INDIANA STATE TRAPPERS ASSOCIATION, INC. PREAMBLE:
We, the trappers of Indiana, prompted by the feeling of profound respect and gratitude toward the many valiant fur trappers who have gone before us, whose courageous deeds and exploits will forever embellish the pages of our nation’s early history, and being duly grateful for the rich legacy of wildlife bequeathed by our predecessors, associate ourselves for the following purposes:
To conserve and maintain an adequate supply of indigenous fur bearing animals.
To preserve inviolate the freedom, privileges and the pleasures of the trapline for those who should succeed us.
To uphold the fundamental rights of freedom, liberty and justice for all.
To perpetuate the friendships and associations of the outdoors.
To dedicate ourselves to the cause of mutual assistance, this by the grace of God!