New Jersey Trappers Association February 2009 Report

President — Marty Scanlon, 22 E. Westfield Ave.,  Roselle Park, NJ 07204; phone: 908-688-7351

Vice President — Jim DeStephano, 173 LaRue Rd., Newfoundland, NJ 07435; phone: 973-697-2981; e-mail: animaljim2002@verizon.net

Secretary — Connie Henderson, 902 Primrose Path, Newton, NJ 07860; phone: 973-948-7556

Treasurer — Bill Guiles, 73 Beechwood Rd., Belvidere, NJ 07823; phone: 908-453-3536

Field & Ed. Director — Bob Connors, Jr., 902 Primrose Path Newton, NJ 07086; phone: 973-948-7556

NTA/FTA Director — Marty Scanlon, 2145 Keller Crescent, Union, NJ 07085; phone: 908-688-7351

Membership Director — Jim DeStephano, 173 LaRue Rd., Newfoundland, NJ 07435; phone: 973-697-2981

New Jersey State Federation Representative & Delegate — John Shamro, 440 Pittstown Rd., Pittstown, NJ 08867; phone: 908-713-1300

Membership Options:
• Individual membership including subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $20
• Junior membership with subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $15
• Senior (65 & over) with subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $15
• Lifetime membership with subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $300
• Senior lifetime with subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $150

Complete membership application on first page of
association section and send dues to:
Memberships
NJTA
Box 115, Newfoundland, NJ 07435

VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT

I hope everyone has had a good season. Our first fur sale is next weekend, as I write this, then we will find out just how bad the market is. Everything I have heard so far has been bad. Most furbuyers operate with a line of credit. And they are hard to get in an economy like this, when everyone is running scared. Several trappers have said they are going to skin and freeze their beaver. They are just too much work to let go at the prices bouncing around. Hopefully things will get better by next season.

Let’s all hope the buyers can weather this downturn in the market, and come out of it stronger. I for one will probably sell whatever the market brings. With lower prices comes less fur hitting the sales. That helps keep prices up somewhat. Also the designers will play with different things if the price is lower. If the item does not do well, they are not out a lot of money. We shall see. Remember our March sale will be on the 21st and 22nd.

As always, fur will be accepted on Saturday and sold on Sunday. If you have any questions, call me at 973-697-2981. Until then, be safe, have fun and take a kid with you.

— Jim DeStephano

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