South Dakota Trappers Association January 2010 Report

President — Anna Hermanson, P.O. Box 922, Hot Springs, SD 57747; phone: 605-440-0227; e-mail:

Vice-President — Ray Maize, 28658 Tree Farm Place, Pierre, SD 57501; phone: 605-295-0416; e-mail:

Exc. Sec./Treasurer, Public Relations FTA Director — John Almquist, 521 2nd St. NE Watertown, SD 57201; phone: 605-886-8501; cell: 605-880-4165; e-mail:

Secretary — Terry Olson, 921 North Harth, Madison, SD 57042; phone: 605-256-6311; e-mail:

Youth Education Coordinator — Aaron Doyscher, Box 247, Volga, SD 57071; phone: 605-627-6558; cell: 605-690-4095; e-mail:

NTA Director — Jerry Westphal, 17342 297th Ave., Agar, SD 57520; phone: 605-258-2142;

Tanned Fur Coordinator — Steve “Pete” Peterson, 22251 448th Ave., Ramonda, SD 57054; phone: 605-482-8131; cell: 605-291-8945; e-mail:

Membership Options:
• Individual membership including subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $20
• Junior membership with subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $13
• Family membership with subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $30

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

SDTA, Treasurer
John Almquist, 521 2nd St. NE
Watertown, SD 57201


I write to you with much enthusiasm. It appears as though many of our members have been blessed with a bountiful trapping season. I have talked to veteran trappers and those just starting their first year of trapping. Everyone seems to have successful tales to tell. And even though trapping season is upon us, the cold is just now beginning to set in and bring us winter.

I would like to thank Howard Heidelberger for presenting the South Dakota Trapper’s Association scholarship at the South Dakota State University Wildlife & Fisheries Banquet in Brookings earlier this month. The recipient of our scholarship was Brynn Paar this year.

We are in the process of finalizing a location for our Fall Rendezvous. Watch for more details, as we hope to have this issue ironed out very shortly. We were hoping to have the convention planned, but the primary location fell through. However, we are scrambling to put together Plan B, and we will let you know where the Fall Rendezvous will be as soon as we ourselves know.

I would like to remind our directors that we have a director’s meeting scheduled for Jan. 10 at the Crossroads in Huron, SD at 10 a.m. If anyone has anything they would like discussed at the director’s meeting, please contact myself or another director so that we can get it on the agenda. Our upcoming events are listed.

I thought now would be a good time to remind everyone of our upcoming events. If you live near any of these events and would like to help out. Please contact the individual listed. We always appreciate any members willing to help volunteer.

Jan. 9-10 — Dakota Territory Gun Show, Swiftel Center, Brookings, SD, Contact Person: Aaron Doyscher 605-627-6558

Jan. 29-Feb. 7 — Black Hills Stock Show, Rushmore Civic Center, Rapid City, SD, Contact Person: Bob Stephenson 605-852-2158

Feb. 13-14 — Dakota Territory Gun Show, Ramkota Inn Convention Center, Sioux Falls, SD

Feb. 20-21 — Dakota Territory Gun Show, Ramkota River Centre, Pierre, SD, Contact Person: Ray Maize 605-295-0416

Once again, I would like to wish everyone luck and continued success and happiness in their trapping endeavors this trapping season.

— Anna Hermanson

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