President — Stacy J. White, U.K. Cooperative Extension Service, Bell County, 101 Courthouse Square, Pineville, KY 40977; phone: 606-337-2376; cell phone: 606-521-1705; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President — David Kriege Jr., 3513 Cowie Ave., Erlanger, KY 41018-1608; phone: 859-342-8109
Financial Secretary — Dave Dykes, 152 Mapleview Ct., Mt. Washington, KY 40047; phone: 502-538-3290
Executive Director — Chet Hayes, 3951 Neises Rd., California, KY 41007; phone: 859-635-3102; e-mail: email@example.com
• Class A Kentucky trapper including subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $25
• Family Membership including subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $35
• Associate Membership including subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $20
• Youth Kentucky trapper including subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $15
• Lifetime Class A Kentucky trapper — $250
Complete membership application on first page of association section and send dues to:
UTK, Financial Secretary
152 Mapleview Ct., Mt. Washington, KY 40047
I hope everyone has had a good summer. The garden has kept us quite busy at my place. Shirley and the children are knee deep in picking and storing what the Lord has blessed us with. Every growing season is a new learning experience for us all. About this time of the year, however, my thoughts start turning to cooler weather and other ventures. Before you know it trapping season will be here. How time flies.
U.T.K. is set for another exciting fall meet. Robbie Hoover has headed up the effort to pull the meet together and things look good. Friday and Saturday, October 1st and 2nd are the dates and the old Millersburg Elementary School in Millersburg, KY is the place. From Lexington, take US 68 to Millersburg and the school will be on the left ½ block past the 2nd traffic light. From Maysville, take US 68 towards Paris and the school will be on the right past the Marathon gas station.
Paris and Lexington hotels are full due to the World Equestrian Games. Other room options include Blue Licks State Park 859-289-5507 or the following Maysville (35 miles from Millersburg) hotels: Best Western 606-759-5696, French Quarter Inn 606-564-8000, or Hampton Inn 606-759-0600. Tents and RVs (without hookups) can set up on the school grounds.
Lunch and breakfast foods will be available. Supper on Friday will be beans and Saturday will wrap up with a pig roast. The demo list is incomplete at this time but details will be posted on our website (kentuckytrappers.com) as they become available. Youth activities include a fishing game, trap setting contest, hip wader race, stuffed animal toss, and more. Our white elephant auction will be on Saturday night. All members should bring something for the auction to help in our fundraising effort.
Until next time, take time to enjoy life and have a blessed day.
— Stacy J. White
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT
This report will be brief, since you will be receiving much of the same news in our upcoming UTK Fall Newsletter.
The big news of course is your Fall Fling at the Millersburg Center on Friday and Saturday, October 1st and 2nd. The Civic Center is on HWY. 68 right in Millersburg, east of Paris, very easy to find. There will be plenty of dealers there with a full array of supplies, and you save on shipping. Lots of demos, seminars, kids activities, giveaways, a silent auction and white elephant sale, and we will be giving away a beautiful new N.E.F. 12 gauge shotgun. There will be good food, guest speakers, and lots of trapping talk. For further information, contact Robbie Hoover at 859-484-3569.
The website is back up and running and close to perfect with a few “tweaks” still to come. We encourage you to check it out and www.kentuckytrappers.com.
The summer is heating up, not only temperature-wise but also activity wise with Hunter Ed Classes, J.A.K.E.S. events and much more. We are blessed to have a great bunch of members now pitching in to help in many areas. If you would like to be more involved, contact me. There’s plenty for you to do and it is rewarding work. As many of you know, UTK was chosen as Kentucky’s Wildlife Organization of the Year for 2010. This is a result of all the efforts made by our volunteers in so many different areas. You can be proud to call yourself a Kentucky trapper.
Until next month.
— Chet Hayes