Utah Trappers Association February 2013 Report


President — Kent Fowden, P.O. Box 37, Payson, UT 84651; 801- 404-6511; Foxit101@hotmail.com

Vice President — Travis Seifers, P.O. Box 801, Milford UT 84751; 435-691-8728; tsiefers@scinternet.net

Secretary — Amber Bassett, P.O. Box 25, Hyrum, UT 84319; 435-764-2056; UTA.amber21@yahoo.com

Treasurer — Chris Dew, 382 W. Boot Hill, Circle Tooele, UT 87074; 801-673-9140; crisdew@hotmail.com

Public Relations — Craig Davidson, 84 N. 1280 E., Heber, UT 84032; 435-671-6066; Dcondtruction@hotmail.com


Membership Options:

• Individual membership including subscription to T&PC — $20

• Family membership with subscription to T&PC — $30

• Junior (under 16) with subscription to T&PC — $15

• Senior membership with subscription to T&PC — $15


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

UTA, Secretary, Amber Bassett, P.O. Box 25, Hyrum, UT 84319



I hope that you had a nice Christmas and a fun New Year. This holiday season brought with it a lot of snow and cold weather. I am sure that we all had to adjust our trap lines with the change in the weather.

The fur sale is set for February 8,9, and 10th in Nephi. You will be able to check in your fur on Friday and Saturday. The sale will be on Saturday and Sunday. We are anticipating a good turnout of both sellers and buyers.

If you have never sold at the Utah sale, feel free to bring your fur and sell it. There will be several people that can help you. Some people often wonder why they should sell their fur at the Utah sale. First, there will be several buyers competing for your fur. Competition, means higher prices. Second, The 4% commission is one of, if not the lowest commission fee in the country. All of the commission fees goes to UTA, to pay expenses for the sale. The rest goes to help pay for events that the association has throughout the year and to help preserve our opportunity to trap. You will get to meet top trappers in the state and mingle with like minded people.

I have gone to the fur sale for a long time and I think that you would really have to try hard not to have a better time.

The DWR will be there to tag bobcats as well as to bounty coyotes. If you have coyotes to bounty you will be able to bounty them and sell them all at the same time. There will be several coyote buyers there, so it should be a good time to sell your coyotes.

If you have an extra pelt you can donate it to the scholarship fund. People donating pelts will be eligible for a prize drawing.

Remember to call in and consign your fur. This will assure you a spot on the sale and the buyers will know what to plan for as to volume of fur. This is really important to do. If the fur numbers aren’t high then possibly some buyers won’t attend. In the flyer that the officers send out will be the names and contact information to call. If you are in doubt call me and I will see that your fur will be on the sale.

If you have green fur or frozen animals contact me prior to the sale and I will make arrangements for you. All frozen fur and animals will not come into the building, due to spoilage. You will be paid on the spot for your frozen fur and you will pay no commission. The buyer will pay all of the commission on the frozen fur. Feel free to call me and I can quote prices prior to the sale for your frozen fur. There is a good demand for frozen badgers, ringtail cats, spotted skunk, mink, kit fox and some striped skunk. These are for taxidermy, so their feet need to be intact. Also, raccoon, beaver, gray fox, muskrat and coyotes are wanted. If you have it let me know and I will try to find a buyer for it.

Hope that you can make the sale and I look forward to seeing you there. Best of luck. — Stan Bassett

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  1. I am planning on attending the sale. I have 3 large male bobcats that are tagged and dried. They are very nice cats from this season. i also have a taxidermy quality bobcat that is medium in size but very nice and tanned,
    will thier be a buyer thier for it. and what do you think the prices of cats will be.

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