Oklahoma Fur Bearers Alliance October 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::

We have just returned from The NTA National Convention in Owatonna,Minnesota. There was a huge crowd and was scattered over a large area with six buildings and about 400 tailgaters. You could find anything you would want or need.

Darrell Woodward (NTA director) made all of the meetings and dinners and auctions and talked to a lot of dealers. He has a lot of donations for the auctions and the youth camp. It was a tiring and a long week for all.

Noel Carruthers,Jeb Hollingshead, Terry Thornton and Dub Shankles from Arkansas also attended the NTA Convention.

There were a lot of good people as trappers are always friendly. There were a lot of good Demo’s with standing room only at the demo’s.

Sept 8 some of the youth camp instructors will meet at Glenda Walls place start preparing for the Dec 27-28 youth camp.

Don’t forget the Wildlife Expo at the Lazy-E Arena near Guthrie on Sept 28-29-30. There will be a lot to see and do. I hope all can attend and maybe stop by the OFBA Booth out by the fishing pond and lend a hand. It is good to inform people especially children the reason for trapping.

The directors meetingwill be on Oct 12 at 6 PM at the Okfuskee Fairgrounds in Okemah all are welcome, plus set up for the fall meeting Sat Oct 13 starting at 8 :00 AM.

Fall Meeting Saturday Oct 13, 2012

8:00 Doors open

8:00 Sterlen Kirchman our NAFA pick-up man will be doing skinning demo’s all day

8:45 Business Meeting

10:00 R C Edgar demo—coyote set and skunk essence removal

11:00 Kris Jones demo—dirt hole set

12:00 Lunch– Pot Luck–Bring a side dish or dessert

12:30 Auction

1:00 Leo Farmer demo–Dirt hole and trap modifacation

2:00 Noel Carruthers demo –DP trap sets

3:00 Darrell Woodward Muskrat demo

Clean up

Cody Presley will have activities for the youth.

There will also be a raffle for a rifle a 22-250 Savage Axis with 3×9 scope and synthetic stock. The tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20 and if extra tickets are needed contact John Weygandt.

Everyone needs to visit the OFBA website and voice their opinion and comments on the message board. There are some good comments and pictures there. The Home page has the events listed and contacts for the officers and directors.

I want to recognize some of the people who are always there and ready to help when asked and volunteer there time. I know I will miss some so please forgive me if I forgot you, will try to do better next time.

Darrell Woodward VP —-John Weygandt Secretary and his wife and daughter who is always there to help—Shannon Sheffort treasurer and his wife Cathy he couldn’t do this without her–Ron Scott who does all the meat cooking and Vivian taking care of the kitchen.

Some others are Noel Carruthers—Leo Farmer—Clifton Ray—Cody Presley—Bill Scherman and wife—Monte and Margie Dodson—BJ and Janice Johnson—-Terry and Pam Waggoneer–

Glenda Walls.

Jeb Hollingshead and Dub Shankles will both be there with supplies to help you get outfitted for the fur season.

Clifton Ray has a new beaver lure that is doing well, he will have some to sell. You may want to give it a try.

This is your organization so if you have anything that you think will help the OFBA do better or something needs to be changed let me know and I will give it a try.

Until Next Time. God Bless All. — Gene Callaway

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