Georgia Trappers Association June 2011 Report

Georgia Trappers Association

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

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
Tommy Key
P.O. Box 1005, Pine Mountain, GA 31822


We finally got a little rain after the trapping season was over and the phone started ringing, people calling with beaver complaints. I still haven’t gotten around to all of them yet. It starts warming up and I start thinking about going fishing! I’m not a turkey hunter but I do like to see that fly rod bend. It doesn’t matter if it’s bream and bass in a pond, stump knockers in the creeks, floating the Flint River, or wadding a North Georgia trout stream.

While in those places it’s also fun to keep an eye out for signs of furbearers and it doesn’t seem to matter where you go there’s always, always beaver sign. I’d like to see where they live in a North Georgia trout stream, under a rock I reckon, but their cuttings are everywhere.

We’re starting the year off mighty dry, already over seven inches behind and it’s just April! No April showers this year.

The foxes still show up every evening for their supper – doesn’t seem to matter if it’s dog food sweetened with a little used cooking oil, leftovers, or squirrels I’ve sniped off the bird feeders – free chow is free chow!

We’d like to express our condolences to Jerry Lee on the loss of his grandson.

— Steve Rainey

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