Colorado Trappers Association September 2011 Report

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

Vice President — Penny Hardrick, 652 Aldrea Vista Court, Palisade, CO 81526; phone: 970-464-5059

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

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

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

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

Membership Options:

Membership dues including subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller – $25

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


Our Rendezvous will be just a few days away when you receive this issue. Plan to join us for a fun and educational weekend Sept 3-5 at Muir Springs near Fort Morgan. Bring your tent or RV or stay in a motel in Fort Morgan. Directions: take Exit 79 off of I-76, turn west onto Hwy 144. Go 1.7 miles to County Road 16 (a gravel road), turn north; the road dead -ends at Muir Springs. CTA signs will be posted along the way.

Here’s what we’ve got planned: Saturday, Sept 4: Live Trapping Beaver – Jim Hooks; Trapping Ethics – Otis Latham; Predator Calling – Claude Oleyar & Major Boddicker; Sewing Fur – Don Clifford; Fur Handling – Bill Curns; Jack Russell terrier hunting – Harold; Bobcat Trapping – Kevin Herrman; Cage Trapping Coyotes – Dan Gates. Evening events include a BBQ dinner and an auction. Sunday, Sept 5: Church in the Woods; Membership Meeting; fun contests for all ages, including fishing, shooting (muzzle-loader, long rifle, hand guns) archery, knife and tomahawk throwing, trap setting. In the evening the raffle and CTA award winners will be announced.

This is a great way for your family to spend the Labor Day weekend. Hope to see you there!

— Cheryl Oleyar

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