avarice or fanaticism or who designs are detrimental to the interest.