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
• 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
938 Tyree Springs Rd., White House, TN 37188
FUR AUCTIONS — At the time of this writing, no TFTA Fur Auctions have been held. The remaining auctions have been scheduled and the buildings have been reserved for the last two TFTA Fur Auctions for the 2008-2009 Season. You can see the results of the auctions on the TFTA Web site at www.tennesseefreetrappers.com.
The TFTA Fur Auctions are as follows.
Auction #2 — Waverly, Tenn., Humphreys County, Jan. 24, 2009, at 9 a.m. 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 approx 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. 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 charged to TFTA members on fur sold. Refer to future issues of Trapper & Predator Caller in the NAFA advertisement for NAFA pickup locations across Tennessee. The NAFA Pickup schedule is also available via the Internet or 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.
Look for information on future Spring TFTA meeting dates and locations in future issues of Trapper & Predator Caller or check out the Web site at www.TennesseeFreeTrappers.com.
I hope everyone has a good season.
— Mike Renfro
STATE ORGANIZER’S REPORT
Trappers, I don’t know about your parts of the state but plenty of rain has been falling here in Middle Tennessee. I believe it may have put somewhat of a damper on a lot of water trapping. This season, due to my regular job, family and other things thrown in, I am getting a late start setting. At this time I am setting traps as the water is residing.
I just went out to set up a familiar area that I have trapped in several years past. To my surprise, a new house has been recently built since last season on the opposite side of the creek. In the past, this stretch of creek has been a good place to take a few ’coon, rats and an occasional beaver. I need to make it a point to go over and talk to the new homeowners in person. Maybe they can give me some more access to trapping areas.
Right now, I don’t know what fur prices are going to be for this season fur sure. I’m just going to have some fun and get some exercise while trapping. Hey! Some people like to play golf.
Hey, don’t forget the NTA South East 6th Annual Convention May 1 to 3, 2009, in Williamston, NC and the 50th NTA National Convention from July 30 to Aug. 2 in Lima, OH.
— Chris Jacobsen