New Hampshire Trappers Association October 2012 Report

http://www.nhtassoc.org

 

President — Larry Torr, 75 Polly Ann MHC Gerrish Rd Dover, NH 03820 603-742-7554

Vice President — Jack Yazinski, 403 Bible Hill Road, Claremont, NH 03743; 603-542-3367

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

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 — Vacant

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 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 Roger Burnham address below.

Complete membership application on first page of association section and send dues to:

NHTA Secretary/Membership Director

Roger Burnham

159 N. Shore Rd., Hebron, NH 03241

 

REPORT

The New Hampshire Trappers Association will hold its annual two-day fall meeting September 15 and 16, 2012 this year at the Owl Brook Hunter/Trapper Education Center in Holderness, NH. This publication may be delivered to you just prior or after the event. Either way we hope you were able to attend and enjoyed the demos and got lucky with the gun raffle.

The Assoc. held a monthly directors meeting August 7, 2012. President Larry Torr has asked, on behalf of the association, for a donation of a nice winter fox to replace our sad red fox mount. Director Brian Denutte organized the trailer of mounts and reported that the red fox is on its last leg. There are other mounts that are in failing condition, we will try to replace one a year until we are caught up.

The association received three thank-you letters: the NTA received our donation of $500, FTA our donation of $500 and the US Sportsmens Alliance our donation of $1,000. Each year NHTA tries to support groups that have similar goals as our own.

The Frank Sinclair grant committee met during our August meeting coffee break to discuss our dilemma of having two college students who applied for the $500 annual scholarship and neither of who meet all the criteria. We typically give out only one scholarship per year to a student with a B average who is enrolled in a wildlife related field, but gave out two last year as we had two deserving applicants following a several year span of not having any applicants. The committee suggested and the directors voted to award both applicants this year as a one-time offering and to consider changing the grant in the future to include an award for a B student that is related to an active director, regardless of the field of study.

The next two events the association will be planning are the winter fur auction and the banquet. We are in need of high energy volunteers to assist with this years banquet. We look forward to hearing from you!

Best to all. — Paul DeBow, Grafton County Director

 

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