California Trappers Association June-July 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




Hello Trappers,

Well, 99 percent of the trapping seasons are over, and we’re getting a little more rest. That won’t last long. In about 2 or 3 weeks, I will be wanting to get out there again and start looking for places to make sets. I don’t miss the peanut butter sandwich and cold coffee. Sometimes my water jug had ice in it. But spring is here and getting warm, no more long undies. I can even take a nap with my dog way out there looking at the far hills. Well as we think things start to slow down, other things keep going. They are still trying to stop trapping here on us, and we are still fighting it. We will not give up. There are about 4 or 5 bills that are we are working on. We also have help from some pro’s on this. They cost us some dollars, and we are hoping to meet all that they hand us. Other bills like the lead ban is going into the works in 2019. Then lead can only be used for target shooting. They say that will stop the lead in gut piles that the condors eat. I don’t shoot any critter in the guts. Some of these people are, well never mind, you know what I mean. If you have not joined CTA yet, I hope you do so soon as the more members the better. Also when your trapping license comes due, get it early. That way you don’t forget. As of now, good evening. — John Clark



Hey, long time, no see! I truly apologize for my long absence. Falling on your head takes more out of you than I would ever like to admit.

Heartfelt thanks to Reid Aiton for his untold hours on all our behalf. You’re the best!

Hey Louie, I have spare Hancock traps since the move inland. Let me know if you can use them up in the hills there.

Our political enemies are really, REALLY messed up. On an unspecified job in an unspecified town, they have only advice guaranteed to fail, and have sent 81,000 E-mails to the council, all the same wording, and have expressed their “anger” at not having been given the decency to read the entirety (all the same). All this to slow the spread of pollution into the bay, you would think that that would kind of be the most important thing, not the least, huh?

Lastly, I hope your winters have been good. Finally, some rain here in Droughtville, need more of the same.

Take care. — James C. Schmerker Jr.,, (925) 684-3855


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