President — Doren Miller, 26500 Pike 244, Clarksville, MO 63336; phone: 573-242-3319
Vice President — Robbie Page, 108 McCulley Street, New Franklin, MO 65274; phone: 660-888-2369; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary — Charlie Brown, 7130 Drury Lane, Maplewood, MO 63143; phone: 314-644-1364; e-mail: charliet1961@SBCGlobal.net
Treasurer — Paul Webb, 124 Mooreview Dr., Gravois Mills, MO 65037; phone: 573-374-2768
Conservation Director — Rick Friedrich, 11504 Hawk Hill Lane, Booneville, MO 65233; phone: 660-621-2131
NTA Director — Ron Pantry, Rt. 1 Box 84, Lancaster, MO 63548; phone: 660-457-2192
FTA Director — Henry A. Wendt, P.O. Box 123, Couch, MO 65690; phone: 417-938-4519
• Individual membership including subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $25
• Lifetime membership with subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $365
Complete membership application on first page of association section and send dues to:
Charlie Brown, 7130 Drury Lane, Maplewood, MO
63143; phone: 314-644-1364; e-mail: charliet1961@SBCGlobal.net
It’s about that time. Do you have everything ready? Do you have all your permissions asked? Springs on, and all traps dyed? Extra tags and bait? Are we ready?
It’s been a long hot summer that is already gone. Seems there are not enough hours in the day.
When I look back at the things, I think about all the help you guys gave. The Spring meeting in March, the National in the hottest part of the summer!, the Fall Rendezvous, and now all the clinics across our great state. I can’t thank you folks enough for what you do and have done.
It’s interesting how some folks never see the gratification from volunteering.
Every season is different. I’m sure this one will bring new and exciting changes. Above all, be careful and have fun.
— Doren Miller
VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT
Well, trapping season is finally just around the corner. Now is the time to get all your gear ready to go. Getting all of your supplies should have been convenient this year since we had the national convention in Columbia and still our Fall Rendezvous in Chilicothe. Despite of the NTA convention, the rainy weather, and Iowa having their convention the same weekend, our annual Fall Rendezvous was a successful one with about 600 people who attended. A big thank you is in order for Karl Rice and District 8 for a job well done. For those who didn’t make it, you missed out on a great convention.
The next association event will be the MTA Fur Auctions. Make sure to send in for a lot number. The fur prices seem to be looking pretty favorable. Be sure to read Jim Weberrys Fur Auction Report and fur auction ad for more information. For additional information you can go online at www.missouritrappersassociation.org. See you all at the auctions.
— Robbie Page
FUR AUCTION REPORT
The dates for the 2012 fur auctions will be January 28th and February 11th. Auctions will be held in Columbia, Missouri at the Boone County Fairgrounds. The auctions will inside the front of the building. 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 November 1, 2011. Deadlines for applications are January 14th for the January 28th sale and January 28th for the February 11th sale. Applications are a self addressed stamped envelope that is folded up and sent to the address below. Also include a $10.00 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 may be sold to any buyer you wish in the building. Selling any fur on the grounds, other than the auction is prohibited.
So this year all applications need to be sent to:
22481 State Rt. N
St.Mary, MO 63673
— Robbie Page