New Hampshire Trappers Association January 2015 Report

http://www.nhtassoc.org

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;
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/FTA Director — Gene Dabrowski P.O. Box 3 Georges Mills, NH 03751, 603-387-0697, gened912@gmail.com

Fish & Game Committee Member — Ethan Yazinski 403 Bible Hill Rd, Claremont, NH 03743, 603-542-3367

Fish & Game Committee Member — Dan Teague 69 Colburn Rd, New Boston, NH 03070, 603-487-2330

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

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

The NH Trappers Association does not meet during the month of November, so there is little news ahead of the December meeting. Hopefully you have all had an opportunity to get out into the field and bring some fur back to the shed. This November has been a challenge with the roller coaster rain-then-freeze cycle that makes land trapping so frustrating.

The January 2015 monthly director’s meeting is scheduled for the first Tuesday in January (6th), the February meeting, however, will be held at the conclusion of the NHTA Fur Sale January 31st, at the Belknap County Sportsmen’s club. Mark your calendar to hang around after the fur sale and don’t worry about coming out the first Tuesday in February.

The annual NH Trappers Association Fur Sale will be held Saturday, January 31st, 2015. 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 or gray fox 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.

This year the association has chosen to offer a gray fox jacket with fisher trim to the next newly crowned Miss NH. This project will require about 30 donated gray fox and a few fisher skins. Please keep the association in mind when you are setting traps. Thank you.

NHTA will take part again this year in the Farm & Forest Expo in Manchester, NH, at the Radisson (“Center of NH”) February 6th and 7th 2015. Directors are needed on the 5th to set up the display. 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 fund-raising banquet will be held at Alan’s Restaurant in Boscawen, NH, February 21st, 2015. Doors will open at 5 p.m. for a social hour and the meal will be ready at 6 p.m. 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 603-842-5311 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. — Paul DeBow, Grafton County Director

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