Georgia Trappers Association October 2013 Report

President — Gene Pritchett, 107 Seaboard Road, Jesup, GA 31545; 912-586-6905; cell: 912-424-0438;

Vice President — Lewis Todd, 9969 Ga. Hwy 102 W, Mitchell, GA 30802; 706-598-2554; cell: 478-232-1040;

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

Membership Secretary/Treasurer — Holly Zerwig, P.O. Box 613, Metter, GA 30439; 912-682-7256; 912-314-3438;

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 ­— Mike Gibson, 912 Kersey Road, Elko, GA 30125; 478-952-2105

Executive Director — Randy Zerwig, 35978 Ga Hwy 23 N., Metter, GA 30439; 912-685-6222; cell: 912-682-7256;

General Organizer — Travis LeMay, P.O. Box 1564, McDonough, Ga 30253; 678-395-1708; cell: 678-395-1708;


Membership Options:

• Regular membership including subscription to T&PC — $25

• Lifetime membership with subscription to T&PC — $300


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

GTA, Membership Secretary/Treasurer

Holly Zerwig

P.O. Box 613

Metter, GA 30439



Dadgummit! Somehow I missed another deadline. The Trapper and Predator Caller came the other day, and after reading it front to back, I was surprised that there wasn’t a report from the GTA. No excuse, it just got by me.

Well, due to circumstances beyond my control I was forced to retire as of July 1. Not that it’s a bad thing — it happens to the best of us. How-some-ever, not being at a state where I’m ready to sit around (or keep mowing the grass!), I took a seasonal job at a local peanut mill. Right now, it’s corn we’re handling, but somewhere along about the middle of September we’ll switch to peanuts. Anybody that’s been around agriculture much, knows that when it’s gathering time, it’s twenty-four-seven until the crops are all in.

All of that to say, that due to my new obligations I won’t be able to attend our convention this year. That’s disappointing to me because I always look forward to our convention: the fellowship, the food, the fun, and the demonstrations. If you can hang around a group of like minded folks and not learn something, something’s wrong. So let me encourage each of you attend. You’ll be glad you did!

Since this is a seasonal job, I’ll be through in time to squeeze in some deer hunting, and prep the gear for the trapping season. Since we actually have water around this year, the otter trapping opportunities ought to be better than they’ve been around here in a long time. I’m looking forward to it!

I hope everyone enjoys the convention, gets an opportunity to shoot some doves, then sit in your favorite deer woods as you while away the time and dream of trapping season! — Steve Rainey

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