Arkansas Trappers Association January 2013 Report

President — Aaron Hitchcock, 9331 Sister Lane, Mulberry, AR 72947; 479-997-5361; AHITCH81@YAHOO.COM

Vice President — Charlie Bass, 6755 Bethesda Lane, Batesville, AR 72501; 870-698-1154;

Secretary/Treasurer — Gary Gray, PO Box 493, Arkadelphia, AR 71923; 870-403-2469;

NTA Director — Mike Fischer, 13823 Masoner Road, Lonsdale, AR 72087; 501-939-2325

Editor — Gary Helms, 1092 Vanderbilt Rd., Texarkana, AR 71854; 870-772-3834;


Membership Options:

• Individual membership including subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $22

• Family membership with subscription — $27


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

ATA, Secretary/Treasurer

Gary Gray

PO Box 493

Arkadelphia, AR 71923



Hello There,

I hope every one is having good luck trapping. Some of the guys around here are catching a few critters, they are telling me the beaver and ringtails are prime.

I helped a new member from the River Valley Chapter skin his first Gray Fox, although it wasn’t at it’s prime the smile on his face and the eagerness to learn more about the sport that we love said a lot.

Our chapter had a meeting for the month of November where we had a potluck supper. We had about 30 members present for the get together; everyone enjoyed the food and fellowship.

After talking to one of the local fur buyers prices will be about the same as last year’s prices. There is no way to tell, could be less pray for more. Remember to save your beaver caster. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Fur Auction Feb. 16 th.

I have been in touch with members from several districts across Arkansas and they tell me things are looking good and that memberships are up since the district vote passed. On that note I encourage anyone with questions about districts to contact the representative from their district or you can call me anytime.

Till next time. Hope your traps are full. Your ATA President. — Aaron Hitchcock



I’ve been busy trapping, as I’m sure y’all have. I just want to remind everyone about our upcoming meeting. If you need anything, I’m just a phone call away. Our next meeting is scheduled for Saturday, January 12th, 2013 at noon, at the lodge, at Grandview Prairie WMA. That should give everyone time to run their traps that morning. It’s potluck this time, so bring your favorite dish and join us. Maybe we can do a fur handling demo afterwards. for more info or directions call me or Dana Humphries. See ya there! Glenda and I want to wish y’all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! — Gary Helms

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