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
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Sorry I didn’t get a report in last month’s issue. The NTA Convention must have had something to do with that.
I’m looking forward to the MTA Annual Rendezvous, Sept. 16-17 at Chillicothe. I know Robbie, Larry and Karl have a lot of activities planned. There are a lot of camping sites and motels there we can use. If you have questions, call one of these guys to help.
We also have several clinics scheduled across the state. If you would like to help with one of these clinics or come as a student, please call these folks.
9/10/11 District 6, Show Me Auction Barn, Versailles, Jim Homan 573-378-9005
9/10/11 District 4, Cable Restraint Class, MDC 573-290-5730 register by 9/2
9/15/11 Kirksville Cable Restraint Class, MDC
9/22/11 Cable Restraint Class, Sedalia, MDC 660-530-5500 register by 9/16
9/22/11 Cable Restraint Class, Richmond, MDC
10/1/11 District 5, Talbot Conservation Area, Andy Barnes 417-461-4586
10/8-9/11 District 1, Atlanta, Jennifer Pantry 660-341-1945
10/15-16/11 District 7, Swan Lake, Keith Donaldson 660-527-9379
10/22-23/11 District 2, Matt Spurgeon 573-864-3559 or Tom Westhoff 573-929-3632
10/23-23/11 District 3, Clay McDaniel 573-368-7564
Thanks again for all the help you guys do.
— Doren Miller
VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT
I hope everyone is having a safe and enjoyable summer. I know it’s sure been hot here in Central Missouri. At the time of this writing the National Trappers Association Convention is now over in Columbia. My hat goes off to Rick Friedrich for a job well done for his hard work and dedication in coordinating the event. A lot of planning and hard work goes into putting on one of these conventions. This experience is nothing new to Rick.
He coordinated the first one back in 1998, again in 2004, and again this year in 2011. A big thank you is also in order to all of those who volunteered their time and some of their own money in helping Rick pull off this event. The names of all the people who volunteered are too many to mention. So out of fear to forget mention anyone, you know who you are, and we know who you are. So again, thank you.
Karl Rice and District 8 has pretty much everything in order for the upcoming MTA Fall Rendezvous. This years Fall Rendezvous will be held in Chillicothe, Missouri at Jenkins Center on September 16, 17, and 18th. The Jenkins Center is located on Highway 190, one mile west of US Highway 65. Be sure check out the Mountain Man Newsletter and the MTA website at www.missouritrappersassociation.org for the tentative schedule of all of the events. For information or questions, call Karl Rice at (660) 646-6607 or me at (660) 888-2369.
There will be several trapping clinics held all over the state this fall. Make sure to take the time to attend one of these clinics and bring some youngsters along. Most of these clinics are two day events which covers all aspects of trapping and running an actual running trapline. District 1 will be having a Trapping Clinic at the Atlanta Conservation Area in Atlanta, Missouri on October 8th and 9th.
For more information, contact Jennifer Pantry at (660) 341-1945. District 2 will be having a clinic on October 22nd and 23rd at the Whetstone Creek Conservation Area in Williamsburg, Missouri. Call Matt Spurgeon at (573) 864-3559 for more information. District 3 will be having a Beginners Trapping Clinic near Bland, Missouri at the Prairie Star Restoration Farm on October 22nd and 23rd. Contact Clay McDaniel at (573) 368-7564.
On October 1st, at the Robert Talbot Conservation Area, District 5 will have a clinic in Lawrence County. Contact Andy Barnes for information at (417) 895-4586. District 6 Trapping Clinic will be held in Versailles, Missouri September 10th on Route E. Contact Jim Holeman at (573) 378-9005. District 7 will have their clinic again this year at the Swan Lake Wildlife Refuge in Sumner, Missouri on October 15th and 16th. Contact Keith Donaldson for information at (660) 527-9379. District 8 will have their clinic in conjunction with the 2011 Fall Rendezvous in Chillicothe on September 17th from 10:00am until 12:00. For more information, contact Karl Rice at (660) 646-6607 or myself at (660) 888-2369. These are all of the clinics that I know of at this time.
You can keep updated by looking into the Conservationist Magazine, the Trapper and Predator Caller, or the MTA website at www.missouritrappersassociaion.org. I look forward to seeing you at the clinics and the Fall Rendezvous. Enjoy the rest of your summer.
— Robbie Page