New Hampshire Trappers Association August 2014 Report


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

Vice President — Larry Torr, 41 Moharimet Dr. Madbury, NH 03823, 603-842-5311

General Organizer — Roger Burnham, 159 North Shore Rd., Hebron, NH 03241; 603-744-3561;

Secretary/Membership/Web Director — Kathy and Brian Denutte, 9 Badger Glen Dr., Belmont, N.H. 03220

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/FTA Director — Gene Dabrowski P.O. Box 3 Georges Mills, NH 03751, 603-387-0697,

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

Fish & Game Committee Member — Dwight Pennell, P.O. Box 136 Center Tuftonboro, NH 03816; 603-539-7954

Fish & Game Committee Member — Roger Burnham, 159 North Shore Road, Hebron, NH 03241, 603-744-3561


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 Kathy Denutte at the address below.


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

NHTA Membership Director

Kathy Denutte

9 Badger Glen Dr.

Belmont, N.H. 03220



The NH Trappers Association held a monthly director’s meeting June 3rd, 2014. Fred Shepard recapped the battle and the end result of NH Senate House Bill 1579. The state has set tougher penalties for death or injury of a pet by an illegally set trap. We survived another tough and lengthy battle to keep the use of steel traps legal in the Granite state. The association gave Fred a round of applause for his commitment and dedication.

Fred announced that he would be stepping down from the position of Fish and Game Liaison. President Jack Yazinski asked Ethan Yazinski and Dan Teague to work as our new Fish and Game contact team.

The NHTA Annual Fall meeting will be held this year again in a one-day event. Saturday September 20st, 2014 at the Owl Brook Hunter/Trapper Education Center in Holderness, NH. We have a tentative outline of events but are interested in adding demonstrations from experienced trappers on all topics related to trapping and handling fur. Please contact a director to volunteer. And we will be looking for donated items for our country auction. Thank you! The gun raffle tickets have been circulated to directors, so ask around to grab a few. There are only 1,500 tickets for sale for a chance at ten guns.

The directors have been discussing the fur jackets that we donate annually to the newly crowned Miss NH. We have struggled the last few years to gather enough donations of fisher hides to meet our goal. Directors Dwight and Bonnie Pennell were generous enough this year to buy the additional skins. We cannot, however, continue to make a jacket each year with so few donations. This year we are researching a gray fox stroller. Please keep the association in mind this fall when you make plans to trap. We are still on the fence so stay tuned. Thank you.

In addition to the nine fisher purchased by Dwight and Bonnie, the following individuals donated a fisher for the 2013 – 2014 fur jacket: Mike Kazak, Dwight Pennell, Paul DeBow, Dan Kokas (2), Bill Bailey, Jamie Corriveau, Ruben Parker, Craig Williams, Roger Burnham, Paul Phelps, Dave Comeau, Jack Yazinski and Dan Dockham. “Thank you” to all of you.

I hope you all find some time this summer to scout some new areas to trap and make some new landowner friends. Don’t blink; the days are already getting shorter! — Paul DeBow, Grafton County Director


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