Idaho Trappers Association June-July 2012 Report

http://www.idahotrappers.com

President — Patrick B. Carney, 208-599-5009;
nafatrapper@q.com

Vice President — VACANT

Secretary — Michelle Gutierrez, PO Box 405, Mountain Home, ID 83647; 208-587-5931; mjtaxidermy@msn.com

Treasurer — Tammy Jewett, 208-587-6822;
jewett6822@msn.com

NTA Director — Dan Davis, 208-458-4303;
danandjanet@juno.com

Election Oversight Committee Chairman — Michelle Gutierrez, 208-587-5931; mjtaxidermy@msn.com

 

Membership Options:

• Individual membership including subscription to 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

PO Box 405

Mountain Home, ID 83647

 

SECRETARY’S REPORT

Good day to everyone. Just a quick reminder on a few things the association has in the planning. Stay alert on any trapping issues that are happening in your area. If you need information on the subject please feel free to contact one of your ITA Board members. Their information can be found on the ITA website www.idahotrappers.com. Also we have started a Facebook page. Please check it out and let us know if there is anything we can do to make it better. We hope this way of communication will keep all Idaho trappers in better contact. The ITA convention will be held June 23, 2012 in Fairfield Idaho. There will be more information on the website and Facebook page. Spread the word and hope to see a lot of you trappers there. The ITA/FBU banquet will be held August 11, 2012 at the Red Lion Downtowner in Boise Idaho. Mark your calendars and plan to have a great time with lots of food and excitement. Details will be posted on the website and Facebook, along with a letter going out to members who do not have internet access. Any of you who do not receive my emails, please contact me at mjtaxidermy@msn.com so I can add you to my list. As with some issues that arise, time is of the essence. I would like to thank everyone who is stepping up to assist with all the work that is going on within the association, we are fighting to keep your passion of trapping alive. Take care. — Michelle Gutierrez

 

FUR SALE REPORT

Listed by ITEM, # Offered, # Sold, High Bid, Total Price, Average Price and Percentage Sold

Bobcats — 308, 248, 1,112.76, 10,157.96, 409.47, 80

Coyotes — 446, 358, 76.25, 13,772.54, 38.47, 80

Red Fox — 165, 158, 61.76, 4,681.53, 29.63, 96

Marten — 33, 33, 66.94, 1,752.44, 53.10, 100

Otter — 22, 22, 100.00, 1,752,96, 79.68, 100

Beaver — 440, 432, 48.55, 8,664.28, 20.06, 98

Muskrat — 2,563, 2,563, 10.01, 21,815.76, 8.51, 100

Skunk — 85, 85, 13.38, 665.43, 7.83, 100

Cross Fox — 6, 6, 82.76, 266.83, 44.47, 100

Mink — 128, 120, 38.70, 1,914.96, 15.96, 94

Raccoon — 138, 127, 18.55, 1,043.21, 8.21, 92

Badgers — 57, 54, 46.20, 938.54, 17.38, 95

Tanned Beaver — 10, 10, 45.00, 357.75, 35.78, 100

Tanned Buff — 1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0

Ermine — 22, 22, 8.59, 159.28, 7.24, 100

Castor — 33.66 lbs, 14.29 lbs, 32.68, 406.65, 28.46, 42

Porky Hair — 26.9 oz, 26.1 oz, 41.05, 744.14, 28.51, 97

Muskrat Gland — 1.11 lbs, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0

Deer Antlers — 28.82 lbs, 28.82 lbs, 11.78, 261.21, 9.06

Spotted Skunk — 1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0

Silver Fox — 1, 1, 51.37, 51.37, 51.37, 100

Gopher — 1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0

Rabbit — 1, 1, 2.11, 2.11, 2.11, 100

Elk Antlers — 33.43 lbs, 33.43 lbs, 7.20, 212.33, 6.35, 100

Porcupine — 1, 1, 15.00, 15.00, 15.00, 100

Gray Fox — 1, 1, 15.00, 15.00, 15.00, 100

Weasel — 1, 1, 2.00, 2.00, 2.00, 100

 

DIRECTOR AT LARGE REPORT

My name is Bruce Bartow. I am your new director at large. I live in Shelley, Idaho, the S.E. Region. I started trapping in 1959 and also manufacture fur products. I collect traps and I’m in the animal damage control business. I want to help organize Idaho trappers into a large, educated effective voice to help educate our own trappers, both members and non members as well as the public.

The issues we face are many. There is an effort to curtail trapping in lynx habitat areas because we have lynx in Idaho. In 2006, a statewide ballot issue to stop trapping in Idaho was unlikely. In 2010, thanks to a trapper in the Salmon area, trapping in campgrounds and catching dogs, we lost trapping on maintained trails and cutting back on trap check times and a ballot issue was being talked about. In 2011, thanks to Josh, who posted a bloody wolf picture on a trapping forum, a statewide ballot issue is becoming much more likely.

Our Fish and Game supports trapping. Out wildlife commission supports trapping. Our legislators support trapping. But they can’t fix stupid. We have got to help ourselves.

Your trapping friend. — Bruce

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