Tennessee Free Trappers Association March 2013 Report

http://www.tennesseefreetrappers.com

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

 

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

Jeremy McCormick

744 C. Rody Road

McMinnville, TN 37110

 

REPORT

Another trapping season is ending and I hope your season went well. The mild temperatures made for a good predator season but the rain kept most of the creeks and rivers running high.

Recently, the association had their first fur sale at Waverly. What a difference a year makes in the fur market! Everyone I have talked to seemed to be pleased with the prices paid for their fur. Everyone with a pile of raccoons were very happy that the price was higher than last year.

I would like to thank everyone who came and helped to make the sale such a success: the buyers, the sellers, the supply dealers, and the officers of the association, Chris Jacobsen, Jackie McMurtry, Jeremy McCormick and Jerry Scott. In addition, I also want to say a big THANK YOU to Rhonda Scott and Samantha McCormick for their help in the kitchen and the association table.

Chris Jacobsen will soon be organizing a spring meet. Please try to attend our meets. This is your association and your participation is needed. The outlook for the fur market looks better than it has been in quite some time, so be prepared for next year.

Until the next report. — Mark Griffith

 

STATE ORGANIZER’S REPORT

At the time of this writing, the TN Free Trappers Fur Auction at Alexandria has not yet been held on February 16, 2013. The Waverly Fur Auction results are as follows.

TN FREE TRAPPERS ASSOCIATION

FUR AUCTION RESULTS

Humphrey’s County Ag Center

Waverly, TN

January 26, 2013

Listed by SPECIES QTY HIGH AVG and TOTAL

Muskrat — 38; 17.00; 9.00; 342.00

Racoon — 256; 20.00; 7.44; 1,903.75

Mink — 10; 28.00; 18.37; 185.25

Red Fox — 8; 39.00; 29.88; 239.00

Grey Fox — 21; 30.00; 26.02; 546.80

Beaver — 90; 22.50; 13.52; 1,216.50

Coyote — 53; 25.00; 12.79; 678.00

Otter — 33; 87.00; 57.24; 1,889.00

Bobcat — 49; 105.00; 62.06; 3,041.00

Opossum — 42; 1.00; .51; 21.35

Nutria — 1.50; .50; .50

Misc. — 7.70

TOTAL — 10,116.55

Thanks to all those who helped out at this auction. — Chris Jacobsen

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