President — Jack Yazinski, 403 Bible Hill Road, Claremont, NH 03743; 603-542-3367
Vice President — Larry Torr, 75 Polly Ann MHC Gerrish Rd Dover, NH 03820 603-742-7554
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 Director — Peter Laughlin, 7 Birch Lane, Pelham, NH 03076
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
• 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 Secretary/Membership/Web Director
Kathy and Brian Denutte
9 Badger Glen Dr.
Belmont, N.H. 03220
The New Hampshire Trappers Association held a monthly meeting October 22nd, 2013.
Reviewing the fall rendezvous, the association agreed that the one-day format was certainly a success. We weighed the pros and cons and agreed that we would lean towards continuing the event in one day. We will look into offering more demonstrations, some to run concurrently, to reduce crowding at each site.
A date and location has been chosen for the annual NHTA Fur Sale: January 18th, 2014 at the Belknap County Sportsmen’s Club on Lily Pond Rd in Gilford, NH. Gates will be opened at 7 am and the first lot offered at 8 am. We hope to see you there. A 4% fee is charged to members and 10% to non-members. A fee will not be charged if you withdraw your fur. You may also join the association the day of the auction. Individuals donating a fisher skin(s) will not be charged a fee.
NHTA will have a booth this year at the NH Farm and Forest Exposition February 7th & 8th, 2014 at the Center of NH in Manchester. Director Brian Denutte has volunteered to chair that committee.
We are in need of volunteers to assist with the annual banquet and donations for the auctions. We look forward to hearing from you! The next banquet is scheduled for the 22nd of February 2014 at Alan’s Restaurant in Boscawen, NH. Tickets are likely to be around $35. Happy hour starts at 5 pm and the meal will be at 7 pm. There will be a few guns available for silent or live auction and many other interesting items. Vice president Larry Torr will again organize the banquet. He can be contacted at 603-742-7554.
The association voted to make donations to the National Trappers Association ($500), Fur Takers of America ($500) and US Sportsmen’s Alliance ($1,000). We will also voted to renew our affiliation with the NH Wildlife Federation.
Rockingham County director Steve Schlangen informed the association of the passing of his friend and trapping supporter Chris Jacobson. A donation of $500 was made to NHTA in his memory from JCR Corp.
NTA Director Peter Laughlin is our newest addition to the NHTA Lifetime Member list.
A reminder that the association is asking for fisher donations for our continuing commitment to the Miss NH Pageant program to provide a fur jacket annually to each newly crowned Miss NH. Pelt donations of other skins are also appreciated.
A correction from last month: Jim Hawkins will still be an active Merrimack County Director.
The directors have decided to have pizza and salad at the December 3rd, 2013 monthly directors meeting. If you are interested in becoming a director, please join us! Contact Jack Yazinski at 603-542-3367.
Best to all. — Paul DeBow, Grafton County Director