Idaho Trappers Association June-July 2010 Report

President — Hance Clayton, 4355 W. 49th St., Idaho Falls, ID 83402; phone: 208-524-6304; 208-521-8404; e-mail:

Vice President — Shawn Jewett 1770 NE Beaman Rd. Mountain Home, ID 83647; phone: 208-587-6822

Secretary — Michelle Gutierrez, P.O. Box 405, Mountain Home, ID 83647; phone: 208-587-5931;e-mail:

Treasurer — Tammy Jewett, 1770 NE Beaman Rd., Mountain Home, ID 83647; phone: 208-587-6822; e-mail:

NTA Director — Dan Davis, 2741 E 200 N St., Anthony, ID 83445; phone: 208-458-4303;

Election Oversight Committee Chairman — Mike Ingram 1705 E 10 N Mountain Home, ID 83647; phone: 208-587-7137;e-mail:

Membership Options:
• Individual membership including subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $25.50
• Family membership with subscription — $30.50
• Life Membership — $500

Complete membership application on first page of
association section and send dues to:
ITA, Secretary
Michelle Gutierrez
P.O. Box 405
Mountain Home, ID 83647

Our March fur sale is behind us and it was very successful. Prices reflected the low fur take of this season. Hopefully the market will continue to improve and will carry on through next trapping season.

 I want to point out to all trappers in Idaho and any state who has endangered or threatened species that if you accidentally catch one of these animals, under the 10J rule you can be given a citation. We have an incident in Northern Idaho where a trapper caught a wolf in his bobcat set and has been cited and given a fine by the Federal Wildlife Enforcement Officer. It is going to court and we are waiting on the outcome. I will keep you posted on what happens and will go into more detail in the future.

We have set a date for our annual ITA convention on Aug. 14, 2010 in Fairfield, Idaho on private property. Signs with directions will be posted. There is primitive camping, no hook-ups and no water. We will have drinking water, plenty of coffee, ice tea and juice. We can fill water jugs close by. There is a stream running through the property with a beaver pond, an ideal location for demonstrations.

Your trapping organization will be providing breakfast and lunch on Saturday, everyone bring a side dish and/or garden vegetables for lunch. There is a motel close by in Fairfield and resort with cabins to rent if you choose to stay there rather than camp. Look for more information at a later date.

This year ITA would like to have a “special ladies” bake contest. Ladies, bring a couple dishes of your favorite recipes and invite aunts, nieces, mothers, daughters to help. Guys, if you would like to bring your Dutch ovens to demonstrate your skills and help with the feed please feel free to do so. Don’t forget to bring items for the raffles and auction that we will be conducting. This is for you, the members, and we will have a good time. There will be something for everyone including the kids.

I would like to congratulate the winners of the fur sale raffles. The quilt was won by Michelle, rifle won by James Sockrider, four wheeler won by Rusty Kramer and the pack basket won by Pam. A major point I would like toaddress is a job well done for Chuck Ceccarelli, Pat Carney, Steve Jewett and Billy Dyer who went far and beyond and sold a large quantity of four wheeler tickets at the fur sale. Great job guys!!!

We have had our first fur sale at the National Guard Armory in Mountain Home and it proved to be a very good facility. We plan on having all of our sales there in the future. The building cost us about half what the previous building cost. The armory has great lighting and slightly larger than the previous facility. Cats and rats were the top furs. Our rats averaged about $3 less than the average at the Canadian sale the same week.

Hope you can make it to the Western NTA Convention in Rock Springs, Wyoming (June 18-20 2010). I encourage all ITA members to join and support the National Trappers Association, we must be united on a national basis.

Have a safe and prosperous summer. Now is the time to get all your equipment ready for the coming season, it will be here quicker than you think. — Hance Clayton

We have concluded our fur sales for the year. Now it is time to plan for a summer convention and get started on next year’s fur sales. I would like to thank each and everyone of you who helped with the sales and the ITA booths.

We had several donations from individual businesses, and I would like to acknowledge Chuck Ceccarelli for his donation of a hitch from his business In the Ditch. It helped with the raffle tremendously. A BIG thank you to each of you.

Trappers you seen their business information and I hope you will return the gesture and support them. Our membership is steadily growing. Keep recruiting a friend or two.

On the same note, anyone wishing to put on a demonstration or talk at the summer convention, please give me a call 208-587-5931. I encourage all to check out website. — Michelle Gutierrez

BADGER — 32 12 204.26 17.02 37.5
BEAVER — 193 193 3162.72 16.39 100
BOBCATS — 138 131 40106.59 306.16 94.9
COYOTES — 299 296 7605.25 25.69 99.0
CROSS FOX — 4 4 118.18 29.55 100
RED FOX — 121 121 2265.14 18.72 100
MARTEN — 8 8 234.50 29.31 100
MINK — 160 160 1703.18 10.64 100
MUSKRATS — 2288 2254 15184.88 6.74 98.5
OTTER — 8 8 526.37 65.8 100
RACCOON — 117 117 1216.27 10.40 100
SKUNK — 26 26 193.23 7.43 100
CASTOR — 29.59LBS 29.59LBS 1124.89 38.02 100
PORKY HAIR — 18.4 OZ 18.4OZ 324.03 17.61 100
BROWN DEER ANTLER — 19.6 LBS 19.6LBS 78.33 4.00 100
ELK ANTLER — 11.55 LBS 11.55LBS 46.33 4.01 100
ELK ANTLERS — 18.6LBS 18.6LBS 47.33 2.54 100
WHITE ELK ANTLER — 12LBS 12LBS 10.33 .86 100
TANNED BOBCAT — 1 1 180.00 180.00 100

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