North Carolina Trappers Association June-July 2009

President — Jimmy Pierce, 201 Rhodes St., Wendell, NC 27591; phone: 919-365-4961;cell phone: 919-801-2562; e-mail: beaverstop@nc.rr.com

Vice President — Tonnie Davis, 167 Ole Cabin Rd., Roxboro, NC 27573; phone: 336-597-3619

Secretary — Sharon Underwood, Rt. 1 Box 416, Peachland, NC 28133; phone: 704-272-7876

Membership Secretary — Karen Rose, 1220 Cross Rd., Roper, NC 27970; phone: 252-793-5191

Assistant Membership Secretary — Krista Rose, 1220 Cross Rd., Roper, NC 27970; phone: 252-793-5191

Treasurer — Wayne Rose, 1220 Cross Rd., Roper, NC 27970; phone: 252-793-5191

General Organizer — David Underwood, Rt. 1, Box 416, Peachland, NC 28133; phone: 704-272-7876

Education Coordinator — Todd Menke, 2663 Tar River Rd., Creedmoor, NC 27522; phone: 919-528-9063; e-mail: minkster@netzero.net

NTA Director — Tim Wilson, 5320 Stokes Ferry Rd., Salisbury, NC 28146; phone: 252-758-8191

Newsletter Editor — Vacant

Membership Options:
• Individual membership including subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $20
• Youth membership (under age 16) with subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $10
• Lifetime membership with subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $250
• Senior citizens 70 years or older with subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $12

Complete membership application on first page of
association section and send dues to:
NCTA, Membership Secretary
Karen Rose
1220 Cross Rd., Roper, NC 27970

EDUCATION COORDINATOR’S REPORT

We had a great turnout for the first advanced trapper education workshop held at the Eastern 4-H Education Center near Columbia on March 13, 14, and 15, 2009. If you talk to one of the 45 individuals who attended, I am sure you will receive some positive feedback. There were plenty of pictures taken and trapping stories shared. Some of the comments that I heard included:

“It was money very well spent.”

“Couldn’t have been made to feel more welcome.”

“Hats off to the volunteers for making this happen.”

“The workshop was a great success.”

“Great job guys. This class was awesome.”

“The people that missed out on this one missed a goodin.”

“The food and place was five star.”

“Got to see Prune skin a carolina silver sable.”

 “Jimmy almost went swimming, but Ole Chiseltooth saved him from going into the drink.”

“Facility was top notch, food was great and a great bunch of folks to fellowship with.”

“Very organized and very informative.”

“Thanks to all the instructors for giving up their time to put this on/”

Even though we had to deal with rain all weekend, we still managed to catch a few animals. This would not have been possible without all the instructors who helped. Please give everyone a big thank you when you see them because everyone volunteered their time and expenses to make the workshop a great success. Before I list the instructors I will end with a final comment that I heard:
“As for the instructors, we had the best of the best.”

The following instructors took time out of their busy schedules and deserve credit for a job well done: Reid Cooper, John Deaton, David Denton, Dale Dixon, Marco Gibbs, Scott McNeely, Todd Menke, Colleen Olfenbuttel, Jimmy Pierce, Wayne Rose, Joey Smith, Rodney Stancil, Claude Taylor and Prune Windspear.

If you missed this one, make plans to attend our next advanced trapping workshop April 2, 3 and 4, 2010. We will be moving this one to the mountains since the last one was near the coast. We might even have some of those who attended this year return next year. Hurry and sign up because seats will be limited. Cost will be $300, which will include all the materials, training, meals and lodging. The facility and meals will be just as great as this year. The location will be at the NC Division of Forest Resources Mountain Training Facility at 6065 Linville Falls Highway near Crossnore, NC 28616. The trapping terrain will be different than some of you are used to so I know everyone will learn something new. Reservations require a $100 deposit. Full payment will be due no later than March 1, 2010. Refunds will be given if your plans change.

If you are not able to attend a three-day trapping workshop, we also offer day-long basic trapping classes. Check the NC Wildlife Resources Commission Web site at www.ncwildlife.org periodically for a class near you. Click on the Hunter Education Courses Register Now on the righthand side. In the upper right hand corner, click on Check For ADVANCED Courses!

Under the course type, you will want to look for Trapping for the locations and dates. We will be hosting a one-day class at the Alamance Wildlife Club at 584 Wildlife Club Road, Graham, NC 27253 on Saturday, July 11, 2009, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is no charge for this class and if you pass the test at the end of the day, you will receive your Trapper Education Certification and patch. If you want to attend, go to the Web site to sign-up and register or e-mail David Denton at D1HUNTERSAFETY@INTELIPORT.COM for more information.

— Todd A. Menke

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