California Trappers Association March 2013 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;
animaldamagecontrol@netzero.com

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

707-722-4259

 

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

Hello Trappers:

Things are going real fine here in California. The lawsuit is progressing slowly. As soon as I get more news on that, I will pass it on. Looks like we should go to court in 2-3 months. The cat prices looks like they’re holding well. The coyotes have inched up a bit. Seasons doing well, been nice and cold. You Trappers I have something very important for you to listen too. I got a call from a Trapper in central California. He was trapping on U.S. Forest Service Land and a U.S. Forest Service Personal, told him to get his traps off forest service land. As it was illegal to trap on forest service land without a permit. They said that if he didn’t get the traps off, that they would issue him a citation. That would carry a $5,000.00 fine. They pulled their traps and contacted a person in the head office in their district. That person said that yes it is illegal, that it is a new ruling that they had passed the year before. They would have to purchase a permit that cost $5 and can take a year to get the permit. As supposedly a biologist has to go out and check the area. Then they would be issued the permit. My thinking is, U.S. Forest Service manages timber and land and our new Fish and Wildlife department manages wildlife. I contacted the head Fish and Wildlife person in the Northern District. They were shocked to hear it and said that the forest service can sort of make their own rules and each district is different. Even though they are side by side. Any district in California or neighboring states the laws should be looked into. As soon as I get more information, I will pass it on.

Sincerely. — John Clark

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