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Since its formation, the Fur Takers of America has been blessed with countless dedicated persons working to preserve our way of life.

Many of their names have gone unknown but each is to be commended for the countless hours and miles they have donated to preserve our heritage. It is time they be acknowledged for their service.

Each year the Fur Takers takes nominations from the membership for several of these individuals to receive acknowledgment. The FTA National Awards Committee is trusted with the responsibility of accepting nominations but it is the FTA Governing Board who cast their vote by written ballot to determine the recipients. If someone is nominated for more than one award, the Secretary and Nominations Committee will determine for which award the nominee will be a candidate. This decision will be based on number of nominations received, information received about the nominee, and whether nominee fits the criteria.

Persons may receive the Hall of Fame and American Heritage Award only one time.
Hall of Fame (2 given each year) - Someone alive or deceased, who has been instrumental in the formation of and implementation of the ideals of Fur Takers of America. He or she is someone who has been or is actively involved with FTA for a number of years. An individual may receive this award only one time.
American Heritage - A group or individual, who has actively worked to preserve the heritage of trapping. This could be through financial donations or donations of time and talents above and beyond the call of duty. Nominee does not have to be a member of FTA. An individual or group may receive this award one time only. Current officers/board members are not eligible for this award.
Fur Taker of The Year - This person is a member of FTA who has done something special/outstanding for Fur Takers this past year. Make sure nominee tells us what he/she has done. Current officers/board members are not eligible for this award.
Distinguished Service - Anyone who contributed to FTA in a unique manner either this past year or has done so over a number of years should be nominated for this award. Nominee does not have to be a member of Fur Takers. Current officers/board members are not eligible for this award.
Chapter of The Year - Chapter that has done something special/outstanding during this past year should be nominated for this award. Give specific details.
Affiliate of the Year - Affiliate that has done something special/outstanding during this past year should be nominated for this award. Give specific details.

How to Make a Nomination

Mail or Email the person or group's name, the award they are being nominated for, and some information telling us why you believe they should be considered for the award. Please include your name and contact information. Nominations will be accepted until May 1, 2016 to allow time for voting and having plaques made. Nominations will not be accepted over the telephone. The awards will be presented at the FTA National Council meeting during the FTA National Rendezvous in June. Submissions may be mailed to:
Roy Greenfield
16535 145th Rd
Amherst, NE 68812
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1980 Don Nichols OR
1983 WLFA
1984 Cong. Don Young AK
1985 Dale Haney (Woodstream)
1986 Jerry Barton
1987 Robert Himmel IL
1988 Wayne Negus OR
1989 Merle & Meredith IA
1990 Gary Jepson ND
1991 Fur-Fish-Game
1992 Charles Dobbins OH
1993 Ludy Sheda IA
1994 Charles Park IN
1995 Dean Mitchell IA
1995 James Lee KY
1996 James (Red) Edgemon TN
1997 Tom Hammond IL
1998 Robert (Hawk) Hassfuther IN
1999 Pete Askins PA
1999 Jerry Joe Barnett IN
2000 Ron Cauble IN
2001 Roy Greenfield NE
2002 Ron Leggett MD
2003 Dave Hastings NE
2004 Irv Shirmer IL
2005 Dave Plueger IA
2006 Jim Mahoney IN
2007 Tony Celebrezze OH
2008 USSA OH
2009 Gary Leistico MN
2010 Keith Winkler OH
2011 Charlie Masheck
2012 Paul Brown
2012 Tim Hiller
2013 Nancy Mahoney IN
2014 Jeff Dunnier TX
2015 Oneida Victor Trap Co.

FTA American Heritage Awards

2015 Award Winners

HALL OF FAME
Art Scott Ohio
Tom Dearmont Nebraska

AMERICAN HERITAGE
Oneida Victor Trap Co. Ohio

FUR TAKER OF THE YEAR
Tom Parr Ohio

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
Bruce Kees Wisconsin

CHAPTER OF THE YEAR
Indiana Chapter 7 G

AFFILIATE OF THE YEAR
Iowa Trapper’s Association

FTA/Charles Dobbins Scholarship Winner
Thor Burnside Tulsa, OK
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