Tennessee Free Trappers Association December 2008 Report

President — Mike Renfro, 401 Norton Hollow Road, Erwin, TN 37650; phone: 423-330-8134

Vice President — Jerry Scott, 190 Mockingbird Drive, McMinnville, TN 37110; phone: 931-692-2035

Secretary — Cindy Jacobsen, 938 Tyree Springs Rd., White House, TN 37188; phone: 615-672-8546

Membership Secretary/Treasurer — Cindy Jacobsen, 938 Tyree Springs Rd., White House, TN 37188; phone: 615-672-8546

State Organizer, NTA Director and FTA Director — Chris Jacobsen, 938 Tyree Springs Rd.,
White House, TN 37188; phone: 615-672-8546

Trapper Education/Public Relations Coordinator — Jackie McMurtry, 143 Pond Rd.,
Cottontown, TN 37048; phone: 615-672-4163

Membership Options:
• Individual membership including subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $18
• Family membership with subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $20
• Junior (16 & under) with subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $12
• Lifetime membership with subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $200

Complete membership application on first page of
association section and send dues to:
TFTA, Membership Secretary/Treasurer
Cindy Jacobsen
938 Tyree Springs Rd., White House, TN 37188
615-672-8546
http://www.tennesseefreetrappers.com

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

Hello Tennessee free trappers,

By the time you are reading this report, our trapping season here will be well underway. I wish you all a good season and hope the bad weather holds off for all of us.

On Oct. 11, 2008, the TFTA Fall meeting was held at Rock Island State Park. Plenty of good food and friendship was to be had. The weather was perfect and a good attendance was present. I than John Coakley of The Trappers Haven Trapping Supplies and Jimmy Childress of Big Windy Farms Trapping Supplies for attending this meet with supplies available. Our fundraising auction went well. Thanks also to all who donated items for the TFTA auction. Donations made by David Simpson, Ed Kane, Chris Jacobsen, Clyde Harris, Jackie McMurtry, James Sanders, Jerry Scott, David Bratcher, Bruce Carr, Jackie Adams, Mark Griffith and John Coakley help keep the TFTA up and running. The TFTA depends on the members for postage, building rentals, auctioneer fees, NTA Affiliation dues, etc.  Many thanks again.

FUR AUCTIONS: The auctions have been scheduled and the buildings have been reserved for three TFTA Fur Auctions for the 2008-2009 Season.

The TFTA Fur Auctions are as follows:

Auction #1 — Bulls Gap, VFW Post 9683, Jan. 10, 2009 beginning at 9 a.m. EDT. This auction will be held at the VFW Post 9683 located off Hwy 11E. Directions:  Take I-40 towards Knoxville, then take I-81 North towards Bristol.  Take exit #23 (Hwy 11E, Mosheim/ Greensville/ Bulls Gap). Keep left at the fork in the ramp. Turn left onto W. Andrew Johnson Hwy, which becomes Hwy 11E, turn right onto North VFW Road. Follow the TFTA signs.

Auction #2 — Waverly, Tenn, Humphreys County, Jan. 24, 2009 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 approximately 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 #3 — Alexandria, Tenn., DeKalb County, Feb. 28, 2009 at 9 a.m. 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.

Once again, there will be no commission on fur sold charged to TFTA members. Refer to future issues of the Trapper & Predator Caller in the NAFA advertisement for NAFA pickup locations across Tennessee. The TFTA will also mail a NAFA Pickup schedule with the Fur Auction Flyer. You may also contact Jimmy or Heather Childress for more information or visit www.nafa.ca and click on Will Fur Sellers, then click on U.S. Pick up Schedules. Then click on Kentucky.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

— Mike Renfro

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