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
Secretary — Roger Burnham, 159 North Shore Rd., Hebron, NH 03241; 603-744-3561;
Membership Director — Kathy Denutte, 9 Badger Glen Dr., Belmont, N.H. 03220
Clerk – Bill Anderson, Box 114, South Springfield, NH 03284; 603-763-5548
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
NH Fish & Game Liasion — Fred Shepard, P.O. Box 23, Deerfield, NH 03037; 603-463-7473
• 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
9 Badger Glen Dr.
Belmont, N.H. 03220
The New Hampshire Trappers Association held monthly director’s meetings March 5th and April 21st, 2013. The April meeting was held at the conclusion of the Spring Meet.
The Association was pleased to have a good turn out at the Spring Meet held at the Belknap County Sportsmen’s Club in Gilford, NH. It was nice to see some new faces.
Bailey’s Trapping Supplies brought traps and gear for sale.
NHTA president Jack Yazinski demonstrated coyote dirt hole and flat sets with a few variations. NHTA secretary Roger Burnham demonstrated rough beaver skinning, including harvesting the castor gland and back straps. NHTA treasurer Mike Kazak demonstrated canine bait preparation.
During the business meeting there was discussion about the proposed changes to trapping laws that NH Fish and Game will likely implement this fall regarding trap placement near bait piles and the size of bait allowed at individual sets. These changes will be in addition to the new regulations pertaining to traps set in “Lynx” zones. Be sure to read your 2013-2014 trapping regulations closely this fall!
The NHTA Annual Fall meeting will be held this year in a one-day event. Saturday September 21st, 2013 at the Owl Brook Hunter/Trapper Education Center. Mark it on your calendar and please inquire about instructing a trapping or calling demonstration or assisting in meal preparation and clean up. Thank you!
The two college scholarships offered by the association will have annual deadlines of April 1st. This year, however, the deadline for applicants will be extended to July 1st. Details can be found on the NHTA Website.
Association directors were present with the trapper’s cabin at the annual “Discover Wild NH Day” at the NH Fish and Game headquarters in Concord April 20th, 2013. This event was heavily attended and the directors were busy informing, educating and exchanging stories with attendees young and old. A big thank-you to Belknap County director Brian Denutte for setting up and transporting the mounts and tables to and from the event, as well as spending the day at the booth.
NH Fish and Game’s Owl Brook Hunter/Trapper Education Center, in Holderness, NH, is having an open house June 1st, 2013. A few NHTA directors have volunteered to be on hand at the trapper’s cabin to interact with patrons.
The association has voted to sponsor two children for a week each to attend the Camp Barry Summer Camp. This camp offers hands-on experiences for children campers in the great outdoors.
NHTA director Steve Schlangen has the gun raffle tickets available and has distributed most of them to directors to peddle. Ask around for some to buy or sell or call Steve directly at 603-895-0686.
Best to all. — Paul DeBow, Grafton County Director