New Hampshire Trappers Association August 2012 Report

http://www.nhtassoc.org

President — Larry Torr, 75 Polly Ann MHC Gerrish Rd Dover, NH 03820 603-742-7554

Vice President — Jack Yazinski, 403 Bible Hill Road, Claremont, NH 03743; 603-542-3367

Membership Director — Roger Burnham, 159 North Shore Rd., Hebron, NH 03241; 603-744-3561;
nhtrapper@metrocast.net

Clerk – Bill Anderson, Box 114, South Springfield, NH 03284; 603-763-5548

Treasurer — Mike Kazak, 72 Riverview Dr., Charlestown, NH 03603; 603-826-3959

Education Director — Mike Morrison, 49 Laura Lane, Keene, NH 03431; 603-209-3823

NTA Director — Vacant

NH Fish & Game Liasion — Fred Shepard, P.O. Box 23, Deerfield, NH 03037; 603-463-7473

 

Membership Options:

• Individual membership including subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $24

• Family with subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $30

• Junior (under 16) with subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $12

• Lifetime membership with subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $300

• Life (over 65) — $100

• Life (over 75) — Free w/previous continuous three membership

• The NHTA requires a Mission Statement for all new members to be signed and dated. The Mission Statement is on the application. Please send a letter, call or e-mail requesting a membership application to Roger Burnham address below.

 

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

NHTA Secretary/Membership Director

Roger Burnham

159 N. Shore Rd., Hebron, NH 03241

 

REPORT

The New Hampshire Trappers Association held a monthly director’s meeting at 7pm on June 5th, 2012, at the big Boscawen church at the junction of routes 4&3.

Vice president Jack Yazinski provided an update on the progress of the 501C application. The association hired a lawyer to process the detailed and complicated IRS form. We have been approved by the federal government and now have a tax-payer identification number to provide to those whom we solicit donations. Thank you Jack. This is a great boost for our team in that we can ask for donations from larger companies when looking for items for our fund-raising auctions.

Director Peter Laughlin has volunteered and was voted in as our new National Trappers Association (NTA) Director.

Peter and Jack will join NH Fish and Game liaison Fred Shepard on a little committee to review the trapping seasons and related regulations pertaining to river otter in other New England states. The association is interested in making suggestions to the NH Fish and Game Department regarding the season limit.

The association voted to sponsor two children to attend the Camp Barry summer camp in Berlin, NH. Belknap county director Brian Denutte helped locate these two children from his ties to the Belknap County Sportsmen’s Association.

The association received a thank-you letter from the NH Wildlife Federation for our donation that helped support their program.

The association voted to send donations to the National Trappers Association ($500), Fur Takers of America ($500) and The Sportsmen’s Alliance ($1,000).

President Larry Torr has mailed out the fisher skins (21) that were donated to NHTA by its members and trapping friends for next year’s fur jacket that is donated annually to Miss NH. Larry attended this years Miss NH event and presented the jacket to the newly crowned Megan Layman of Gilford.

Rockingham County Director Steve Schlangen has tickets for the ten-gun fall raffle printed and ready for distribution to directors. Contact a director if you would like some to buy or some to sell for the association. Steve can be reached at: 603-895-0686.

Membership Director Roger Burnham announced that there are now some options on the renewal form that comes in the mail for the Trapper & Predator Caller. The form will now allow for the selection of one, two or three year memberships.

Planning for this year’s fall meet is now in full swing. Last year’s meet was a success only because of the dedication and commitment of the association’s members, directors and a few other invaluable volunteers. This year we are looking for a pig roaster that is available and affordable. We are looking for businesses to sponsor our “Ad Book” which is available to all event attendees.

It does not seem long after the fourth of July each year that the early maples start turning red and the geese begin staging for their fall trip. Make time to prepare your traps while it’s still warm!!!

Best to all. — Paul DeBow, Grafton County Director

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