Tennessee Fur Harvester Association August 2013 Report


President — James Lord, 19 Mallard Lane Lexington, TN 38351; 731-614-2531 or 731-968-7581;

Vice President — John Daniel, 13740 Birchwood Pike, Birchwood, TN, 37308; 423 595-0986;

Treasurer/Membership Secretary — Laura Smith, 160 Autumn Lane, Wilder, TN 38589; 931 303-7711;

State Organizer — Wendell Reeves, 14215 95 Hwy North, Greenback TN 37742

FTA Director — Bob Beckwith, 156 Brush Wood Dr., Sparta, TN 38583; 931-935-5602

Legislative Director — Doug McKenzie, P.O. Box 284, Madisonville, TN 37354

NTA Director — John Daniel, 13740 Birchwood Pike, Birchwood, TN 37308; 423-595-0986;


Membership Options:

• Individual membership including subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $25

• Junior membership with subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $12

• Lifetime membership with subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $250

• Senior lifetime membership (70 or older) with subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $100


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

Laura Smith

160 Autumn Lane

Wilder, TN 38589



Hello everyone, I hope this Summer is going well for you. With Summer comes the beginning of all the Conventions, from NTA, FTA and of course State conventions are starting to get lined out and planned. Of course before our Fall Convention, we will have our Dist 5 meet, and it is just around the corner on August 10th. We will discuss, Nominations for the upcoming Fall Convention awards as well as fur sales, planning of Fall Creek Falls among other things. We will also discuss the election I’m sure. There will be a news letter sent out with all the accepted nominations on it soon after our Dist 5 Meet and all current members will also receive their ballots with the news letter. I would like to take this time to thank everyone for their support over the last four years, and even if we didn’t agree on everything I still want to thank you for your input on issues. I know everyone cant always agree, but it takes different view points to make things work.

Thank you and if anyone needs to contact me, you can reach me by phone at 731 614-2531 or email at jlord2003@aol.com. Don’t forget about www.tfhaonline.net as a great way to communicate with everyone.

See you soon. — James Lord



Hope this report finds all doing well and staying cool in the summer heat. This year’s Hiwassee Trappers Training Camp was another TFHA success. The camp was well attended in spite of bad weather. I think everyone went away with a better understanding of trapping. Thanks to everyone who helped out.and a special thanks to Randy Husky and the TWRA for their support and cooperation of this camp. Our Spring meeting at Big Ridge State Park went well and I believe all in attendance had a good time. I would like to congratulate D.J. Lawyer on a job well-done with her first time running the TFHA kitchen. I would like to extend a thanks to everyone who helped out. Everyone, from those who helped in the kitchen, those that did demos, those that helped clean-up or contributed by bringing drinks or food and everything in between. Each part played is equally as important as the other. The combination of all is what makes a successful event.

In our general membership meeting, as well as our board of directors meeting, several topics were covered. Among the items that were discussed were trailer fund, upcoming elections and qualifications, our upcoming meeting at Gee Creek, and our fall meeting in October at Fall Creek Falls. Our District 5 meeting at Gee Creek Campground will be held August 10th. The meeting will begin at 9:00am. This meeting is our awards nominations meeting. Let’s make sure that anyone who is deserving gets consideration.

TFHA will have a booth at the N.T.A. National convention in Lima, Ohio. We need volunteers to help man the booth.

Everyone remember that our fall meeting at Fall Creek Falls will be extended by one day this year. We are looking at having a Crawfish boil on Saturday night, open to the public. Jesse Black has volunteered to provide a live band for entertainment.

Hope to see everyone at Gee Creek. — John

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