Colorado Trappers & Predator Hunters Association

Colorado Trappers & Predator Hunters Association


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What is the CTPHA ?

The Colorado Trappers and Predator Hunters Association (CTPHA)
is an organization of trappers and other interested individuals
solidly dedicated to the following principles.

If you are a Colorado Trapper, you need the CTPHA and the CTPHA welcomes you.

Wildlife harvesting and trapping are among the oldest professions in the history of man. In recent years we have seen increased attacks by many organizations and individuals against trapping, fur harvesting, the use of fur and various outdoor sports and agricultural activities.

The CTPHA  promotes pride in the profession of trapping today and in trapping’s historic heritage. Although trappers have traditionally been known for having an independent nature, you need a voice to stand up for trapping as the honorable profession and activity it is. The CTPHA , established in 1975, is recognized both statewide and nationally as the voice for Colorado’s trappers and a source of training in the profession.

All those truly concerned about the future of trapping, wildlife and the outdoors should get involved.

In addition, the CTPHA  has a variety of activities for your benefit throughout the year. These are listed on the “Current & Planned Events” page of this site.

There is work to be done!

Outwitting a coyote or stopping damage caused by animals is no longer our biggest challenge. It is critical and urgent that we inform the general public and all potential trappers about the need for trapping and its benefits.

We are going beyond information booths at public events. We are continually striving to more effectively expand our educational efforts into state and local governmental decision making and into the media.

 CTPHA sponsors trapping clinics at the Annual Convention/Rendezvous to assist the trappers of Colorado with their trapping techniques, their fur marketing, and their public relations skills.

We need YOU, your ideas, abilities, time, financial resources, help build enthusiasm for the tradition of trapping and anything else you would like to offer. We have a lot to offer in return!

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