Arizona Trappers Association December 2013 Report

President — Scott Trowbridge, P.O. Box 1847, Chinle, AZ 86503; 928-674-5683; strow@operamail.com

Vice President — Jeff Serdy, 11518 E. Apache Trail, Apache Junction, AZ. 85220; 480-984-8616;
ajisports@msn.com

Recording Secretary — Mike Huffer, P.O. Box 11474, Scottsdale, AZ 85271; 480-970-5904;
mjwildlife1@yahoo.com

Treasurer — Cindy Seff, P.O. Box 762, Seligman, AZ 86337; 480-390-0723; AzTrappers@gmail.com

Membership Secretary — Leslie D. Weger, P.O. Box 778, Seligman, AZ 86337; 928-713-0205;
atamembershipsecretary@yahoo.com

Fur Auction Manager — Mike Huffer, P.O. Box 11474, Scottsdale, AZ 85271; 480-970-5904;
mjwildlife1@yahoo.com

Director Computer Operations Fur Sale — Terri Miller, 6891 N Blackpoint Rd., Pima, AZ 85543; 928-965-1000; millerx5@aznex.net

NTA Director — Cindy Seff, P.O. Box 762, Seligman, AZ 86337; 480-390-0723; AzTrappers@hughes.net

Scent Post — John Henry Piotrowski, P.O. Box 142, McNeal, AZ 85617; 520-642-3850; jhenry@c2i2.com

 

Membership Options:

• Adult membership including subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $30

• Junior (under 16) with subscription — $20

• Family membership with subscription — $35

• Oldtimer membership with subscription — $75

• Lifetime membership with subscription — $275

 

Complete membership application on first page of association section and send dues to:

ATA, Membership Secretary

Leslie D. Weger

P.O. Box 778

Seligman, AZ 86337

VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT

Hello Trappers,

The 2013-2014 trapping season is upon us.

Please be an ethical trapper and release a large portion of the females and all of the kittens. You can only skin them once and they will only be bigger next year. If you are in doubt, release them. Being greedy this year is only cutting your own throat next year. If you are in a high-pressure area, then finding new locations may be your best bet.

A mountain of money is made and lost every year on fur prep, or the lack thereof. Take the time to make sure your fur is looking as good as it can. Mercer Lawing and Steve Wood both have excellent videos out on putting up cats. It is money well spent. Bringing fur to the sale with blood, scat and burs matted into the fur is the sign of a slob trapper. If you find that offensive, good.

Don’t forget to save all the bobcat jaws to turn in with the transportation tag to get your CITES tag. This is the first year in many that we have been required to do this in AZ. Check the tri-fold trapping regulations for specifics.

If you don’t have some basic survival gear in your trapping rig to get you through a night or three in the woods, please rectify this. To quote Tony Nester “Survival stories are only romantic in retrospect.”

Run hard and stack ’em deep! Your traps and cages don’t catch much stacked in the shed. — Scott Trowbridge

 

FUR AUCTION MANAGER’S REPORT

Trappers,

Our annual fur auction is February 15th, Saturday. It will be at the Gila County Fairgrounds, just outside of Globe, Arizona. It is the same location where we have had it for the past 20 years. Hope you are having a great trapping season this year. Call or email if you have any questions. — Mike

 

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