Virginia Trappers Association December 2011 Report

President — Steve E Colvin, 2000 SB Rd, Barboursville, VA 22923; phone: 434-996-6067; e-mail

Vice President — John Bedwell, 210 Fairway Lane, Wytheville, VA 24382; phone: 276-620-5145; e-mail:

Membership Secretary — Dickie Craig, 2714 Knollwood Dr., Staunton, VA 24401; phone: 540-886-3937; e-mail:

Recording Secretary — James G. Covais, 10401 Moore Ct., Spotsylvania, VA 22553; phone: 540-760-9694; e-mail:

Treasurer — Thomas Teague, 2920 Cross Keys Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22801; phone: 540-564-1930; e-mail:

General Organizer — Glen Mabe, 211 5th St., Luray, VA 22835; phone: 540-860-2634;

Training Coordinator — Ed Crebbs, 175 Waldrop Rd., Gordonsville, VA 22942; phone: 540-832-2708; e-mail:

NTA Director — John Coakley, 1188 Turkey Knob Rd., Quicksburg, VA 22847; phone: 540-335-6088

Membership Options:

• 1-year membership including subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $20
• 2-year membership with subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $38
• Junior (under 16) with subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $10
• Lifetime membership with subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $250

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

VTA, Membership Secretary
Dickie Craig
2714 Knollwood Dr.
Staunton, VA 24401



164 Total votes counted.

These are your new officers:

PRESIDENT- Steve Colvin 113 votes, Tim Shifflett 51 votes

VICE PRESIDENT- John Bedwell 154 votes

TREASURER- Francis Richards 146 votes

GENERAL ORGANIZER- Glen Mabe 7 votes

MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY- Diana Craig 156 votes

RECORDING SECRETARY- David Brugh 154 votes

NTA DIRECTOR- Larry Kline 157 votes

NOTES: General Organizer was a “write in” vote so that position is pending Glen Mabe’s acceptance.

I would like to thank everyone that voted for me in the election. I look forward to serving as your President another term. I also look forward to working with all other board members. I am lucky to have such a good group to work with. Winston Marshall’s term will be over the end of 2011, I would like to thank him for doing such a good job as treasurer.

We would like to hear from the membership on ideas for our upcoming raffle and also anything else you guys would like to see the VTA work on.

When you read this report we will be a couple weeks into trapping season and I wish everyone lots of luck and look forward to seeing everyone’s catch at the upcoming fur sale. Feel free to call anytime 434-996-6067. — Steve Colvin



Fellow VTA Members, Well, we had a big surprise on October 28th…..a big heavy snowfall….it was my wife’s, Diana’s, birthday and she said she can never remember having snow on her birthday……It sure was a surprise and broke limbs out of the trees around here. Even though we only had 165 VTA members vote in our recent election, I would like to say congratulations to the newly elected board. One of which, is Diana, who will work hard at taking care of the membership duties, as she has for me during the last two years. I did a little bowhunting the first week of October, but even though I saw deer, I did not bag one. Seems in Highland County the deer had plenty of apples, but not many acorns for feeding on. Here in Staunton there were plenty of acorns. Trapping season is coming up, and I hope to do better with that. Our VTA membership now totals 553. Not bad for our current economy the way it is. We have been sending out reminder letters to those members who do not get the T&PC and do not get a renewal notice. Hope this helps them and our membership. When you do get your renewal notice from the T&PC, make sure you send us the entire page with your check, and please send it as soon as possible, as it takes at least 2 months for the processing from our house to the VTA Treasurer and then to the T&PC to get your magazines renewed. Hope everyone has a great trapping season, and a Great Thanksgiving. We have alot to be thankful for. Your VTA Membership Secretary. — Dickie Craig



I hope everyone has a safe and productive trapping season.

I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Please call me if you have any questions. — Billy Price, (540) 886-8014


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