New Jersey Fur Harvesters November 2009 Report

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

Vice President — Dick Webber, 577 Macopin Rd., West Milford, NJ 07480; phone: 973-697-1814;  e-mail:

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

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

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

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

Membership Options:

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

Web site:


NJFH Members,

This cooler weather really got me thinking about trapping and the outdoors. The NJFH has been busy with meetings and the Decoy show. The meeting was held at Roger Gravatt’s farm and it was a nice place and easy to get to. We all thank Roger for allowing us to hold the meeting at his farm. The meeting was well attended and we took care of a lot of business. Clint Ekelman donated three beavers and two raccoons that were all tanned! We already used this fur at the Decoy show and they really helped us out. Thanks Clint!

The Decoy show was a nice day on Saturday and we talked to many people about trapping and fur. Sunday was a rainy day and we didn’t set up. I would like to thank Steve Decker and Ron Diehl for helping set up the display, which for the three of us it is getting easier every year!

The NJFH convention will be held on Nov. 1 at Atsion Lake recreation center. It starts at 9 a.m. and we wrap at 3 p.m. We have trapping and fur handling demos planned and many vendors attending so you can get all your trapping supplies. We will be raffling another stretcher board painting that looks beautiful! This year it is a painting of three raccoons in a stream and I’m sure all trappers will like this one. We will also be raffling off a Dunn knife, which all trappers can use. Be sure to attend this year’s convention because the more members and trappers that show up make the convention that much better!

Be sure to apply for your beaver/otter permit during the month of October. It will be over before you know it.

I’m sorry for the short report, but I have a million things I have to do in the next two days and I’m going away for a week.

Enjoy the cooler weather and I will see you at Atsion!

— Curt Haberman

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