New Jersey Fur Harvesters December 2011 Report

President — Curt Haberman, 500 Pennsylvania Ave., Somers Point, NJ 08244; phone: 609-927-5773; e-mail: mudtrapper@yahoo.com

Vice President — Fred Stine, 149 Winding Brook Ln., Califon, NJ 07830; phone: 908-832-6998

Secretary — Jay Mounier, 1765 Dutch Mill Rd., Franklinville, NJ 08322-2122; phone: 856-697-1007; e-mail: jemounier@juno.com

Treasurer — Steve Decker, P.O. Box 197, Netcong, NJ 07857; phone: 973-448-0145; e-mail: trapworld2000@yahoo.com

Membership Officer — Ron Diehl, 852 Berkeley Ave., Beechwood, NJ 08722; phone: 908-783-3090; e-mail: trapperron2003@yahoo.com

NTA Director — Fred Stine, 149 Winding Brook Ln., Califon, NJ 07830; phone: 908-832-6998

Membership Options:

• Individual membership including subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $25.00
• Family membership with subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $30.00
• Junior membership with subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $18.00
• Senior membership with subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $18.00

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

NJFH, Membership Officer
Ron Diehl
852 Berkeley Ave., Beechwood, NJ 08722

 

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

Hi everyone, I hope all is well. As you are reading this the season is in full swing. I hope you all put in an application in for your beaver and otter permits, during October, because that will be here before you know it. You also should have gotten all your supplies. If there is anything you need, give me a call and I will help you get what you need.

Remember, try to hold off as long as possible on trapping stuff that is still blue and wait till it primes up so you get the most for your pelts. The other thing we are still working on is our NJFH cook book. If you have a recipe you would like to share please e-mail or write it out and send it to me. If you make this dish take a picture of it so we could put it on the page. If you know any one who would like to sponsor a recipe and have their information on the page let me know, it could be personal or business sponsor.

I went up to the last class for trappers Ed this year up in Hackestown and we had a good class, another 29 students. (Although the weather didn’t really corporate.) That is the first time I have had a trappers Ed class in the snow, which was interesting in itself. All in all we put threw about 170 students this year with 5 classes, and its nice to see younger kids and women getting involved more.

Now to clear up a misconception that was brought to my attention, when I put on the tee shirt, hat and ID badge to teach a trappers Ed class, I am a licensed trapper who volunteers for the NJDF&W and not as the President of the NJFH, I feel that it is a conflict of interest and I separate the two. When the class is over and the students have received their certificates, Then, I will promote the NJFH, NJTA, NTA, FTA, local dealers and help anyone I can as the president of the NJFH! OK?

So, for all the people who run into a problem while trapping or just a mental block on trying to catch some thing, don’t give up, call one of the officers or go on the web site and ask for help!!! That’s what we are here for. The new web site is up and running so visit it and then give your input, if we need to make changes we can. njfurharvesters.com

This is your organization be active. Any questions send me a msg or give me a call. Be safe and take someone new to trapping out on the line with you. Ron

P.S.: Tip: If you are water trapping, most of you have a cell phone. Keep it in a waterproof container while trapping this way if you get a little wet you won’t ruin your phone, and if you’re wet and cold a dry phone could save your life. — Ron Diehl

 

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