Alabama Trappers & Predator Control Association February 2009 Report

President — Charlie Rath, 1501 Shelby Forest Lane, Chelsea, AL 35043; phone: 205-678-6146

Vice President — Mike Flohr, 297 Kingfisher Rd., Greensboro, AL 36744; phone: 334-624-3747

Secretary/Treasurer — Gary Kramer, 5525 Pearl Dr., Bessemer, AL 35022; phone: 205-426-7045

Recording Secretary ­— Danny Foster, 315 Ross Rd., Wetumpka, AL 36092; phone: 334-391-5027

NTA Director — Jackie Malone, 111653 Crocker Dr., Tuscaloosa, AL 35405; phone: 205-366-9604

Membership Options:
• Family membership including subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $20
• Lifetime membership with subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $300

Complete membership application on first page of
association section and send dues to:
ATPCA, Vice President
Mike Flohr
297 Kingfisher Rd., Greensboro, AL 36744
334-624-3747

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

I am writing this article a few days prior to our second Cooperative Trapper Education Workshop at Greensboro, AL on Jan. 2 to 4, 2009. The first workshop was held Dec. 5 to 7, 2008, at the Swan Creek WMA. I want to thank everyone who volunteered to help make the workshop a success.

The 2009 Spring ATPCA meeting will be held on Saturday, March, 28, 2009, at Steve Phillips house in Cottondale, Ala. Come join us after 9 a.m. to talk trapping. We will be having lunch at noon followed by the business meeting at 1 p.m. The ATPCA will be supplying the entrée and beverages. Please bring a dish to pass. This is the meeting where we make plans for the fall rendezvous and deciding on the donations we will be making in 2009. NAFA will be picking up fur at the meeting. Current ATPCA members will be receiving a flyer the first week of March on the meeting. If you are not a current member, please contact me for details on the meeting.

I would like to send out a plea for new volunteers to help organize and run the fall rendezvous. The STP Club (same 10 people) is getting older and could sure use the help. Please volunteer.
My plans are to update the Animal Damage Control List that is distributed via the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources in June 2009. This is a service provided to current members of the ATPCA.

Reminder: Alabama Regulation 220-2-.32 requires that each trapper report their harvest by number and species to the DCNR within 45 days after the end of the season. You can obtain a copy of the form at www.outdooralabama.com.

See you at the Spring Meeting.

— Charlie Rath

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