Indiana State Trappers Association March 2011 Report

President — Ron Elliot, 7244 W. 500 S., LaPort, IN 46350; phone: 219-785-2972; e-mail:

Vice President — Frank Lamm, PO Box 110, Lebanon, IN 46052; phone: 765-676-5600, 866-907-PEST; e-mail:

Secretary — Fred Philips; phone: 765-938-1806; e-mail:

Treasurer — Travis Allen, 6862 Jackson St., Attica, IN 47918; phone: 765-585-3284; e-mail:

NTA Director — Stu Grell, 2220 E. 1400 N., Attica, IN 47918; phone: 765-572-2207; cell: 765-363-2207; e-mail:

FTA Director — Doyle Flory, 2094 Fir Road, Tippecanoe, IN 46570; phone: 574-498-6354; e-mail:

Furbearer Biologist — VACANT

Directors of Membership ­­— Bill Crum, Bill Lewis, Mark Wernert

Membership Options:

• Regular or family Membership with T&PC — $30
• Individual membersip without T&PC — $15
• Lifetime membership with T&PC — $350
• Lifetime membership without T&PC — $200
• Junior membership (16 and under) with T&PC — $15
• Senior membership (60+) with T&PC — $150

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

ISTA, Treasurer
Travis Allen
6862 Jackson St.
Attica, IN 47918


Jan.8th Fur sale at Peru, IN results:

Listed by TOTAL SOLD, LOW, HIGH and AVG.

MUSKRATS — 551, .75, 8.25, 6.30

RACCOONS — 467, 1.00, 19.75, 11.25

RED FOX — 3, 28.00, 28.00, 28.00

MINK — 33, 3.00, 21.00, 16.00

COYOTES — 13, 3.00, 10.00, 7.00

BEAVER — 2, 15.00, 15.00, 15.00

OPOSSUM — 25, .50, 3.25, 1.35

GRAY FOX — 0, 0, 0, 0

SKUNKS — 0, 0, 0, 0

WEASELS — 1, 1.00, 1.00, 1.00

Following the Fur Sale, a Board of Director’s meeting was held where multiple topics were discussed. The untimely passing of George Scalf was noted with a moment of silence. Reports were heard from the Board members, the NTA representatives, and others. Plans are in the works for the ISTA to have a presence at the Michiana Sport Show on Feb. 11 & 12, 2011 in Howe, IN. Any members available to relieve those working the booth for a few minutes would be appreciated. Please contact Ron Elliot. (see the website)

The spring membership meeting will be April 2nd, 2011 at 10am (CST) / 11 am (CST) at the site of this years ISTA Convention (Fall Rendezvous) at 100 Mill Pond Rd., 400 N., Union Mills, IN 46382. Please attend as a member so we can get your input and you can hear what the ISTA is working on.

The ISTA Convention (Fall Rendezvous) will be our 50th year and will be held Sept. 16th & 17th , 2011. SAVE THE DATE We dearly need volunteers to make this event come off. Tim Rose has graciously volunteered to chair this event so please contact him with when you will be able to help out. (see the website).

The Indiana DNR is currently taking comments on several potential rule changes. These include opening trapping for raccoon in October, rehabbing rules (do you really want human socialized coyotes in your backyard?), otter sitings, and more. Comments can be left at the, Natural Resource’s commission site. Please register your comments today.

If you have a question or comment, please see the website to submit them to the appropriate Board member.

Sincerely submitted.

— Fred Philips

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  1. Indiana reacoon could be trapped in october but the quality of fur would be less that early.
    but ithis early season would help increase the numbers that are taken due to other hunting seasons (DEER)
    would not impact the trappers from harvesting the animals and their sets not interfering with deer hunters

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