Tennessee Free Trappers Association April 2011 Report

President — Mike Renfro, 401 Norton Hollow Road, Erwin, TN 37650; ph: 423-330-7676

Vice President — Mark Griffith, 2204 Smartt Station Rd, Morrison, TN 37357; ph: 931-668-7794

Membership Secretary/Treasurer — Jackie McMurtry, 143 Pond Rd, Cottontown, TN 37048; ph: 615-672-4163

State Organizer — Chris Jacobsen, 938 Tyree Springs Road, White House, TN 37188; ph: 615-672-8546

NTA/Public Relations/Trapper Education Director — Bruce Carr, 959 Weaver Rd, Lebanon, TN 37090; ph: 615-286-2955

Secretary — Cindy Jacobsen, 938 Tyree Springs Rd., White House, TN 37188; ph: 615-672-8546

Membership Options:

• Individual membership including subscription to T&PC — $18
• Family membership with subscription to T&PC — $20
• Junior (16 & under) with subscription to T&PC — $12
• Lifetime membership with subscription to T&PC — $200

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

TFTA, Membership Secretary/Treasurer
Jackie McMuMurtry
143 Pond Rd
Cottontown, TN 37048

http://www.tennesseefreetrappers.com

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

The 2010/2011 trapping season and all Tennessee fur auctions are history. Muskrat prices were up this season. Through the years, the fur market has definitely been like a roller coaster. At any rate, the results from the last 2010/2011 TFTA fur auctions are as follows.

February 5, 2011 – Waverly, TN

Listed by SPECIES, QUANTITY, HIGH, LOW, AVERAGE and TOTAL
Muskrat — 9, $4.75, $1.00, $3.72, $33.50
Raccoon — 186, $8.00, $.50, $2.74, $519.25
Mink — 17, $13.00, $3.00, $5.53, $94.00
Red Fox — 18, $15.50, $5.00, $11.25, $90.00
Gray Fox — 12, $16.00, $7.00, $11.67, $140.00
Beaver — 151, $12.00, $.50, $4.43, $669.25
Coyote — 46, $11.00, $2.00, $6.09, $280.50
Otter — 82, $34.00, $3.00, $21.36, $1,751.75
Bobcat — 21, $40.00, $5.00, $24.77, $594.50
Opossum — 24, $2.50, $.50, $1.81, $61.50
Skunk — 3, $1.00, $.25, $.75, $2.25

$4,236.50

February 19, 2011 – Alexandria, TN

Listed by SPECIES, QUANTITY, HIGH, LOW, AVERAGE and TOTAL
Muskrat — 36, $7.25, $.25, $6.25, $225.00
Raccoon — 369, $9.25, $.50, $3.34, $1,232.85
Mink — 18, $14.00, $4.25, $7.68, $138.25
Red Fox — 13, $18.50, $5.50, $16.34, $212.50
Gray Fox — 23, $15.75, $8.00, $14.55, $334.75
Beaver — 31, $11.00, $1.00, $4.53, $140.50
Coyote — 40, $8.50, $1.00, $4.92, $196.75
Otter — 31, $57.00, $5.00, $30.40, $942.25
Bobcat — 8, $49.00, $9.00, $25.00, $200
Opossum — 74, $1.75, $.25, $.29, $21.50
Skunk — 1, $2.00, $2.00, $2.00, $2.00
Castor — 4/10 lb, $15.00, $4.00
Ginseng — .83 lb, $350.00 lb, $290.50

$3,936.85

TFTA SUMMER MEETING- TFTA Summer Meet: This meeting will be held rain or shine on Saturday May 21, 2011 beginning at 9:00 am CDT at the Cedars of Lebanon State Park, Lebanon, TN at Shelter #1. This meeting will be a pot luck type luncheon, so bring a covered dish if possible. Coffee and cold drinks will be provided by the TFTA at no cost. Please bring a donation item for our fund raising auction if possible. We will be having some trapping and snaring demos also. For more information contact Chris Jacobsen 615-672-8546 or visit the website at www.TennesseeFreeTrappers.com

DIRECTIONS: To get there from Nashville: Take I-40 East, Exit 232A (Hwy. 109 South, Gallatin). Go right. Continue on Hwy. 109 for 3.7 miles, continue on Hwy. 265 S. (Central Pike) for 4.6 miles. Turn right onto Hwy. 231 (TN-10, Murfreesboro Road) for .6 miles. Turn left onto Cedar Forest Rd. There will be TFTA signs pointing the way.

Thanks to all members whom helped out at all of the fur auctions this season. Working together and helping out is what it takes to make things happen.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me.

Thanks.

— Cindy Jacobsen

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