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: firstname.lastname@example.org
• 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:
PO Box 571, Santaquin, UT 84655
The trapping season is over for another year. I hope that you enjoyed last season. I personally had a really good time. It seemed that my catch numbers were down, but I made up for it by enjoying the experience even more. It seems to me that as I get older every trapping season is even more special.
But, with the end of the actual trapping season comes the beginning of the other season. That season is the convention season. There are numerous trapping conventions around the West. I recommend that you try to attend a state convention or a national convention. It is almost as addictive as trapping. The Utah convention is in September and is always a good time. This year the Western NTA convention is in Oregon. I have never been to Oregon but, I have my room reservations all ready made. I have been fortunate to have attended all of the Western conventions, and I have had unique and fun experiences at all. At any convention you get to meet and associate with like minded people. You can’t ask for more than that.
By the time that this is printed the UTA will have new officers. I want to thank the past officers for all of their time and effort that they have put into the UTA. It is a big and demanding job and your service has been much appreciated. For the new officers I wish you the best and pledge my support. Without the help and support from the UTA members the officers job would be almost impossible to do.
This past fur sale there was an unsung hero with us. I know that he doesn’t want me to mention his name because that is the type of man that he is. But, I want to thank Gary Slot for all that he does to help the members of the UTA. He bought many pelts at the scholarship auction for far more than they were worth just to help for kids schooling. He slipped a lot of the help a few bucks to show his appreciation for their hard work. Gary is a trappers trapper. He is one of the best and I am fortunate to be able to call him my friend. And the trapping community is fortunate to have him in the trapping community with us.
There is some sad news to report. UTA member Dennis Mayer has passed away. Those of you that knew Dennis knew of his skill at putting up fur. Dennis served as the UTA fur manager for several years. As his illness progressed he had to move out of state for his medical attention. I always looked forward to one of his letters. He always had his eye open looking for sign. We will all miss Dennis, the UTA has lost one of its finest.
Hope that you enjoy your summer and I hope to see you at the campout in June. It is at Fish Lake and promises to be a good time.
Best of luck.
— Stan Bassett