President — Stacy J. White, U.K. Cooperative Extension Service, Bell County, 101 Courthouse Square, Pineville, KY 40977; 606-337-2376; cell 606-521-1705;
Vice President — David Kriege Jr., 3513 Cowie Ave., Erlanger, KY 41018-1608; 859-342-8109
Financial Secretary — Dave Dykes, 152 Mapleview Ct., Mt. Washington, KY 40047; 502-538-3290
Executive Director — Chet Hayes, 3951 Neises Rd., California, KY 41007; 859-635-3102; firstname.lastname@example.org
• Class A Kentucky trapper including subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $25
• Family Membership including subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $35
• Associate Membership including subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $20
• Youth Kentucky trapper including subscription to 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
The Spring Fling in Bullitt County went well with good weather, a nice facility and decent attendance for a spring meet. It was good to meet some new members as well as seeing some old & familiar faces. It was really good to see Dave Enfinger from Florida, whom I hadn’t seen in perhaps 25 years. I enjoyed Friday evening with Dave & Luke Kriege, Donnie Shafer and Mike Chilton. We sat around the campfire, swapped stories and fried up some bluegills. On Saturday we had fun with demos, kid’s activities, auction and more. Furhandling was done by Stacy White, son Jeremiah, Jimbo Barton, Donnie Shafer and myself and included beaver, raccoon, muskrat, grey fox and skunk. Thanks to Steve Pickard for helping out with kid’s games, to Dude Davis as auctioneer, and to Dave & Dana for organizing the event.
Gregg Bickell and myself will be representing UTK as voting delegates at the League of Kentucky Sportsmen’s Convention in Lexington. That same weekend we will have an officer’s meeting in nearby Winchester, which will include new and incoming officers. We will plan the Fall Fling at this meeting in addition to follow up meetings with local members up here in northern Kentucky.
By next month, we will have the results of our Elk tag auction for the scholarship. Also, by then we will know the results of the NAFA (May) sale. Good luck to everyone who has fur up there.
Until next month. — Chet Hayes
This will be my last report as Executive Director. Effective July 17 our new slate of officers takes over and Greg Bickel will be taking over this office. Greg will do a fine job, as will the other new officers. I will continue on as Vice-President and help in any way possible. We have a great team with some new people and fresh ideas. All Kentucky trappers owe a big “thank-you” to outgoing officers: Dana Dykes, Bob Maurer, Eddie Covey, Fred Stephens, Len Wilson, and Jay Geiger.
We had a very good officer’s meeting on June 9 in Winchester, with many items discussed, especially smooth transition of officers, banking, etc. In Lexington, the same weekend, Greg and I attended the League of Kentucky Sportsmen Convention, representing UTK as voting delegates.
Our Bull Elk Commission tag grossed $13,000.00 for our scholarship fund which was gratifying to us. The high bidder was Matt Anderson from Tennessee. We wish Matt success on his hunt.
On June 16 UTK took part in the NRA Youth Fest in Crittenden, KY. Approximately 150 youngsters enjoyed a day of fishing, shooting, and exposure to trapping. Robby Hoover and Eddie Covey brought the UTK trailer all the way from Nicholas County and spent the day educating kids and parents alike, along with Oral Jones. Great job, guys!
Here in the 5th District, Adam Wilson is hosting and heading up meetings of UTK volunteers to organize the Fall Fling at Kenton County Fairgrounds. We are striving to make this our largest and best meeting to date. We should have a good number of activities and supply dealers. We will be offering a Rossi Trifecta gun with 3 interchangeable barrels – .22 caliber, .243 rifle and 20 gauge shotgun, as our fundraiser. Thanks to Jay Weissman, Bob Maurer, and Dave Dykes for getting the gun and tickets.
We are again busy organizing our weekend Trapping Workshops here in Northern Kentucky and sign ups, thus far, point to another large class.
Thanks. — Chet Hayes