President — Mark Griffith, 2204 Smartt Station Road, Morrison, TN 37357; 931-668-7794
Vice President — Jerry (Bird) Scott, 216 Mockingbird Dr., McMinnville, TN 37110; 931-692-2035
Membership Secretary/Treasurer — Jeremy McCormick, 744 C. Rody Road, McMinnville, TN 37110; 931-808-6843
State Organizer — Chris Jacobsen, 938 Tyree Springs Road, White House, TN 37188; 615-672-8546
Secretary — Cindy Jacobsen, 938 Tyree Springs Road, White House, TN 37188; 615-672-8546
Public Relations/Trapper Education Director — Jackie McMurtry, 143 Pond Road, Cottontown, TN 37048; 615-672-4163
• 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
744 C. Rody Road
McMinnville, TN 37110
Greetings to all. Well, trapping season has finally arrived. I hope that all of you have a great season.
First, I want to thank all of you that made it to Montgomery Bell Park for our fall meeting. It was a beautiful fall day. We had a great mean and good fellowship. Thanks to all who brought items to the auction and those who bought items.
Chris has the dates for our fur auctions which will again be in Waverly and Alexandria. If you have anything that might be sold at the spring meeting auction, you can bring the items to the fur sale.
We are always looking for a place to hold a meeting. If you know a place, please contact Chris Jacobson.
Again, good luck. Until the next report. — Mark Griffith
STATE ORGANIZER’S REPORT
Target TFTA Fur Auction dates are January 26th, 2013 at the Humphreys County Agriculture Center in Waverly and February 16th, 2013 at the Fairgrounds in Alexandria. Look for more information for these Fur Auctions in future issues of The Trapper and Predator Caller Magazine or visit the website at www.tennesseefreetrappers.com
THE TFTA FUR AUCTIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Auction #1 – Waverly, Tenn – Humphreys County – January 26, 2013 at 9 a.m. CDT. This auction will be held at the Humphreys County Agriculture Center (next to the Farmers Co-Op) on Blue Creek Road in Waverly, TN. Directions: From I-40, take exit 143 to Hwy. 13 North. Travel on Hwy. 13 approx 12 or 13 miles, turn left on Blue Creek Road just before you get to the square in Waverly. Note that the driveway entrance has moved to the other side of the co-op. Look for the TFTA signs.
Auction #2 – Alexandria, Tenn – DeKalb County – February 16, 2013 at 9:00 am CDT. This auction will be held at the DeKalb County Fairgrounds in Alexandria, Tenn. Directions: From I-40 take exit 254 (Alexandria Exit). Turn right off the interstate. Stay straight continuing on Hwy. 53 South, then take a right on Hwy. 70 in Alexandria and follow the TFTA signs.
To make table reservation, contact Jackie McMurtry at 615-672-4163. You may reserve a table no earlier than 1 month prior to each of the sales. If you have reserved an auction table and are not present when your table number comes up, you will be passed up and go to the end of the line when you show up to get your table. You do not have to be a member to reserve a table. As a benefit for the TFTA members, there will be no commission on the fur or ginseng sold by the TFTA members at any one of these fur auctions. However for non-members there will be a 4% commission charged for the sale of fur and 1% for ginseng.
If you are selling your fur green, please do not bring it to the auctions wet and muddy. Be sure it is clean, thawed, the fur is dry and not full of burrs.
Fur Buyers will need a valid Tennessee Fur Buyers license (Type 121) in order to buy fur. In order to buy roots, a buyer must possess a license from the TN Department of Natural Heritage. I will have Fur Buyer record books for Fur Buyers at both Fur Auctions if needed.
Thanks. — Chris Jacobsen