Arkansas Fur Trappers September 2014 Report

ASSOCIATION CONTACT — Arkansas Fur Trappers Association, P.O. Box 1681, Greenwood, AR 72936; 479-651-3597;

President — Brad McDaniel; 479-651-3597

Vice President — Greg Griffith; 479-774-1434

Secretary/Treasurer — Mark Alexander; 479-310-0692;

General Organizer — Donald Wilcox; 479-997-8559


Membership Options:

• Individual membership without subscription to T&PC — $10

• Individual membership with subscription to T&PC — $22

• Family membership without subscription to T&PC — $13

• Family membership with subscription to T&PC — $25

• Lifetime membership with plaque (without subscription to T&PC) — $100

• Commercial membership/sponsorship — Please contact an AFTA officer for pricing and information.


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

Arkansas Fur Trappers Association

P.O. Box 1681

Greenwood, AR 72936



AFTA will be hosting our first annual convention and rendezvous on Saturday October 4, 2014 from 8:00am to 6:00pm at J. Perry Mikles Blue Mountain SUA, 5 miles southeast of Booneville, AR on Highway 217.

There will be events for everyone all day long including trapping demonstrations, laser hunting simulator, dutch oven cooking, kids games and crafts, supply vendors and tailgaters. At noon there will be a potluck lunch, please bring a dish or dessert. Admission is free for the whole family.

Camping is available at the SUA and Blue Mountain Lake. Camping at the SUA is free and on a first-come-first-serve basis, and you may arrive Friday evening and depart on Sunday. The nearby city of Booneville has limited motel accommodations. For more information call 479-651-3597 or email

AFTA will be holding a Trappers Workshop on Saturday October 25, 2014 at the Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center in Fort Smith, AR. This will be a a full day of trapping education and demonstration from beginner to advanced. Admission is free. There are no food vendors at the Nature Center so may want to bring a sack lunch. Plans are still being finalized for this event and more info will be available next month and at the convention.

AFTA would like to give a big thanks to Arkansas Game & Fish Commission for allowing us to use the SUA for the convention and inviting us to do the workshop at the Nature Center.

For more information about the convention or workshop, phone 479-651-3597 or email See ya there! — Mark Alexander


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