Vermont Trappers Association December 2008 Report

Acting President — John P. Lapre, 7991 Whipple Hollow Rd., Florence, Vermont 05744; phone: 802-483-0043

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

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

The 2008 Vermont Trapper’s Fall Fur Auction will be held at the Whitcomb High School in Bethel, Vermongt on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008.

The doors will open at 6 a.m. and the auction will begin at 9 a.m. There will be a five percent commission on all fur sold. If you are not happy with the price offered, you may withdraw your fur and there will be no charge. Lots will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis. No green fur, please. However, if you have deer hides to sell, you may bring them and conduct business outside the building and no commission will be charged. Moose and deer antlers are welcomed at this auction and will be sold under the same guidelines as the fur.

We welcome and encourage trappers from other states to attend and sell their fur at our auction. Many do and have said that the prices they receive at the VTA auctions are much better than they could get in their home state. All that we require is that you are a current member of any state or national trapping association. Support those organizations that support you. For more information on this auction, contact Dan Olmstead at 802-464-6344 or Bruce Baroffio at 802-485-4051. Dan’s e-mail is pppgroom@sover.net.

The annual Vermont Ginseng Association Wild Ginseng Auction will also be held on Saturday, Dec. 13. It will take place after the Fall Fur Auction from approximately 11 a.m. to noon. This will be a live auction. There will be a three percent commission charged on all ginseng sold. You must be a member of the Vermont Ginseng Association in order to sell your ginseng at this auction. Memberships will be available at the auction. You should plan on arriving one hour ahead of time to allow for check in and lot assignment.

For more information on this auction, contact Steve Korshak at 802-479-0802.

— Dan Olmstead

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