New Hampshire Trappers Association February 2009 Report

President — Dwight Pennell, P.O. Box 136, Center Tuftonboro, NH 03816; phone: 603-539-7954

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

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

Clerk – Bill Anderson, Box 114, South Springfield, NH 03284; phone: 603-763-5548

Treasurer — Mike Kazak, 72 Riverview Dr., Charlestown, NH 03603; phone: 603-826-3959

Education Director — Mike Morrison, 49 Laura Ln. Keene, NH 03431; phone: 603-352-8468

NTA Director — Steve Bennett 16 Spruce Cove Rd. Northwood, NH 03234 (603) 496-4353

Legislative Director — Scott Borthwick, P.O. Box 81, Canaan, NH 03741; phone: 603-523-9284

NH Fish & Game Liasion — Fred Shepard, P.O. Box 23, Deerfield, NH 03037; phone: 603-463-7473

Membership Options:
• Individual membership including subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $24
• Family with subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $30
• Junior (under 16) with subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $12
• Lifetime membership with subscription to The 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
E-mail: NHTrappers@aol.com
http://www.nhtassoc.org

GRAFTON COUNTY REPORT

The annual banquet will be held in Concord at the Cat & Fiddle Restaurant Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009. There will be door prizes, silent auctions and raffles. Social hour begins at 5 p.m. and the buffet begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $30 each and are available through county directors.

This year there are only 100 tickets available. The auction and raffles are in need of items so contributions will be greatly appreciated. You may contact Steve Bennett at 603-496-4353 to donate bid items or purchase tickets. Steve has agreed to handle this event once again this year. To show our gratitude for this sizable commitment, the association is asking directors and members to check in with Steve about any need he has for running this event. This is an organization of volunteers: any and all help is greatly appreciated.

The Annual NHTA Fur Sale was held this year on Jan. 17, 2009, at the Springfield Fire Station. We will have details on the auction results in next month’s report.

The Association is looking for contributions of fisher skins for the coat that is donated to the Miss NH Pageant winner — any other fur donations will be accepted for fundraisers/education kits. Thank you.

NHTA Directors agreed to set up a booth at this year’s NH Farm and Forest Exposition at the Center of NH in Manchester. The forest show will be held Feb. 6 and 7, 2009. If you are a director and live in the area, or don’t mind the travel, individuals are needed to man the booth.
The association is also going to set up the booth in Franklin again this year. The Franklin Sportsmen’s Show will be held at the Franklin High School. Not the middle school where it was held in previous years but in the high school, which is right on Route 11 in Franklin. The event will take place March 14 and 15. Volunteers are needed to man the booth.

Best to all.

— Paul DeBow

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