Oklahoma Fur Bearer Alliance June-July 2012 Report


President — Gene Callaway, 16100 W. Greasy Bend Road, Mannsville, OK 73447; 580-371-3364;

Vice President — Darrell Woodward, P.O. Box 580416, Tulsa, OK 74158; 918-902-0529; IBTRAPN@ aol.com

Secretary — John Weygandt, 4720 S. 26th W. Ave., Tulsa, OK 74107; 918-645-5667; j.weygandt@maccor.com

Treasurer — Shannon Sheffert, 1301 Old Bumpy Road, Stillwater, OK 74074; cell 405-742-7884; ssheffert@odot.org

FTA Director — Terry Thornton, Rt. 2 Box 71, Hartshorne, OK 74547; 918-297-2073

NTA Director — Darrell Woodward, P.O. Box 580416, Tulsa, OK 74158; 918-902-0529; IBTRAPN@ aol.com


Membership Options:

• 1-year membership including subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $20

• Family membership with subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $25

• Lifetime (Over 70) with subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $150

• Lifetime with subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $300

• Youth membership — $10


Complete membership application on first page of association section and send dues to:

OFBA, Treasurer

Shannon Sheffert

1301 Old Bumpy Road

Stillwater, OK 74074



Hello all from southern Oklahoma

We had a good spring meeting on April 21, 2012 at Crowder, OK. We had a lot of decisions to make. I wish more had been there to help vote.

At the meeting the minutes and treasurers report were read and accepted. We then voted on the by-law changes as were on the card sent to all members. They both passed with all for them. We then asked for volunteers to help at the wildlife expo on Sept 28-29-30. We would appreciate all the help we can get so all may get to see the rest of the expo. We are hoping to be able to have a skinning demo going on all three days.

We voted to donate up to $700 for a gun to the Fur Bearers Unlimited to be raffled at the NTA convention in the OFBA name. Also $250 in supplies with traps and lures to be auctioned at the NTA convention and we are sending t-shirts, caps and patches to Pennsylvania to help with their 75th anniversary.

We are asking for donations of furs of all species of animals so we can have them tanned so that the organization can have a sampleof all furs to show at the expo and the meetings as we are now using Shannon’s furs.

We set dates for the next year with the fall meeting on Oct 13,2012 at Okemah, OK.

The youth camp is on Dec 27,2012 thru Dec 30,2012 at the Tharp ranch same as last year.

The Fur sales are first on Feb 2,2013 at Chandler,OK.

The second on March 2,2013 at Okemah,OK.

The Spring meeting on April 20,2013at Okemah,OK.

Monte Dodson was awarded the 2012 Hall of Fame award at the end of the meeting. It was for his many dedicated years of service to the trappers organizations and all trappers. Very emotional time for all.

I can’t begin to Thank everyone enough who helped with the meeting and demo’s. I want to Thank all the ladies who helped in the kitchen to get the meal ready and the clean up after the meal. And Thanks to all who helped clean up at the end of the day and load all the supplies back in the trailer.

To all who attended I Thank You and hope more will start attending and helping and enjoying the company of all and helping with the upcoming events. Please let me or one of the officers or directors know if you can help. All help will be appreciated.

If you have ideas that will help the fur sales go faster and smoother we would like all comments as we want to improve on them. Just trying to make a sronger and more tranquil organization.

The 243 Savage was drawn for and John Borror of Fredonia, Kansas won the gun and it has been shipped to him.Thanks John.

May God Bless All. — Gene Callaway

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