North Carolina Trappers Association September 2010 Report

President — Rodney Stancil, 8706 Flower Hill Road, Middlesex, NC 27557; phone: 919-284-3924; e-mail: stancilwildlifeservices@yahoo.com

Vice President — Prune Windspear, 156 Hannah Lori Drive, Cameron, NC 28326; e-mail: beaverdude44@yahoo.com

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

General Organizer — John Gerber, 192 Forest Walk Way, Mooresville, NC 28115; phone: 336-885-1012; e-mail: g3marketing@northstate.net

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

Newsletter Editor — Vacant

Membership Options:

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

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

Greetings all. It’s been a long, hot summer here in NC. I hope you have been able to get on the water to do some fishing and enjoy time with family. Trapping season will be here before you know it, and hopefully fur prices will rebound to make the reward for all of our hard work more appealing.

I would like to invite everyone to the 39th Annual NCTA Convention. It will be held at the Johnston County Livestock Arena in Smithfield once again this year. The dates will be September 24th and 25th 2010. Vendors may set up on Thursday the 23rd. There will be demos and other events going on all day Friday and Saturday, so come on out and bring the family. Will be a good time to stock up on trapping supplies for the upcoming season. Wayne Rose will be mailing out tickets for our gun raffle. Please try to sell all the tickets you can. This is one way we raise money for the NCTA. If you need more tickets, you can contact Wayne at 252 809 3358 or at crossrdhoneyfarm@embarqmail.com.

Here is the Agenda for the 2010 state convention.

39th Annual

North Carolina Trappers Association Convention

PLACE: Johnston Co. Livestock Arena Smithfield, NC

TIME: Friday – Sept. 24th and Saturday – Sept. 25th 2010

ACTIVITIES will include demonstrations on how to trap specific furbearers and the equipment needed Demos will be given by local and nationally known professional trappers

CONTESTS will include black powder rifle, archery and trap setting for adults and youths. A seed spitting contest and pumpkin coloring contest will be held for the younger children.

An AUCTION will be held Saturday afternoon that will help support the NCTA in promoting responsible trapping by conducting educational and training programs across NC.

VENDORS will be set up inside the arena with trapping supplies and equipment for sale. Save on shipping and pick up those items you need to start this year’s trapping season.

Vendors List

Dobbins Products — Paul Dobbins

Snare One — Newt Sterling

Jimmy’s Sales — Jimmy Young

Southeastern Outdoor Supply — John Hundley

Trappers Haven — John Coakley

BlueRidge Outdoors — Scott Painter

7 Oaks Farms — John Shuke

Lone Star Wool&Fur — David Patton

Ted’s Knives — Travis Daniel

Bower Built Trapping Products — Nick Bower

Wolf Creek Products — Glenn Witchey

Thursday, 23rd

9:30 am —–Building Open to Vendors

Friday, 24th

8:00 am——-Building Opens—-Breakfast Bisciuts,
Coffee & Soft Drinks available

9:00 am——-Gray Fox (John Deaton)

10:00 am——-Coyote (Jimmy Pierce)

11:00 am——-Live Market (Todd Menke)

12 NOON—–LUNCH with the Ladies Auxiliary

1:30 pm——-Beaver & Otter (Claudie Taylor)

2:30 pm——-Fur Handling (Prune Winspear)

3:30 pm——-Bobcat (Marco Gibbs)

4:30 pm——-Raccoon (Josh Biesecker)

6:30 pm——-Trapper Talk, Fellowship and Cookout

Saturday,25th

7:00 am——-Building Opens—Breakfast Biscuits,

Coffee & Soft Drinks available

8:00 am——-Fur Handling (Prune Winspear)

9:00 am——-Red Fox (Joey Vandyke)

9:30 am——-Adult Black powder Rifle

Youth/Children Archery

10:00 am——-Mink & Muskrat (Nick Bower)

11:00 am——-GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Kids Trapping Demo (Tony White)

12 NOON—–LUNCH—Children/Youth/Adult,trap setting contest

12:30 pm——Youth/Adult Tomahawk Throwing Contest

1:00 pm——Auction

2:30 pm——Awards & Drawings

3:30 pm——Beaver Snaring (Newt Sterling)

4:30 pm——Trap Modification (David Allen)

I would also like to invite everyone to the to the 3rd Annual Mountain Rendezvous October 16th and 17th, 2010. It will be held at the Madison County Ag Extension Center in Marshall, NC. This will be a fun event, and another chance to stock up on trapping supplies, see a few demos, and eat of course. There will be a Trappers Education Class held on the 16th at this event.

There will be a 3 Day Advanced Trapping Workshop March 11,12, & 13th 2011. This is Real On-the line trapping instruction. It will be held at the Millstone 4-H Camp, 1296 Mallard Drive in Ellerbe, NC. For more information or to sign up, visit NCWRC Website at www.ncwildlife.org or our website at www.nctrapper.org.

You can contact me at www.stancilwildlifeservices@yahoo.com. If you have any questions, I can be reached at 252 230 5457.

Look forward to seeing everyone, and take a kid trapping. They are our future.

— Rodney Stancil

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