Utah Trappers Association December 2011 Report

President — Kevin Peacock, P.O. Box 522, Orangeville, UT 84537; phone: 435-748-2929; e-mail: Kp_2805@yahoo.com

Vice President — Ronnie Hunt, P.O. Box 65, Teasdale, UT 84773; phone: Teasedale, UT 84773; phone: 435-425-3287

Secretary — Paul Jarvis, P.O. Box 571, Santaquin, UT 84655; phone: 801-754-3739

Treasurer — Leroy Loftus, 1465 E Hwy 119, Richfield, UT 84701; phone: 435-896-8913

Public Relations — Theron Taylor, P.O. Box 11, Stockton, Utah 84071; phone: 801-550-2765; e-mail: tctaylor@wirelessbeehive.com

Membership Options:

• Individual membership including subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $20
• Family membership with subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $30
• Junior (under 16) with subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $8
• Senior membership with subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $15

Complete membership application on first page of association section and send dues to:

UTA, Secretary
Paul Jarvis,
PO Box 571, Santaquin, UT 84655

 

SECRETARY’S REPORT

Well everyone the trapping season is well on its way. It seems just like the other day we were dreaming of setting out our trap lines and now we finally can!

In November the Utah Trapper Association was able to host the 12TH UTA Youth Coyote Hunt. What a fun event this was. The Youth Coyote hunt is a state wide hunt for all coyote hunters and youth hunters to team up and hunt coyotes all day long. Later in the evening we were able to meet up to give away prizes and plaques for 1st-5th place. As officers we want to thank the organizers of this hunt, they have put great effort into assuring a fun, and memorable experience for us. Thank you Ken Madsen, Nolan Gardner, and the others who were involved in making this event possible.

The Fur Sale is set for February 10 and 11 in Nephi, Utah. If you haven’t been to our Fur Sale as officers we recommend that you come and check it out. In the next little bit we will be sending out a mailing including all of the information regarding the Fur Sale. We will also have an article in the Trapper and Predator with all of the information. We encourage all of you to read the article that Stan Bassett has wrote this month regarding the Fur Sale. We are lucky to have Stan helping us out. Again we hope you read the article that he has wrote. Everyone that brings furs, frozen or not to our sell is welcome to come!

On a different note as Trappers we have many things to be thankful for. We are lucky to be trapping, and to be among family and friends. With the holidays coming up we hope that you all have a great holiday season. We look forward to seeing you at the Fur Sale. — Your UTA officers

 

FUR SALE REPORT

November 2011

The fur sale is set for February 10 and 11 in Nephi. I am all ready receiving calls from trappers that want to sell their fur. It promises to be a good sale. Currently, there is a good demand for our furs. The buyers want prime fur, so as hard as it is try to hold off until it is prime. As always bobcats seem to be the main focus. We will have several bobcat buyers there competing for your fur. They will also compete for your other pelts. If you haven’t been to the Utah sale I recommend that you give it a try. Almost always the trapper will receive a better price at the sale. Plus you get to talk trapping with a lot of trappers. A good deal any way you look at it. This sale is designed to help trappers and it is put on by trappers. All of the commission goes back to the trappers association for other events.

There has been a good demand for your frozen pelts and animals. There is a good demand for raccoons, ringtail cats, badger, mink, gray fox, and just about anything that you bring in. It is important that you call me and let me know what you have. If I know I can make arrangements for your frozen animals. If I know early enough I am quite certain that I can find a buyer for you pelts. If you sell your frozen pelts and animals, you will pay no commission. The buyer will pay all commissions. You will be paid right then so you won’t have to wait for a check. This has worked out really nice for some trappers that don’t have the time or space to put up and finish fur.

Plan on attending, it is a good time. The officers will send out a flyer to give you times and more detailed information.

Give me a call to let me know if you have frozen fur or just to talk trapping.

Best of luck. — Stan Bassett, 435-245-4508, wildfurs@live.com

 

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