California Trappers Association April-May 2014 Report

President — John Clark, 907 Holmes Flat Rd., Redcrest, CA 95569; 707-722-4259

Vice President — James C. Schmerker Jr., P.O. Box 1166, Bethel Island, CA 94511; 925-684-3855;

Membership Secretary — Rita Clark, 907 Holmes Flat Rd. Redcrest, CA 95569; 707-722-4259

Secretary — Leona Hencratt; 530-547-3240

Treasurer — John Clark, 907 Holmes Flat Rd. Redcrest, CA 95569


Membership Options:

• Family membership including subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $25

• Junior membership with subscription — $15

• Lifetime membership — $300

• Subscription cost for life members — $12


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

CTA, Membership Secretary

Rita Clark

907 Holmes Flat Rd. Redcrest, CA 95569




Trappers, here we go again.

Things in this state are wet and dry, and sometimes we don’t know what is next. Just wait 10 minutes and it will change.

Word got to me by phone call that the ’cat sale went well, but the overall price was down and they think it will stay down a little for the next year. I hope they are wrong. If you have any ’cats and other fur you think of holding till next year, I would say sell it now as the price may go down and buyers can tell fur that is held over. Some big fur houses have fur left over from last year. I say don’t get caught holding it over. It may cost you money holding it. That is up to you the trapper. I sell all my fur when I can. It keeps the bugs away and the fur out of my freezer.

The bills that are going through California are still there and are being looked at by fish and game. Little to no word has came to me as of yet. Other wildlife has been asked for an increase in what can be taken. I wished some people got together and talked things out with common sense.

Now on the sad side, got a call the other day that a good trapper here in this state crossed over to the big trapping land way up there. Joe Shreeve passed away the other day. We will miss him. I guess he was trapping and went to bed and never woke up. Family had to go pick up his traps. Now that is a trapper to the end.

That is about all I have for now. — John Clark


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