This website is dedicated to Pat Arnold's vision to bring trapping to our youth. The program Pat started has been very successful. Each year NYSTA is getting more and more kids to enroll. So many kids in fact that we added a new camp in 2014. None of this could have been possible without the steadfast committment of Pat Arnold. Please visit the Pat Arnold Tribute Page to learn more about Pat Arnold.
County Trapper's Association is holding a Lifetime Raffle. Numbered tickets to 1,000 will be sold @ $2.00, until they are gone. One winning ticket will be drawn on October 10th at the SLCTA BOD meeting at 6:30 pm in the Lisbon Library.
CONGRATS to our winner from 2014 from Heuvelton!!!
The winning ticket will get to select ONE of the following items:
Resident NYS Lifetime Hunting License or
Resident NYS Lifetime Trapping License or
Resident NYS Lifetime Fishing License
The winner can take for themselves or name a child/adult to be submitted for the license chosen.
All proceeds will be divided into the SLCTA General and Scholarship accounts at the Boards discretion.
TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE NOW!!! CONTACT CAN BE MADE BY E-MAIL firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Mark at 315-528-2953.
SLCTA has sent
70 kids to camp as of 2014!!!!
Memebers and Associates of the SLCTA have made it possible for 1 youth to go to an Environment Camp in 2015!!! Thank you to all who have donated effortlessly.
Here is a link to the NYS DEC education section and it describes the camps that we send kids to each year. January of every year we advertise throughout St Lawrence County by Newspaper, magazine and radio. Names are collected this way and in February a drawing (names in a hat) is held at the monthly meeting. Anywhere from 3-5 kids are sent to the camp paid for by the SLCTA, with a few alternates on hand just in case. Application is filed through us and we submit to the DEC, parents get the kids to camp and back. Once a child has been sent by us we ask that they do not submit their names again so we can send other kids in the future. January 25th is this years cut off date to get your childs name in. As always feel free to contact us by mail or through the organizer of this program @ 389-5096
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
Once again this fall the Pat Arnold Youth Trapper's Camps will be held on Columbus Day weekend. They are also known as AYTEC, Advanced Youth Trapper Education Camp. Going into its 5th year with camps at the NYS DEC sites Rushford (west) and Pack Forrest (east) the demand has warranted the addition of another. This year for the first time ever there will be one at Mandaville Camp and Retreat Center, Winthrop. The camp is held by the NYS Trapper's Association and was brought to the area with the strong show of support by the St. Lawrence County Trapper's Association. With the assistance of the NYS DEC, AYTEC has obtained a short 3 day permit to promote wildlife education.
Boys and girls between the ages 12-15 come to the camp on that Friday evening and stay through until Monday at noon. The camp provides meals, NYS trapping class where they work to obtain a trapping certificate and spend some time with a local DEC officer. Groups of two students spend most of their day with one NYS certified instructor in the field learning safe, effective practices for land and water trapping. In the late afternoon they attend demonstrations or classes held by some of the top mentors in the Northeast. Kids will learn about all the animals in our area and the biology of their ecosystem, the history of trapping and why it is still a useful trade today, effects of overpopulation, disease control and ethics of harvesting the state's plentiful renewable resources.
This year the camp is full with 20 students but will expand in the years to follow. It also accepts returning campers and offers a Junior Mentor program which allows students now above the age limit, to come back and assist the camp staff. The cost of the camp is $40.00 total per camper.
For more information on how you could sponsor a camper or donate, contact the county trapper's association or email Pat Arnold directly email@example.com
To see more about the location and staff campmandaville.org
THEY ARE HERE!!!
For the first time EVER with the SLCTA Logo!!! How cool is that? Contact us and get yours mailed out today for a Two dollar bill! We mail throughout the US and Canada. Don't forget we add S+H.
For info just email firstname.lastname@example.org
Express what it is you would like to order and your location and we will be sure and get back to you
Monday, September 16, 2013 - 10:03 am
Mark Kelley of Heuvelton instructed a trapper education course recently at the Gouverneur Rod and Gun Club. A mixture of kids and adults attended.
This video was created by a passionate trapper who wishes to see the "tweeners" educated rather than blindly taking sides. This video isn't intended for the similar minded trappers but yet to help show what we do as well educated, well trained sportsmen and women across the entire country.
In the event that you ever encounter resistance or a person who just doesn't have the facts, DO NOT argue, chose to educate. Send them this link.
There will be more videos to come digging a little deeper into earth that surrounds our roots.
"If you think fur trapping is outdated and no longer necessary in todays society, this video is a must see. While animal activist groups may influence your decision with fabricated malicious propaganda, I will not insult your intelligence with those tools of deception and let the TRUE FACTS speak for itself. EDUCATE YOURSELF WITH THE FACTS BEFORE YOU VOTE ON THIS DELICATE MATTER.", video creator.
FISHCAP and SLCTA are joining efforts to get kids, wounded warriors and families outdoors!! We will be constantly in contact with one another relaying important information about events and programs. Actively searching out effective ways to maximize volunteers time so to serve more people in our area.
Congratulations to Mark as he volunteered and was voted in unanimously!! Thanks for all that you have done and NOW will do for the future.
The primitive snowshoe biathlon, a fundraiser for the Fort La Présentation Association, is dedicated this year to the memory of the late Jack Gray who passed away in 2012.
We are honoring Jack because he was our very first sponsor when we began the biathlon last year. He was a long-time supporter of the Fort Association, a master gunsmith and co-owner of Grays Guns in Lisbon, New York.
read more at http://www.fort1749.org/primitive-biathlon/
Check out these pages (they are clicky, scroll over a hyper link)
NEW -Jeff-Lewis QDMA Youth Outdoors weekend (print doc)
Get outfitted with our new T-Shirt and help the Association live on. Take us where ever you go with pride.
We have all sizes of a Grey T-shirt with our logo on left chest and the phrase, "Kids who hunt,trap and fish don't mug little old ladies", on the back shoulders. They are hot off the press for the month of March! Get out to the Massnea Rod and Gun Expo in the Massena Arena in April or contact us here to place an order.
Now when you renew your membership you can take advantage of a savings on the TRAPPER'S POST!!!! The official Trapper's source for the SLCTA. $20 gets you a yearly membership to the club and 6 issues of the Post sent directly to you. If you are a Lifetime member of our club ($50 one time) then the savings are even greater at $15 per year. WHOA! I just signed up myself! Take a look at what Bob Noonan has to offer the Northeast and support a worthy association, you will be impressed. No matter your location we offer it the same to anyone, anywhere within the United States.
More details in the volunteer and support page!
**Print out a Membership Application and send it in conveniently located in our PRINTS page.**