Utah Trappers Association February 2009 Report

President — Kevin Peacock, P.O. Box 522, Orangeville, UT 84537; phone: 435-884-4382

Vice President — Ronnie Hunt, P.O. Box 65, Teasdale, UT 84773

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 — Sanford Randall, P.O. Box 252, Monticello, UT 84535; phone: 435-587-2776

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


Hope that you all had a really nice Christmas and New year. That is always a fun and enjoyable time for myself and my family. It is really quite easy to shop for a trapper. It seems that we always need trapping items and anything that we get is really appreciated as well as used.

As I have mentioned previously, the fur sale is set for Feb. 13, 14 and 15. Fur check-in will begin on Friday as soon as everything is set up and we are ready to go. We anticipate early afternoon that check-in will begin. As always, Saturday’s sale will have as many lots of fur as can be graded and the remaining fur will be on Sunday’s sale. We encourage you to have your fur all ready to go when you check it in. Try to have it all prepped prior to entering the building. This will save on people and fur being from being jammed into one area. Try to keep the number of pelts in your lots at the maximum number as possible. This really saves a lot of time when entering in prices. I fully realize that large lots are not always possible. Sometimes it really helps to break up lots into smaller lots. But, if possible please keep them as large as possible. We want you to maximize your fur check. Sometimes you will receive more for large lots and other times you will receive more for small lots. If you are unsure, feel free to ask a volunteer and they will help you out.

If you are planning on selling frozen pelts or animals, please let me know prior to the sale that you are bringing them. I will have to find a buyer prior to the sale, so it is important that I know what pelts you have.

This is a different year than last year as far as fur prices go. Please do not compare this year to last year. Prices will be considerably different than last year. I strongly recommend that if you want a certain price for your pelts please put a minimum bid down. If the bid that you receive for your fur does not meet your minimum bid, it will not sell. You must be there to pick up your fur if it doesn’t sell. In the past, people have put down unrealistic prices for their fur and it hasn’t sold. I would encourage you to put a realistic price for your fur, then it should sell at a price that you will be pleased with. If you are uncertain as a price to ask for your fur, give me a call and I can tell you what the buyers are anticipating on offering for fur this year.

I look forward to seeing you at the fur sale and I hope that you have the rest of a good trapping season.

Best of luck.

— Stan Bassett

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