North Carolina Trappers Association March 2014 Report

www.nctrapper.org

 

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 Circle, Wake Forest, NC 27587; 919-556-5392;
Big10pt@gmail.com

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; nelsonpearce@att.net

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;
minkster@netzero.net

Newsletter Editor — Josh Biesecker, 307 Bridget Way, Creedmoor, NC 27522; 919-880-4046

 

Membership Options:

• 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

Dan Hunt

901 Tamaras Circle

Wake Forest, NC 27587

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

Hello fellow NC trappers, I hope that this report finds you doing well. As I sit down to write this, northeastern NC is blanketed with about 8 inches of fresh snow. It has been a harsh trapping season thus far, it seems that every time that I get my work caught up so that I can set a few traps, it freezes or snows. But, that’s trapping I guess.

I have been getting some feed back on possibly switching our magazine subscription and it has been pretty well split down the middle so far. You should have received your spring newsletter which has a slip for you to fill out stating your choice. Please fill them out and mail them tome. This is your chance to be heard.

I also want to remind you that with spring approaching, that we will again be putting on our trappers education courses around the state. These will be 1 day courses offer on Saturdays which are free and our advanced 3 day course which includes running an actual live trapline. This course costs $300 which includes lodging and food. The dates and locations will appear on our website and on the NCWRC website around the 1st of April .

The NAFA Feb. sale is fast approaching and I know a lot of folks are worried about the fur market corrections that are forecasted. We have seen a very good market over the past few seasons and some sort of correction is needed so that we don’t run it off a cliff. Those of you who were around for the fur market crash of 1987 know what I’m talking about. A market paying $17 for muskrats can not sustain it’s self, so I’ll be happy with $8 and remember when I sold them for .75 cents. Prices will rise and prices will fall. I am going to trap either way.

Well, That’s all I have for now. Be safe and please try to share some of your outdoor adventures with a youngster. You will both be better off for it. — Tony W. White

 

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