Vermont Trappers Association June 2011 Report

President — Randy Barrows , 88 North Road, Milton, Vermont 05468; phone: 802-893-4258; e-mail: critrgitr@msn.com

Co-Vice Presidents— Joe and Deb Epler, P.O. Box 12, Chester, VT 05143; phone: 802-875-4511; e-mail: jdepler@vermontel.net

Secretary — Deb Epler, P.O. Box 12, Chester, VT 05143; phone: 802-875-451; e-mail: jdepler@vermontel.net

Treasurer — Jim Calchera, 233 McCaffrey Rdg., Putney, VT 05346

NTA Director — Dave Perrin, 2600 Vt. Rt. 12A, Randolph, VT 05060; phone: 802-728-5935

Membership Director — Paul Ainsworth, P.O. Box 118, Eden, VT 05652; phone: 802-635-7343

Membership Options:

• Individual adult membership with subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $20
• Family membership with subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $25
• Oldtimer (65 & up) with subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $10
• Lifetime membership with subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $300

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

VTA, Membership Director
Paul Ainsworth
P.O. Box 118, Eden, VT 05652

ANNUAL SPRING FUR AUCTION REPORT

 MARCH 19, 2011   

The annual Spring Fur Auction was held at the Whitcomb High School in Bethel VT on Saturday, March 19,
2011. 37 lots of fur were offered to the 5 buyers present. The following is a breakdown of prices received (Listed by Species, Number Offered, Number Sold, Average, High, Low, $$ Total and N/S):

Mink — 77, 49, 13.09, 19.00, 2.15, 641.30, 28
Muskrat — 211, 211, 6.38, 7.00, 6.03, 1,347.17
Coyote — 23, 21, 17.38, 30.00, 5.00, 365.00, 2
Red Fox — 10, 10, 28.00, 33.50, 23.00, 280.00
Gray Fox — 16,16,19.00, 23.00, 12.00, 304.00
Coon — 58, 48, 9.14, 15.75, 2.00, 438.50, 10
Fisher — 95, 93, 41.18, 50.00, 40.00, 3,830.00, 2
Beaver — 165, 165, 16.55, 30.00, 8.57, 2,730.00
Otter — 23, 23, 53.91, 60.50, 50.00, 1,240.00
Skunk — 5, 5, 3.40, 5.00, 1.00, 17.00
Weasel — 7, 7, 2.71, 4.00, 1.00, 19.00
Bobcat — 4, 4, 59.25, 76.00, 50.00, 237.00
Castor — 18 lbs 14 oz, 18 lbs 14 oz, 42.87, 48.00, 28.00, 809.00
Opossum — 1, 1, 5.00, 5.00, 5.00, 5.00
Bear Hide, Tanned — 1, 1, 70.00, 70.00, 70.00, 70.00
Deer Antler — 1, 1, 10.00, 10.00, 10.00, 10.00
Bear Claws — 54, 54, 1.94, 1.94, 1.94, 105.00
TOTAL SALES — $12,447.97

Averages on most species advanced from our December, 2010 auction, reflecting the recent improvement in the market.

I would like to thank all those who helped out, especially Dave Perrin, Bruce and Penny Baroffio, John Abts, Jim Calchera, Jim Stewart, Paul Ainsworth, Mak Keyes, Brent Teillon and Bruce Lang, Willis Gilfillan, John Krisher and Dave Lauson.

A big thanks to Chuck Eaton for auctioneering this sale!

A special thanks to Doreen Perrin for another wonderful job of managing and running the food concession and to John Krisher for getting the sausage donation for this concession!

For more info on this auction, please contact Dan Olmstead at: 802-464-6344 or Email: jolmstead@myfairpoint.net

Respectfully submitted.

— Daniel E. Olmstead, VTA Director

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