Tennessee Fur Harvester Association December 2011 Report

President — James Lord, 19 Mallard Lane Lexington, TN 38351; phone: 731-614-2531 or 731-968-7581; e-mail: jlord2003@aol.com

Vice President — John Daniel, 13740 Birchwood Pike, Birchwood, TN, 37308; phone: 423-595-0986; e-mail: johndanielgc@yahoo.com

Secretary — Lora Daniel, 13740 Birchwood Pike, Birchwood, TN, 37308; phone: 423-227-5704; e-mail: johndanielgc@yahoo.com

Membership Secretary/Treasurer — Nancy Rogers, 235 Burke Lane, Dayton, TN 37321; phone: 423-570-8467; e-mail: nrogers03@bellsouth.net

State Organizer — Paul Antczak, 843 West Millers Cove, Walland, TN 37886; phone: 865-724-4569; e-mail: predatorsandprey@comcast.net

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

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

NTA Director — John Daniel, 13740 Birchwood Pike, Birchwood, TN 37308; phone: 423-595-0986; e-mail: johndanielgc@yahoo.com



Hello everyone,

Season is finally here and I hope all you guys and gals are having a great start. Some of you may be starting in the next week or so, or waiting for Holiday breaks and vacations and I hope you all have a great and safe season. From the looks of it, the fur market is holding steady and some items like otter, bobcats, rats and hopefully coyote prices will hold well throughout the season. Raccoons prices are questionable but with the market the way it is over seas this item may see an increase later in the season. The weather in the North and North East may help out our prices in the south some. This brings us to our Fur Sales, our dates and places have been set. All fur sales will begin about 8am in the time zone they are scheduled in. Our first Sale will be in Crossville at the Cumberland County Community Complex (same as previous years) on January 28th. Second Fur Sale will be in Bulls Gap on February 18th at the VFW Bldg and the 3rd Fur Sale will be in South Pittsburg on March 10th providing the building is available. Remember you have control over your fur, if you do not want to sale at the prices offered you can “no sale” your fur. I always suggest to do a little research and know what your fur is worth or at least have an educated idea by reading fur reports, speaking to fur buyers prior to a sale, and even keep up with the national fur auctions. But remember, your fur may not be worth the same as someone else’s for different reasons, like green vs finished, primeness of leather and thickness of fur will also make a difference in prices, even color variations will make a difference. Please don’t hesitate to ask someone if you have questions about finishing fur or about the auction, someone there will always be willing to help.

If anyone needs to get in contact with me, you can reach me at jlord2003@aol.com or 731-614-2531 and also through our website at www.tfhaonline.net which now has a talk forum for everyone to enjoy.

Thanks and have a great season everyone, oh and ps: season only lasts a few months ladies, so be patient with us and life will be back to normal soon. — James Lord



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