President — Stacy J. White, U.K. Cooperative Extension Service, Bell County, 101 Courthouse Square, Pineville, KY 40977; phone: 606-337-2376; cell phone: 606-521-1705; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President — David Kriege Jr., 3513 Cowie Ave., Erlanger, KY 41018-1608; phone: 859-342-8109
Financial Secretary — Dave Dykes, 152 Mapleview Ct., Mt. Washington, KY 40047; phone: 502-538-3290
Executive Director — Chet Hayes, 3951 Neises Rd., California, KY 41007; phone: 859-635-3102; e-mail: email@example.com
• Class A Kentucky trapper including subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $25
• Family Membership including subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $35
• Associate Membership including subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $20
• Youth Kentucky trapper including subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $15
• Lifetime Class A Kentucky trapper — $250
Complete membership application on first page of association section and send dues to:
UTK, Financial Secretary
152 Mapleview Ct., Mt. Washington, KY 40047
I hope this report finds everyone doing well. It has been a busy summer but now it is time to get serious about trapping. Everyone have a safe and enjoyable season. Take someone new along on the line this year if possible; especially if there are young folks you know who don’t get to participate in the great outdoor activities like we do. You might just rescue someone from the electronic nightmare that many consider the “real world.”
Our fall meet in Hawesville on Sept. 30th and Oct. 1st was a success. I commend Fred Stephens for all of his effort in putting it together. There were several trapping and fur handling demos for all to watch. Greg Bickel’s presentation on how to save money on the trapline was very interesting to me. In our current economic crisis every penny saved is crucial.
We awarded two students the James Fergeson Scholarship this year. Mr. Ross Healy is an Environmental Science major at Morehead State University and Ms. Rebecca Patton is a Wildlife Management major at Eastern Kentucky University. Both of these folks are well qualified. Congratulations to the both of them.
On October 6th Steve Pickard, Jim Barton, Ronnie Simpson, and I did a trapping presentation at the Laurel County public library. We had a diverse audience but were well received. One gentleman present has been trapping for over 50 years. Others knew nothing about what we trappers do. It was a good evening and we fielded lots of questions at the end of the meeting.
On October 22nd there was a 9th District meet at my place. We had plenty of good “trash can” food and trapping talk. There were trapping demos and fur handling demos for trappers of all ages. This has become a regular event and everyone seems to have a good time. Other districts across the state might consider doing something similar. It gives folks, especially youth, who can’t travel to our state meetings a chance to interact with other trappers in their area.
Until next time, have a blessed day and make the most of the life you have been given.
— Stacy J. White