New Hampshire Trappers Association December 2009 Report

President — Dwight Pennell, P.O. Box 136, Center Tuftonboro, NH 03816; phone: 603-539-7954

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

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

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

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

Education Director — Mike Morrison, 737 Old Homestead Highway, Swanzey, NH 03446; phone: 603-352-8468

NTA Director — Steve Bennett 16 Spruce Cove Rd Northwood, NH 03234 (603) 496-4353

Legislative Director — Scott Borthwick, P.O. Box 81, Canaan, NH 03741; phone: 603-523-9284

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

Membership Options:

• Individual membership including subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $24
• Family with subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $30
• Junior (under 16) with subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $12
• Lifetime membership with subscription to The 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
E-mail: NHTrappers@aol.com
http://www.nhtassoc.org

ASSOCIATION REPORT

The NHTA met on Oct. 6 for a monthly director’s meeting. All members are welcome to attend this meeting, which is held in Boscawen in the basement of the big church at the intersection of Routes 3 and 4. The meeting is held the first Tuesday of each month, except November. There is not a monthly meeting in November.

Director Steve Bennett is still working out the details for the next annual fundraiser banquet. It will be held in Concord again this year in February. Tickets will be available through directors by December. If you have an auction item to donate or would like to volunteer to assist or just want to thank Steve for his outstanding effort, he can be reached at 603-736-8096.

The Annual NHTA Fur Sale will be held this year on Jan. 16, 2009, in the town of Springfield. Clerk Bill Anderson is looking into securing the fire station or town hall. Doors always open at 7 in the morning. A vendor will be available for coffee and doughnuts. Deer hides are not to be brought indoors. Furs to be shipped will be accepted by dealers after the completion of the auction. The Association will collect donation of fisher skins for the coat that is donated to the Miss NH Pageant winner. Any other fur donations will be accepted for fundraisers/education kits.

The NH Fish and Game Department and the University of NH have combined funds to support a four-year doctoral study on the bobcat population in NH. The study will begin this November and will focus on the Keene/Monadanock region. The Association is quite interested in this study and has offered its support to both agencies.

Let’s keep our fingers crossed for great trapping conditions and good luck to all of you.

Best to all.

— Paul DeBow

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