Georgia Trappers Association December 2012 Report

President — Russ Carter, 287 Davod Carter Road, Baxley, GA 31513; 912-367-4887; cell: 912-256-1721;

Vice President — Mike Gibson, 291 Kersey Road, Elko, GA 30125; 478-952-2105

Correspondence Secretary — Steve Rainey, 1923 Beattie Road, Albany, GA 31707; 229-449-9533;

Membership Secretary/Treasurer — Randy Zerwig, 35978 Ga Hwy 23 N, Metter, GA 30439; 912-685-6222; cell: 912-682-7256;

Legislative Director — Lee Riley, 331 Lake Drive, Pine Mtn, GA 31822; 706-977-8108

NTA Director — Rusty Johnson, Rt. 1, Chula, GA 31733; 229-382-2499; cell: 229-445-1388;

F.T.A. Director ­

Youth Director

General Organizer — Kelvin Mosley, 515 Cleon Moseley Lane, Reidsville, GA 30453; 912-237-7696; cell: 912-585-6769;


Membership Options:

• 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

Randy Zerwig

35978 Ga Hwy 23 N

Metter, GA 30439



Hello Georgia trappers! Do these forties at night put you in the mood to string some steel or perhaps spend some time perched on the side of tree? I was sitting on a stand the other day, and you know how your mind wanders, well any way I got to wondering why it’s called deer hunting rather than deer waiting? Waiting is what we do. A curious squirrel perched on a limb in front of me about twice the distance as the length of the old carbine. He kept stretching out like he was contemplating jumping on that strange object (me)! He managed to satisfy his curiosity and moved on.

On the week-end of October 5-7 the Georgia Trappers Association held its 32nd annual convention in Cordele at the fairgrounds. A big “THANKS” to everyone who helped make it a success!

It’s always good to see the familiar faces of folks you may not have seen in a year or so and to see and meet new people interested in learning about trapping. Seems every year I talk to somebody who says they have been trying to learn on their own and came to the convention to get some schooling. I’m sure they didn’t leave disappointed.

An interesting piece of information during our business meeting was that thirty-one Georgia trappers garnered 52 Top Lot awards last year! Along that same line the NAFA fur pick up will be March 23 in Georgia. I would imagine most folks will sell along and along through the season as you never know what the market will do.

One day last week, while on the river with seventh grade students, we saw five otters, three in one bunch and further down two more! Another day we saw two more. That’ll get you’re your heart pumping if you’ve got trapping in your blood sure enough!

Have a Happing Thanksgiving and enjoy your deer waiting! — Steve Rainey


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