Nevada Trappers Association October 2012 Report

President — Joel Blakeslee (Sherri), 4905 Jackrabbit Rd, Reno, NV 89510; 775-742-1308

Vice President — John Sullivan; 702-493-8342;

Secretary/Treasurer — Judi Curran, 4170 St. Clair Rd., Fallon, NV 89406; 775- 867-2239

Fur Manager — Jim Curran, 4170 St. Clair Rd., Fallon, NV 89406; 775-867-2239


Membership Options:

• Individual membership including subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $20

• Husband & wife with subscription — $22

• Junior (under 16) with subscription — $10


Complete membership application on first page of association section and send dues to:

NTA, Secretary/Treasurer

Judi Curran

4170 St. Clair Rd.

Fallon, NV 89406


Howdy Trappers. End of summer. Thank God.

A young mans thoughts turn to romance in the spring. And us old geezers’ thoughts turn to catching them critters in the fall.

Find myself staring at ridges a lot now. And slowing down crossing washes. To get a better look. Stare at maps too. Have unfolded some so many times they fall apart.

Have a good feeling about this year. Have received much rain this summer and the desert seems to be coming alive. Found two snake close to home this week. One a rattler in the wash, and the other a gopher or bull snake inside a shed. Every snake not a rattler is called a gopher or bull snake. Have a mouse/rat problem in that shed so Mr. Snake was welcome.

Even found a road killed bobcat his week. About a two year old tom. Surprisingly nice fur for summer. Great color. Not a scratch on him that I could see. Too bad it’s summer. It was only the third road killed bobcat I have seen in my life. And I look.

Anyway, on to business: the Trapper Education Day is on Sat. Sept 15 on Mt. Charleston in Clark County. Tracy Truman snagged a great spot for us. Prospect Springs Ranch in Kyle Canyon. Complete with a pond. Much to offer for kids. Learn about trapping , regs, fur handling and free food to boot. Check the website for details and pics before and after the event.

We can expect some new regs and season changes (longer for water fur) for next season so please check the regs carefully. NDOW wants to tighten up in a few areas such as conibears and snares although it now doesn’t look like these changes will be included this season. There will probably be some new closed areas in Clark County. I haven’t seen anything in print yet. And I don’t expect anything drastic. But please check the regs to make sure.

Also several wildlife groups in S. NV have formed a coalition to promote and protect hunting, fishing, and trapping. It is called the Southern Nevada Coalition for Wildlife. This group will work very closely with the Coaltion for Nevada’s Wildlife based in Reno which has done a super job of lobbying for wildlife interests in this state for many years.

That’s all she wrote, or all I will write, for now trappers. Watch out for snakes. Hope to see ya on Sept. 15 th. And I hope not to see you all on the long line this winter. — John Sullivan

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