President — Don Miller, Box 15, Loup City, NE 68853-0015; 308-745-0572; cell 308-440-2951
Vice President — Adam Duryea, 80406 Victoria Springs Rd, Merna, NE 68856; 308-643-0430; cell: 308-643-9178
Secretary — Stephen Vantassel, 701 S. 55th St., Lincoln, NE 68510; 402-489-1042
Treasurer — Jason Reynoldson, 2142 State Highway 14, Albion, NE 68620-5033; 402-395-6805; Cell: 402-649-3832
Legislative Representative — George Wagner, 201 Main Ave., Winnetoon, NE 68789; 402-847-3398
Public Relations Director — Jim Cronin, 47661 781 Road, Loup City, NE 68853; 308-390-4115; firstname.lastname@example.org
NTA Delegate — Wynn Hall, 221 W Otoe, Exeter, NE 68351; 402-759-1577;
FTA Delegate — Roy Greenfield, 16535 145th Rd., Amherst, NE 68812; 308-826-5155
Website — Dave Hastings, 1805 O St., Ord, NE 68862; 308-728-7780
• Individual membership including subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $25
• Individual membership without publication — $10
• Junior (14 and under) membership with publication — $16
Complete membership application on first page of association section and send dues to:
Trompke Bookkeeping and Business Services
PO Box 89, Loup City, NE 68853-0089
Hope everyone is well. I am writing this the end of February. When you receive the Trapper, it will be near the end of March or beaver/rat season.
I’ve been hearing that the latest auction went well.
For those who haven’t heard, a dog let off leash to run was caught in a snare and died in a walking hunting area near Scottsbluff/Gering. The trapper had trap tags and was legal. According to Sam Wilson, this land is privately owned, leased by Game and Parks. The only usage in the contract is walking, hunting and trapping. The newspaper said the trap was 20 feet off the walking trail and baited with meat. Sam says no walking trail and was not baited. No matter, the dog owner’s uncle stated in the Star Herald of Gering that he wanted to see no trapping on all public use areas, maybe altogether. Sam Wilson thinks that Trapping may be added to hunting on the Game and Parks entrance sign, hopefully that might be all, but it could be trouble for us.
Sam said he would be at Broken Bow for the spring meeting on April 14th. He may be able to give more information at that time along with his bobcat/otter reports.
I signed up a couple new members, which we need. The climate might be good right now to sign up new members, there seems to be some increased interest.
See you at Broken Bow on April 14th. — Don