New Hampshire Trappers Association February 2014 Report

http://www.nhtassoc.org

 

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; nhtrapper@metrocast.net

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

 

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

 

REPORT

The January 2014 monthly director’s meeting will not be held on the first Tuesday this month, it will be held at the conclusion of the fur sale on, Saturday, January 18th at the Belknap County Sportsmen’s Club.

NHTA President Jack Yazinski brought pizza and salads to the December 3rd director’s meeting and National Wildlife Federation representative and old friend Eric Orff picked up the tab. Eric was on hand to inform the association about the current effort by NWF to alert our senators and representatives about the effect of global warming on our native furbearers here in NH. Members were asked to sign a postcard supporting additional efforts to reduce carbon emissions and acid rain.

The annual NH Trappers Association Fur Sale will be held Saturday, January 18th, 2014. The fur sale will be held this year again at the Belknap County Sportsmen’s Club in Gilford on Lilly Pond Rd (Rt11C). Doors open at 7 am. The auctioneer will receive lots as they come in and separate them into a few groups so the buyers will have a chance to view each individual lot. The early lots will be auctioned at 9 am and lots arriving later will be viewed and auctioned in a second round. We hope to have them all offered and cleaned up by noon. Don’t be late! There is a 4% fee for members and a 10% fee for non-members selling furs. This fee will be waived if a fisher skin is donated. If you choose to not sell your fur, there is no fee. Our membership director will be on hand if you would like to join the day of the event and save yourself the 6% difference.

Fisher season runs through December 31st here in NH; please keep the association in mind, as we are in need of about 30 donated fisher skins each year to keep our commitment to provide a jacket to the newly crowned Miss NH.

NHTA will take part again this year in the Farm & Forest Expo in Manchester, NH, at the Radisson (“Center of NH”) February 7th and 8th 2014. This year the association will try again to assemble a beaver dam/lodge replica as an exhibit. Director Brian Denutte has offered to coordinate this event (603-267-6947). Volunteers are needed to assist in the assembly, disassembly, and to man the booth.

The annual fundraising banquet will be held at Alan’s Restaurant in Boscawen, NH, February 22nd, 2014. Doors will open at 5pm for a social hour and the meal will be ready at 6 pm. We are asking for donations for auction items. Vice President Larry Torr has taken the lead again this year. You can leave a message for him at 603-742-7554 or you can speak with any director about items for donation or if you would like to assist with the events of the evening.

Best to all, and Happy New Year! — Paul DeBow, Grafton County Director

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