President — Larry Torr, 75 Polly Ann MHC Gerrish Rd Dover, NH 03820 603-742-7554
Vice President — Dwight Pennell, P.O. Box 136, Center Tuftonboro, NH 03816; phone: 603-539-7954
Membership Director — Roger Burnham, 159 North Shore Rd., Hebron, NH 03241; phone: 603-744-3561; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
The NHTA directors met for monthly meetings January 22 and February 1, 2011.
Not too much on the agenda for the winter months. The Assoc. voted to purchase tickets to the NH Wildlife Federation annual dinner, scheduled for April 2nd this year.
The Assoc. was late this year in getting organized for the Farm and Forest show. Maybe next year we will make it there with our booth. We will be setting up our display at the Discover Wild NH Day again this spring at the NH Fish and Game Headquarters. April 30th this year. This is a great event for us to participate in as it is heavily attended by a broad spectrum of the public.
The NHTA Spring Meeting will be held April 24th. We are planning on having it at the Belknap County Sportsman’s Club in Gilford. Those plans are being finalized – stay tuned.
The UNH/NHF&G Dept. bobcat trapping study has moved east to the area just north and east of the concord area. To date four cats have been captured by NH trappers and handled by the college students and state biologists. Some or most of the cats will be fitted with a radio collar for tracking. We will keep an eye on the progress of this study.
The results of the NHTA January 22, 2011 Fur Auction:
There were a total of ten lots offered.
Listed by Fur, #Sold and Avg.
Muskrat — 104, $6.30
Raccoon — 16, $9.13
Mink — 37, $11.49
Red Fox — 10, $18.40
Gray Fox — 2, $15.50
Beaver — 61, $19.41
Coyote — 3, $13.33
Otter — 14, $41.36
Fisher — 7, $39.43
Best to all.
— Paul DeBow