New Hampshire Trappers Association March 2013 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

Secretary — Roger Burnham, 159 North Shore Rd., Hebron, NH 03241; 603-744-3561; nhtrapper@metrocast.net

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

 

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 NHTA Directors held a monthly meeting January 12, 2013, at the conclusion of the NHTA annual fur sale at the Belknap County Sportsmen’s Club.

The annual fundraising banquet will be held at Alan’s Restaurant in Boscawen, NH, February 23rd, 2013. 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.

The NHTA Spring Meet will be held at the Belknap County Sportsmen’s Club in Gilford. The date of the meet was moved to Sunday the 21st, to avoid conflict with NH Fish and Game’s “Discover Wild NH Day” which is scheduled for April 20th, 2013. NHTA will have the trapper’s cabin at that event and directors on hand to speak with patrons. This is a great event to interact directly with the public.

NHTA Directors voted to have green front-zip fleece jackets made up with the association’s logo on the front. They are available for $45 to non-members, $40 for members and $32 for directors. They will be available at the Banquet and the Spring Meet.

The directors have voted to add an additional scholarship in the name of our recently departed trapper Ray Russell. Ray left the association a monetary gift in his will. The new scholarship will be for association members or direct family of a member in the amount of $500 annually ($250 per semester). The Sinclair Grant will continue as a grant available to any person pursing a degree in a wildlife-related field and maintains a 3.0 grade point average.

The association is still collecting fisher skin donations from members and other sportsmen to continue our commitment to the Miss NH Pageant. Each year we present a fur jacket to the newly crowned Miss NH.

The Association agreed to support our friends at NH Wildlife Federation by purchasing three banquet tickets and voting to donate a coyote pelt to their auction.

For those of you on-line, our new Membership and Web Director, Kathy Denutte, has been doing a great job updating the NHTA website and posting dates and reminders on Facebook. Thank you Kathy!

The results of the January 12th, NHTA Annual Fur Sale:

Beaver: 70 sold, avg.: $22.59

Otter: 7 sold, avg.: $59.43

Mink: 5 sold, avg.: $16.00

Muskrats: 58 sold, avg.: $9.13

Raccoon: 23 sold, avg.: $8.26

Red Fox: 10 sold, avg.: $37.00

Grey Fox: 11 sold, avg.: $33.82

Fisher: 8 sold, avg.: $72.50

Coyote: 9 sold, avg.: $22.22

Weasels: 4 sold, avg.: $3.00

Skunk: 1 old, avg.: $3.00

Best to all. — Paul DeBow, Grafton County Director

 

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