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Online Payments Now Accepted
The LTAHA announces a new addition to our website - online shopping.
You can now purchase your membership and buy LTAHA items from our store using your credit card or PayPal account. In addition, you can also make a secure donation in the amount of your choosing.
Due to costs of the secure shopping cart, all online purchases have a nominal fee added to each item to cover our costs.
Mail-in orders are still welcome.
We are a group of outdoor enthusiasts who organized in 1992 to help preserve our hunting and trapping heritage through the education of trappers and the general public. From the beginning the group has sought the ethical and humane use of Louisiana’s natural resources through the most modern tools, sound management practices and partnerships with many other organizations. The association has been a witness to many changes over the years, but we have always put education at the forefront. In 2016 the association’s board of directors voted to change the name of our education program from Youth Education to simply Education and allow any age to attend our workshops. In 2017 after much discussion and a full membership ballot vote, the LTAHA entered into a joint endeavor with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, to develop a voluntary trappers education program. The association provides the instructors, who teach from the Best Management Practices (BMP). The LTAHA combined efforts have fostered growth in the management of fur bearers in the state and help ensure the most modern techniques and tools are being deployed. The LTAHA sponsors representations for the state Alligator Advisory Council (AAC) and the Fur Advisory Council (FAC).
The aims and purposes of this organization are:
1. To develop leadership for the advancement of the best interest of the trappers and the fur industry as a whole.
2. To inspire in our membership a desire to practice the ethics of true sportsmanship toward others who wish to enjoy the recreation pleasures of the outdoors.
3. To impart adequate knowledge to our youth concerning the necessity of conservation.
4. To cooperate with the duly recognized conservation organizations in the furtherance of the objectives of the trapping fraternity.
5. To advocate a comprehensive research program regarding the conservation of native furbearing animals.
6. To cultivate a feeling of goodwill and mutual understanding through a proper respect of the rights of landowners at all times.
7. To eliminate unnecessary cruelty in the employment of steel traps.
8. To discourage and eliminate unjust and fraudulent trade practice in the marketing of raw furs.
9. To aid and cooperate with law enforcement agencies in bringing about the apprehension and just punishment of trap and fur thieves and other game law violators, pertaining to trapping.
10. To oppose, demand revision or repeal of any law or regulation which is biased or discriminative 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 the pelts thereof: to demand the revision or repeal of any existing law or regulation of the same nature.
12. To oppose any individual or any organization or combination of organizations whose activities are motivated by avarice or whose interests or designs are detrimental to the interest of the trapping fraternity.