Colorado Trappers Association February 2014 Report


President — Otis Latham, P.O. Box 61, Mesa, CO 81643; 970-268-5554;

Vice President — Dan Gates, P.O. Box 128, Canon City, CO 81215; 719-275-4077

Secretary/Treasurer — Cheryl Oleyar, 1362 Hillcrest Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80909; 719-471-0739;

Fur Auction Manager — Greg Ashmore, 38967 Country Road 24, Hugo, CO 80821; 719-743-2552;

Public Relations Director — Opal Watts, PO Box 29, Dumont, CO 80436; 303-569-2953

NTA Representative — Otis Latham, PO Box 61, Mesa, CO 81645; 970-268-5554;

Historian — Dick Hane, 1971 Frontage Road, Fruita, CO 81521

Raffle Manager — Dan Schirer, 531 County Road 326, Silt, CO 81652


Membership Options:

Membership dues including subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller – $30


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

CTA Secretary/Treasurer

Cheryl Oleyar

1362 Hillcrest Ave

Colorado Springs, CO 80909


Happy New Year! Trapping is in full bore and speculation of the upcoming season has gone from optimism to possible pessimism, it’s kinda like predicting the weather. The guys are getting ready for the Stock Show, preparations are being made for the Fur Auction and long term plans are being made for the convention/rendezvous.

Candy Herman is pursuing the options of a Furbearers Unlimited Banquet in Grand Junction and if you are interested in participating contact Candy at 970 379 6024.

Sorry for it being so short but I have stuff to skin. — Dan Gates



The minutes of our February membership meeting will be included in the April-May issue. In the meantime, we welcome new member Carl DePriest and returning member Chris Harper!

This note was received from Miss Rodeo Colorado, Rhianna Russell:

“Thank you so much for providing me with my custom made fur coat! I truly enjoyed selecting the style and fur type. I love the feel and look of the fox fur as well as its weight and durability. I feel so fortunate to be able to enjoy such a luxurious garment that I will get to use for many years to come. I really appreciate the time and work that went into making this coat and have enjoyed learning about the process. Working with your professional and courteous members has been a real treat!

Thank you so much for your support,

Rhianna Russell

Miss Rodeo Colorado 2014”

Click on “Current & Planned Events” at our website,, to see a picture of beautiful Rhianna in her gorgeous red fox jacket. Every year we provide a fur coat for Miss Rodeo Colorado as a way to support the rodeo and to promote our association and Colorado fur products. We also make a yearly donation to the NTA fur coat fund toward a fur jacket for the national rodeo queen. — Cheryl Oleyar


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