Texas Trappers and Fur Hunters Association, Inc. March 2009 Report

President — Bill Applegate, Box 883, Marfa, TX 79843; phone: 432-729-3349; fax: 432-729-3623

Vice President — Bill Turnbow, 511 N. Arizona, Shamrock, TX 79079; phone: 806-256-3039

Secretary — Debbie Pilgrim, 1323 RR 2341, Burnet, TX 78611; phone: 512-756-4609

Treasurer — Keith Jackson, 306 CR 2717, Alto, TX 75925; phone: 936-675-2047

Membership Administrator— Tasha Jackson,  306 CR 2717, Alto, TX 75925; phone: 936-858-3384

Public Relations Officer — Cody Dowling, P.O. Box 444, Alto, TX 75925; phone: 903-625-0325

NTA Director — Mark Davis, P.O. Box 1023, Athens, TX 75751; phone: 903-489-3080

Membership Options:
• Family lifetime (husband & wife) — $300
• Lifetime (payable $25 monthly) — $250
• Lifetime oldtimer (age 70 or over) — $25
• Business membership — $25
• Family membership (2 members) — $20
• Single membership — $15
• Junior membership (under 16) — $5
• 1-year subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller (members only) — $10
Payments for dues are non-refundable.

Complete membership application on first page of
association section and send dues to:
TTFHA, Membership Administrator
    Tasha Jackson,
306 CR 2717, Alto, TX 75925

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

No news that I am aware of since last month regarding delisting for bobcats or tag elimination for bobcats or river otters. Wildlife Services and the Texas Department of Health will continue skull collection efforts for rabies analysis through the upcoming fur season; please consider helping out. Dave Hastings still needs your stories, news, pictures and anything else of interest to keep the Texas Fur Trails first class. Material from all across the country is welcome. He is particularly looking for some Texas photos to be used for the covers of future issues of the magazine.

Be sure to get your bobcats tagged before the end of May 1. I will tag bobcats for anyone needing this done; call to set up an appointment. Those of you who do tag bobcats need to have your forms and unused tags turned in to TPWD by May 30. Our lobbyist has informed me that all is on schedule for success in the legislature. NAFA has approved a pick up schedule in Texas; association members should be receiving their route schedule. Contact Sterlin Kirschman at 501-760-7635 for details. Local fur buyers are buying most furs now; check out the fur buyer directory in the Texas Fur Trails.

Included in this report is the agenda for the April rendezvous. Consider participating in the quality set contest. This is a fun and easy way to share with other trappers and beginners your favorite land set. If you are ready to help out with promoting and preserving trapping, let us know. We would like to put your unique talents to work for the benefit of all and future generations.

The Texas Trappers and Fur Harvesters Spring Rendezvous will be held in Jacksonville, Texas on April 17 and 18 at the Cherokee County Expo Center (on the south side of Jacksonville – ¾ mile off US 69 on Loop (Spur) 456 West) and will be combined with the NATCA Southwest Trap Collectors Swap Meet.

— Bill Applegate

PUBLIC RELATION OFFICER’S REPORT

Texas Trapper and Fur Hunter Association Spring Rendezvous will be April 17 to 18 in Jacksonville, Texas at the Cherokee County Exposition Center. For more information, call Dan Hepker at 512-303-1995.

— David Pilgrim

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