New Jersey Trappers Association February 2013 Report

President — Tom Mulea, Oxford, NJ; 908-453-2922

Vice President — Rick Moore, Ewing, NJ; 609-882-5848

Treasurer — Bill Guiles, Belvidere, NJ; 908-453-3536

Field & Ed — Jay Staudt, Stockton, NJ; 609-773-0470

 

Membership Options:

• Individual membership including subscription to T&PC — $25

• Junior membership with subscription to T&PC — $20

• Senior (65 & over) with subscription to T&PC — $20

• Lifetime membership with subscription to T&PC — $325

• Senior lifetime with subscription to T&PC — $175

 

Complete membership application on first page of

association section and send dues to:

Memberships

NJTA, Box 115, Newfoundland, NJ 07435

 

REPORT

I hope everyone had a great holiday. Now that the beaver season is open, I hope you are being very careful. The big traps ,ice, and all the other things that make up beaver trapping also make for a dangerous sport. There were over 375 people applying for beaver permits again this year. With only 200 permits to go around that is not a good thing. Then when the over the counter sales start ,things go crazy. Add to the mix the fact that even if you have a permit ,you still are able to apply for a second permit. This is not a good thing. In my opinion, if you have a permit, and someone else does not, you should not be able to apply for a second permit. That would only be fair. But that is something to look at next year.

Lately, I have been looking at some of the pictures sportsmen have been posting online. “What are they thinking about!” Other sportspeople are not the only ones looking at what is posted, the anti hunting groups are eating this up. They will be using everything we show or post against us. While a picture may not offend a hunter or trapper, it disgusts a nonhunter. USE YOUR HEAD! Do not add to their ammo to be used against us . THINK BEFORE YOU POST!

Remember our fur sale will be Mar 23& 24 this year. As allways we will accept fur on Sat, and sell on Sun. Since there is no furbuyers licence needed to buy at this sale, it is a good place to pickup the extra hides you need for that jacket for someone special. Or for the perfect wallhanger for next to the deerhead in your den. Excuse me,” mancave”. I am so out of touch.

That is enough for now. Remember, be safe, have fun, and take a kid with you. They are our futuer. — Jim

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