Tennessee Free Trappers Association February 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

STATE ORGANIZER’S REPORT

TFTA FUR AUCTIONS – The fur auctions have been scheduled and the buildings have been reserved for two TFTA fur auctions this season. 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.

Remember, you are responsible to have your otters and bobcats tagged with the US cites tags before bringing them to the fur auction. Contact your regional TWRA office for information on how to obtain the cites tags for otter and bobcat. If possible a TWRA officer will be present to tag otter and cats, but no guarantee.

THE TFTA FUR AUCTIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

Auction #1 – Waverly, Tenn – Humphreys County – February 5, 2011 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 19, 2011 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.

The TFTA Spring meeting location and date has not been set at the time of this report. Look for more information in future issues of T&PC.

See you at the Fur Auctions.

— Chris Jacobsen

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