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Welcome to the Indiana State Trappers Association (ISTA) PDF Print E-mail

CoyoteThe Indiana State Trappers Association (ISTA)  is a 501 (c) (3) / 509 (a) (2) Public Charity as of August 28, 2014, registered in Indiana (EIN: 27-0894484), that is dedicated to:

  • Conserving Indiana fur resources
  • Preserving trappers' rights, history, and heritage for everyone
  • Educating the future trappers of the State of Indiana in the approved methods, ethics, and issues associated with safely trapping animals while avoiding unwanted catches
  • Increasing public awareness of trapping issues and benefits
  • Maintaining and developing trapping seasons and rules
  • Connecting trappers with people who need animal damage control or help with animal related issues

The ISTA is the place to connect with other trappers, find trapping related events and activities, as well as trapping education classes.  We offer education programs, materials, and aids to those just learning the art of trapping as well as to those who have enjoyed trapping for a long time.  Scholarships are issued yearly to students attending advanced education that is related to trapping and the great out of doors. There is a yearly Convention and Rendezvous, in September, where business is transacted and vendors come to sell their wares.  A tailgating section is always a popular place where used equipment can be bought, sold, or traded for.  Within the pages of the website, you will be able to meet the officers who currently keep the ISTA going.   There are links, emails, and phone numbers to contact them.  We maintain a Calendar that lists coming events, their location, and contacts for further information.  Photo Albums are constantly be updated.  There is a link for Indiana's currently registered Fur Buyers and a page of web links to other trapping related businesses and organizations.  Be sure to let them know where you found them.  We hope you enjoy visiting our website.  Some parts of it are still under construction, so if you encounter difficulties, please don't be discouraged.  You may report them to Fred Philips, DVM at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or leave him a message at 765.938.1806.  Thank you for visiting.

 

A copy of our Federal "Letter of Determination" may be found under the Document section / Taxes related.

 

Watch your top knot.  Keep your eyes along the skyline.

 

PS: To join us: please contact the ISTA c/o Ms. Georgia Gifford, Treasurer, 921 S. Locke St., Kokomo, IN  46901.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 January 2015 13:15
 
ISTA 54th Convention and Rendezvous 2015 PDF Print E-mail
The ISTA 54th Convention and Rendezvous for 2015 has been set for September 18 & 19, 2015 at the Henderson County 4-H Fairgrounds in Danville, IN.  Tom Setser will be the Booshway for this event.  He may be reached at 317-287-9027 or via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
 
ISTA 53rd Convention and Rendezvous PDF Print E-mail

The 53rd ISTA Convention and Rendezvous was Sept. 12 & 13, 2014 at the Tipton County 4-H Fairgrounds.  The membership meeting was held Saturday morning beginning at 10am EST.  After an hour it was deferred till that evening at 5:00 pm EST.  Changes to the membership due schedule were approved by the membership.  A full Post Convention Newsletter is coming soon to the Document section.  Watch for it.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014 11:12
 
Fur Sale Results for 2015 PDF Print E-mail

ISTAFur Sale Results  JAN. 10, 2015

 

Specie                                                           #sold           Value           Mean          High

Muskrat - Grease/Damaged/Med               205      $     794.25     $   2.87      $  5.00

Muskrat - Med+/XL/XXL Dried                    666      $  3,952.75     $   5.94      $  7.00

Mink - Grease / Med                                          9      $        66.50     $   7.28      $  11.00

Mink - Lg / XL  Dried                                          7      $        78.50     $ 11.21     $  13.00

Raccoon - Grease                                         127      $      786.75     $   6.18     $  6.25

Raccoon - Damage/Sm/Med/LG                  44       $        89.00     $   2.02     $   3.50

Raccoon - XL Dried                                        80       $      393.00     $   4.91     $   8.25

Raccoon - XXL Dried                                   103       $   1,025.25     $   9.95     $  10.75

Raccoon - XXXL Dried                                133       $   1,690.35     $ 12.71     $  16.00

Raccoon - XXXXL Dried                                11       $      131.00     $ 11.91     $  14.00

Coyote - Grease                                              18       $      161.25     $   5.97     $  13.00

Coyote - #1 & #2 Dried                                   49      $      396.50     $   8.09      $  23.00

Red Fox  - All                                                    11      $      226.00     $ 20.55      $   30.00

Grey Fox - All                                                    32      $      504.00     $ 15.75      $   15.75

Beaver - Grease                                               31      $      299.00     $   9.65      $  14.00

Beaver - Lg / XL / XXL / XXXL Dried             12      $     132.00      $ 11.00      $   13.00

Bobcat (Southern) Dried                                 13      $      227.50     $ 17.50      $  17.50

Skunk - All                                                            2      $             .50     $      .25      $      .25

Opossum - All                                                    12      $          7.00      $      .58      $   1.00

TOTALS                                                          1574      $10,960.85

 

Skins Not Sold     118

 

 

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 January 2015 11:58
 
NEXT YEAR'S FUR SALE PDF Print E-mail

NEXT YEAR's Fur Sale:  January 9, 2016

Same Place, Same Time.

Watch for more details later.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 January 2015 12:00
 
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Newsflash

The ISTA FAll 2014 Newsletter is HERE!   If you are a member, you will be receiving it shortly.  If you wish to read the Newsletter today, please go to the DOCUMENT section / Newsletters, and you will find it there.  I am sorry that it is not at the top yet, I still do not understand why Joomia! does what it does at times.

Watch your top knot.  Keep your eyes along the skyline.

Fred "DR" Philips, DVM

Pres. ISTA

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