Tennessee Free Trappers Association April-May 2010 Report

President — Mike Renfro, 401 Norton Hollow Road, Erwin, TN 37650; phone: 423-330-8134

Vice President — Jerry Scott, 190 Mockingbird Drive, McMinnville, TN 37110; phone: 931-692-2035

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

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

State Organizer, NTA Director and FTA Director — Chris Jacobsen, 938 Tyree Springs Rd., White House, TN 37188; phone: 615-672-8546

Trapper Education/Public Relations Coordinator — Jackie McMurtry, 143 Pond Rd., Cottontown, TN 37048; phone: 615-672-4163

Membership Options:

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

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

TFTA, Membership Secretary/Treasurer
Cindy Jacobsen
938 Tyree Springs Rd., White House, TN 37188
615-672-8546

http://www.tennesseefreetrappers.com

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

Hello Tennessee Free Trappers.

The results of the last TFTA Fur Auction in Alexandria ar that was held Feb. 27, 2010 are as follows:

Listed by Species, Quantity, High and Average

Muskrat — 31; $9.25; $1.48

Raccoon — 809; $6.50; $0.43

Mink — 18; $16; $7.45

Red Fox — 7; $15; $6.31

Gray Fox — 6; $17; $ 11.62

Opossum — 92; $1.75; $0.34

Beaver — 18; $6.50; $3.58

Coyote — 24; $12.50; $4.07

Otter — 15; $40; $27.08

Bobcat — 12; $40; $32.41

Squirrel Tails — 26; $1; $0.66

Ginseng — 1.1 lb; $200; $177.47

To view the results of the fur auctions this season, visit the Web site at www.tennesseefreetrappers.com.

SPRING MEETING 2010 — TFTA SPRING MEET: This meeting will be held rain or shine on Saturday, May 18, 2010, beginning at 9 a.m. CDT at the Mouse Tail Landing State Park, Linden, TN at the Pavillion. 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 fundraising auction if possible.

We will be having some trapping and snaring demos also. Tailgaters welcome. For more information, contact Chris Jacobsen at 615-672-8546.
DIRECTIONS from Nashville: Take I-40 West to Exit 143. Take a left on Hwy 13 South nine miles to Lobelville. At the National Guard Armory, turn right on Hwy 438 and follow to Park Entrance (approx 17 miles on Hwy 438).

FUR HANDLING and TRAPPING SEMINARS 2010: At the TFTA fall meeting, we also discussed having fur handling and trapping seminars. Consider saving any of your unwanted catch for these seminars. More information to come in future issues of Trapper & Predator Caller Magazine.

— Mike Renfro

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