President — Tony White, 1318 Soundneck Rd. Elizabeth City, NC 27909; 252-330-2327
Vice President — Neal Jennings, 3037 Shady Grove Ch. Rd. East Bend, NC 27018; 336-699-3947
Secretary — Sharon Underwood, 4488 NC 218, Peachland, NC 28133; 704-272-7876
Membership Secretary — Dan Hunt, 901 Tamaras Cir, Wake Forest, NC 27587; 919-244-9295
Assistant Membership Secretary — Vacant
Treasurer — Joey Smith, 262 Mewborn Church Road, Snow Hill, NC 28580; 919-738-4683
NTA Director — Nelson Pearce, 5612 Hopkins Chapel Rd., Zebulon, NC 27597; (H)919 269 6710; (C) 919 868 5592; firstname.lastname@example.org
General Organizer — David Underwood, 4488 NC 218, Peachland, NC 28133; 704-272-7876
Education Coordinator — Todd Menke, 2663 Tar River Rd., Creedmoor, NC 27522; 919-528-9063;
Newsletter Editor — Josh Biesecker, 307 Bridget Way, Creedmoor, NC 27522; 919-880-4046
Merchandise Coordinator — Darien Huffman, 382 Zimmerman Road, Lexington, NC 27295; 336-775-4778
• Individual membership including subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $25
• Youth membership (under age 16) with subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $15
• Lifetime membership with subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $350
• Senior citizens 70 years or older with subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $20
• Youth supporter without subscription — $10
• Adult supporter without subscription — $15
• Lifetime supporter without subscription — $100
Complete membership application on first page of association section and send dues to:
NCTA, Membership Secretary
901 Tamaras Cir
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Hello fellow NC trappers, I hope that this report finds you doing well. The dog days of summer are upon us and with the heat and humidity, trapping season seems a long ways away. There is a ton of preseason work to do but the weather makes it difficult to stay motivated.
The fur sales this spring were a dismal disappointment to all involved and I have heard and read a lot of opinions on the drop in fur prices and what it will mean for us this coming season and beyond. We are in for challenging times for sure but this is nothing new. The fur market has always been a fickle beast and we as trappers are at the mercy of fashion whims and financial markets alike. All I can tell you is that I have trapped for the past 40 years and this next season will be no different.
On June 9th, Todd Menke, David Denton, Colleen Olfenbuttel and myself went WRC headquarters to have a meeting with Colonel Jon Evans, who is the new head of enforcement. The main purpose for this meeting was to talk about our education program and keeping it on track. Colonel Evans seems to be a fair man and easy to deal with. I look forward to working with him. We have a lot of work that is yet to be done and we need the NCWRC as our partner in these pursuits.
At our last BOD meeting, we worked on plans for the convention. We are trying to make Saturday, especially after lunch, a better day. In the past, we have always done well until after lunch and then things kind of fall apart. We are going to shift around the schedule in order to try to make things better and give you a good show. You will be receiving your newsletter shortly and the schedule will be included. I will also put it in my September report.
That’s about all that I have for you at this time. I hope to see you all at the convention and please remember to take a youngster with you when go on your outdoor adventures. — Tony White