President — Robert Wilson, 21562 Pike 227, Eolia, MO 63344; phone: 573-485-7478
Vice President — Doren Miller, 26500 Pike 244, Clarksville, MO 63336; phone: 573-242-3319
Secretary — Charlie Brown, 7130 Drury Lane, Maryland, MO 63143; phone: 314-644-1364; e-mail: charliet1961@SBCGlobal.net
Treasurer — Herb Binsbacher, 29535 Hwy. J, Gravois Mills, MO 65037; phone: 573-372-6711
Conservation Director — Arlon Held, 10075 Janes Creek Rd., Caledonia, MO 63631; phone: 573-766-1382
Delegate to NTA — Ron Pantry, Rt. 1 Box 87, Lancaster, MO 63548; phone: 660-457-2192
Delegate to FTA — Delegate to FTA — Henry A. Wendt, P.O. Box 123, Couch, MO 65690; phone: 417-938-4519
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Hi guys. By the time you read this, I will be the new President. I hope and pray that I can serve as well as my predecessors.
The annual Rendezvous in Salem was very good. Our thanks to District 9 and Kenny Wells. The spring meeting will be in District 7. We aren’t sure where yet, but it will be the third Saturday in March.
I have been fortunate to go to District 8 and District 5 so far this month. I hope to be in District 3 and District 2 before the season starts.
I have been working on the committee chairs for the next two years and have some commitments. I’m still looking for some more. I hope to have most of them by the fall newsletter.
I have been working with Paul Webb and Ann Scarlet on a new budget. Also working with Ron Pantry and Rick Friedrich on the 2011 NTA Convention. If you have any questions, or would like to work on a committee, please call.
Our Fur Auctions have been set for Jan. 23, 2010, and Feb. 6, 2010, in Columbia. It you have any questions, you can call Jim Webery. He has volunteered to serve as the Auction Chairman. His number is 573-543-2130.
Thanks for your support to the MTA.
— Doren Miller
VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT
Hello Fellow Trappers,
Fall is now in the air and our beloved pastime is just around the corner. I want to take this time to thank you all for voting me in as your Vice President. I feel honored to be able to continue serving you in this association. Since I was elected, I felt it was time to step down as the Fur Auction Chairman. It has been a pleasure serving you as the Fur Auction Chairman over the years. I feel the experience has prepared me for the job of Vice President. It has been an honor getting to know everyone and becoming good friends with all of you.
Jim Weberry from St.Mary, MO. of District 3 has agreed to take over as chairman of the fur auction committee. Jim has been a active member of the Missouri Trappers Association for a long time and cares a great deal about the Association and the auctions. I am sure he will do an excellent job and serve you well. Please refer to the fur auction report about the upcoming auctions and the new address to send applications to. Thank you Jim.
Well the 2009 Fall Rendezvous was a great success. Thank you Kenny Wells, Doren Miller and District #9 for a job well done. I hope as Vice President I will be able to do half as good a job as you did. I promise to do the best I am capable to do to serve you as Vice President of this great Association. Also, as awards chairman, I would like to congratulate Charlie Zelch for the President’s Award, Gary Bonnett for the Appreciation Award, Chris Samuels for the Jr. Trapper of the Year Award and Karl Rice for the Trapper of the Year. Congratulations guys for a job well done!
Rick Friedrich and I took the opportunity to visit District 8 on Sept. 26 in Bethany, Mo. at their trapping clinic they held. District Director Larry Liebig and Co-Director Karl Rice did an outstanding job. They ended up having 85 people register for the event. They had door prizes and had their District 8 drawing that day. It was a well planned and organized event.
Oct. 17 and 18, District 3 had a trapper education class in St. Genvieve County. There were two days of trapping and fur handling education. This was a free event for everyone who wanted to attend. There was also a drawing for door prizes. Jim Love, Jim Weberry and Charlie Brown organized the event. District 2 had a Youth Trapper Education Clinic on Saturday, Oct. 24 and 25 at the Whetstone Conservation Area in Williamsburg, Mo. The event was open for youth ages 11 to 17.
I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable trapping season and I will see you at the fur auctions.
— Robbie Page
Hi everyone. A big thank you to Kenny Wells and District 9 for putting on a real good Rondy. I think everyone had a good time. They had lots of demos and good food.
Congrats to all who were elected to fill the offices of the M.T.A. I am sure everyone will do a good job.
Well getting ready to put boat in water, to do some fall fishing and do some scouting for good places to set some traps.
— Paul Webb
FUR AUCTION REPORT
Hello Fellow Trappers,
Well, it’s time again to prepare for the Missouri Trappers Association fur auctions for the 2009 and 2010 fur season. I hope that everyone is ready for the upcoming season. Have you got all of your traps prepared and dyed? Do you have enough lure, bait and urine? Have you got your landowners permission lined up? It’s time to get prepared now, instead of waiting for trapping season to open up.
The dates for the 2010 fur auctions will be Jan. 23, 2010 and Feb. 6, 2010. Both auctions will be held in Columbia, Mo. at the Boone County Fairgrounds. The grounds are located approximately 3 miles north of I-70 on Highway 63 at the Oakland Gravel Road exit.
Applications for the auctions will be accepted starting Nov. 1, 2009. Deadline for applications for the Jan. 23 auction will be Jan. 9, 2010. Deadline for the Feb. 6, 2010 auction will be Jan. 23, 2010. Deadline for the applications must be postdated by that date. Applications are a self addressed, stamped envelope that is folded up and sent to the address below.
Also include a $10 deposit for each lot number made payable to the Missouri Trappers Association. These are used to send your lot numbers back to you. Please make sure that you include the stamp. The rules will be the same as last year. The commission will be 25 cents per pelt, including no sales. No squirrel tail, squirrel hides, deer hides or turkey feathers will be run through the auction, but can be sold to any buyer you wish in the building. Selling any fur on the grounds, other than the auction is prohibited.
Due to the cost of advertising and the current recession that we are all dealing with, you might not find our usual ad in the T&PC. Most of the people who are selling at the auctions are already members and should know about it through our meetings, the association news in the T&PC, Mountain Man Newsletter and the Missouri Trappers Association Web site. For further information on the rules, time and location, refer to our Web site at www.missouritrappersassociation.org.
It has been a pleasure serving all of you over the last several years as the Fur Auctions Chairman. I have learned a lot and got the pleasure to get to know you and become good friends with all of you. It has prepared me to be able to serve you as Vice President. I appreciate your vote, and will do everything within my power not to let you down. Your new Fur Auction Chairman will be Jim Weberry from District 3. Jim has been a member of this association for a long time and truly cares about the future of this association and its auctions. I am sure that he will serve you well and will do an outstanding job.
So this year all applications need to be sent to:
22481 State Rt. N
St.Mary, MO 63673
— Robbie Page