Arkansas Fur Trappers Association


Arkansas Fur Trappers Association (AFTA) is a non-profit trappers association based in Arkansas. Our goal is to promote the sport of trapping and fur harvesting through education at schools, clubs and other organizations; through politics by being a voice in local and state governments; and through fellowship by encouraging trappers who live or work in a particular locality to organize themselves to promote the goals of AFTA.

The following memberships levels are available: Single $10, Single with subscription to Trapper Predator Caller $22, Family $13, Family with subscription to Trapper Predator Caller $25. Send check or money order with your name, address, city, state and zip to address listed above. For family memberships, list names of each family member. If you are paying for a membership with a magazine subscription and you already have an active subscription, please indicate “subscription renewal” so that you don’t accidentally get two magazine copies.

Lifetime memberships are available for $100 and include a personalized plaque to display your support for the trapping lifestyle. Lifetime memberships do not include a magazine subscription although lifetime members can pay for an annual magazine subscription at a reduced rate.

Commercial memberships/sponsorships for businesses that appeal to trappers are available. Commercial memberships are non-voting memberships and commercial members may not hold an elected position. Please contact an AFTA officer for pricing and more information.

The AFTA believes in the saying “All politics is local”. Politics is no fun, any sensible trapper would much rather be out setting steel or stretching fur, but is necessary to make sure that future generations can continue to trap without restrictive regulations and with healthy furbearer populations. AFTA encourages members who live or work in a particular locality or as a matter of geographic convenience to organize themselves as an AFTA Chapter and promote the goals of AFTA locally. Each AFTA chapter gets one voting seat on the AFTA Board of Directors.