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
I hope everyone is doing well and are chomping at the bits for trapping season to begin. By now, everyone should almost have all of their pre-season preparations completed. But if you’re like me, you might still have a few small things to get done.
The TFTA had a booth at the Warren County A&L Fair. In my estimation, it was a big success. Jerry Scott, Perry Reed, and I talked to a few hundred people. Many were surprised to find that there still was a trapping industry. Some thanked us for what we do, like the lady whose daughter was bitten by a rabid skunk. We’ve heard lots of complaints from farmers and nursery stock owners about the damage caused by beavers and coyotes.
I would like to thank Rhonda, Amber, and Abigail Scott for their help in painting and setting up the booth.
Good luck in the coming trapping season. We will soon have the dates of the Association’s fur sales.
Until next report. — Mark Griffith