Kansas Fur Harvesters April 2011 Report

President — W.R. Brecheisen Jr., 24685 Lyon Rd., Chanute, KS 66720; phone: 620-432-1074; e-mail: wrb43epb@hotmail.com

Vice President — Roger Macy, P.O. Box 112, Portis, KS 67474; phone: 785-346-2076

Secretary — Donna Macy, P.O. Box 112, Portis, KS 67474; phone: 785-346-6017

Treasurer — Pauline Brecheisen; 24685 Lyon Rd., Chanute, KS 66720; phone: 620-432-1770; e-mail: e-pauline@live.com

NTA Director — Russell Voelker, 11816 K-16, Hwy., Valley Falls, KS 66088; phone: 785-945-6750

FTA Director — Robert Currie, 926 M St., Belleville, KS 66935; phone: 785-527-2449

Membership Options:

• Individual membership including subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $20
• Family membership with subscription — $25
• Junior (14 & under) with subscription — $15

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

KFHA, Treasurer
Pauline Brecheisen
24685 Lyon Rd., Chanute, KS 66720


As spring is approaching and the furharvest season is now behind us, hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable time, and got their furs marketed. Had a good turn out at the Feb. 19 auction in Abilene. Thanks to the buyers for your attendance and making the furs worth what they were. Most all were pleased with the results.

Feb. 19, 2011

Species    # Sold    Top    Average
Badger    11    38.00    15.09
Beaver    127    13.00    5.44
Coon    1570    27.60    8.23
Coyote    504    25.00    10.60
Bobcat    225    240.00    92.25
Mink    6    14.00    8.67
Muskrat    353    7.50    4.14
Opossum    904    2.25    .55
Red Fox    10    22.00    16.90
Skunk    31    3.00    1.56

Again, thanks to all the buyers, too all who helped set up, the ones who worked the tables, and the clean up crew, all was very much appreciated.

With all the storms and severe weather already taking place over the nation in February, it makes a person wonder what is in store for us, but hope all has a safe and enjoyable spring. If possible get out and go camping and fishing and take a youth on an outing with you.

As am a member of District 3, I will list part of our upcoming activities for the year. Our annual campout and work weekend for Jewell State Fishing Lake will be June 11-12. Will be attending the Hays Youth Fair on Aug. 20. The big event for our district is the 6th Annual Outdoor Youth Fair in Osborne on Sept. 10. Any and all that want to help or just come and check out the activities are welcome. If you can help, give Cleo (785) 346-4541 or myself Roger (785) 346-2076 a call, and am sure we can find something for you to do.

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for October 7-8-9 for our State Rendezvous to be held in Osborne.

Will also be having our Annual Furharvester Education class in Portis on Oct. 15 and our Annual Advanced Furharvesters Education class in Portis on Nov. 19 and 20. If anyone wants to help, or more information on any of the listed activities, call either Cleo or myself at the numbers listed above. Am sure will have more classes and activities to mention later.

Have a safe and enjoyable spring and take a youth on an outdoor activity.

— Roger D. Macy

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