President — Gene Pritchett, 107 Seaboard Road, Jesup, GA 31545; phone: 912-586-6905
Vice President — Gary Newman, 1182 Hwy 107, Denton, GA 31532; phone: 912-375-3795
Correspondence Secretary — Steve Rainey, 1923 Beattie Road, Albany, Ga 31707; phone: 229-449-9533
Membership Secretary/Treasurer — Tommy Key, P.O. Box 1005, Pine Mountain, GA 31822; phone: 706-628-4686
Legislative Director — Ted Gustin, 494 Eastside Drive, Thomaston, GA 30286; phone: 706-648-1951
NTA Director — Rusty Johnson, Rt. 1, Chula, GA 31733; phone: 229-382-2499
F.T.A. Director — 92 Rocky Point Road, Covington, GA 30014; phone: 404-402-2207
Executive Director — Chris Johnson, 2448 U.S. Hwy 411 S.E., Fairmount, GA 30139, phone: 706-337-5608
General Organizer — Teresa Keys, 3158 East Fairview Road, McDonough, GA 30252; phone: 770-388-7951
• Regular membership including subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $25
• Lifetime membership with subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $300
Complete membership application on first page of association section and send dues to:
GTA, Membership Secretary/Treasurer
P.O. Box 1005, Pine Mountain, GA 31822
CORRESPONDENCE SECRETARY’S REPORT
I don’t know what we did to deserve such cool weather on the opening day of deer season, but I’m sure everyone was happy to see it! Low temperature in the 40s beats the daylights out of the 60s we usually have. One year, not long back, it was so hot in November I waded the creek bream fishing rather than sit in a deer stand.
It’s not hard to tell when the gray fox family groups are breaking up and the fall shuffle is underway; seems like everywhere you ride you start seeing foxes dead on the roads.
A landowner I’ve trapped beavers for in the past, commented the other day at a local restaurant that he guessed it was too dry for beaver trapping now. He’s certainly right about that. The local paper has the rainfall deficit at seventeen inches for the year!
In thirty short days it will be trapping season. Better get busy getting your stuff ready!
Have a Happy Rut – UH, I mean Thanksgiving!
— Steve Rainey