President — Ricky Williams, 278 The Oaks Ln., Blenheim, SC 29516; 843-528-3195; firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President — Scott Turnbull, 330 Mountain Estates Road, Pickens, SC 29671; 864 901-1854; email@example.com
Secretary/Treasurer — Jim Fitzgerald, 610 Stegall Road, Pelzer, SC 29669; 864-201-1672
Fur Bearer Biologist — Jay Butfiloski, P.O. Box 167, Columbia, SC 29108; 803-734-3609
• Individual membership including subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $25
• Family membership with subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $30
• Junior with subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $10
• Sponsor with subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $50
• Lifetime membership with subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $200
Complete membership application on first page of association section and send dues to:
610 Stegall Road
Pelzer, SC 29669
VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT
Greetings fellow trappers!
As of this writing, our Bill has not been passed. We’re in a “hurry up and wait” mode; and we’ll let y’all know the minute we hear anything.
Thanks to all our members that supported and participated in the Palmetto Sportsman Classic in March. A good time was had by all.
I would like to bring a matter to your attention.
Recently, in the NTA and Trappers’ World magazine; discussions were held about ethics and the trappers’ responsibilities.
The recent increases in fur prices, may seem to be a good thing on the surface; but along with these increases comes a whole new can of worms.
While at the Palmetto Sportsman Classic, I overheard indiviuals as they were passing through the display; and said if fur prices were going up, they should buy traps and trap for themselves. We must be vigilent folks, we don’t want individuals jumping in for the quick buck. These are the types of individuals that would go down to the local hardware store to buy a dozen traps, set them and never check them. We trappers in South Carolina have worked too long and hard to have laws changed in our favor. We could loose it all in a blink of an eye, for some indiviual’s greed .
All of our actions , whether they be on social networks such as youtube, facebook etc concerning trapping are under scrutiny. Certain anti groups feed off of these sites and this fuels their fury. Lets’ not give them fuel for their fire.
We should be proud to be trappers and proud of our trapping heritage. Our actions and our words,while in the public eye, should always put forth a positive image;so that we don’t loose any of the prescious ground we have gained. Remember: “Every trap set, comes with responsibility.”
Happy trappin’! — Scott Turnbull