Virginia Trappers Association December 2012 Report

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

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

Membership Secretary — Diana Craig, 2714 Knollwood Dr., Staunton, VA 24401; 540-430-2161;

Recording Secretary — David Brugh, 240 Cherry Lane, Christiansburg, VA 24073; 540-230-4260;

Treasurer — Francis Richards, 10721 Thompson Lane, Spotsylvania, VA 22551; 540-840-5542

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

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

NTA Director — Larry Kline, 3707 Overview Drive, Fredricksburg, VA 22408; 540-891-4282;


Membership Options:

• 1-year membership including subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $25

• 1-year membership without subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $15

• 2-year membership with subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $48

• Junior (under 16) with subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $18

• Lifetime membership with subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $300

• Lifetime membership without subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $150

• Organization membership — $40

• 2-year organization membership —$75

• Lifetime organization membership — $350


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

VTA, Membership Secretary

Diane Craig

2714 Knollwood Dr.

Staunton, VA 24401



Hello VTA Members,

As I write this, it is the end of October. The VTA Newsletter should have been sent out by now. If you are a current VTA member and have not received a newsletter by the time you read this, please let me know. I have also had some members call me that signed up or renewed at the July VTA Convention that did not get their T&PC magazines and were missed by the T&PC on the submission form. I also submitted to Steve and Tim any new members that were not on our membership list when the newsletter went out. If you know you have renewed or signed up as a new member, and at least 2 months have passed, please let me know. Mistakes do happen, and I try my best to correct all problems. I have a gal, Missy Fenn, who I can contact with any problems, and she is right on it. She makes sure you get your missing issues. Our membership total is now 504 members. Christmas will soon be here along with the Winter season. Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a fantastic trapping season. — Diana Craig



As I write this, we are just realizing how fortunate we are, here in Louisa County, to have missed the brunt of the storm. We had about two inches of rain, and some wind, but no damage. Didn’t even lose our power! The people in the far western areas of our district may have had more severe conditions. Even though some time will have passed by the time this report gets to you, let me know how you’re doing, and if there is anything I can do.

I put a hastily written report in the VTA Newsletter, that should be in your hands by now, or very soon. The last ‘Trapper’, November issue, had a report from Billy Price, stating that District 4 would not have a director as of Aug.31. I thought about it, then contacted Steve Colvin, and said I would take the position if no one had stepped up, or were interested. He assured me it was open, and so here I am! Steve asked me if I could get a report together, for the newsletter, asap, as the deadline was very near.

Over the years, new faces come and go, and I probably have seen most of you at the conventions. It is my intent to meet as many of you as I can, as time goes along. Speaking of conventions, last I heard, there still is a need for a location, for next year. Another thing I would like for our district to think about, is possibly having a convention/rendezvous of our own.

With the trapping season on us, we will not worry with having a meeting till spring. If something comes up, and you need to contact me, please do so. We have about 84 members in our district, and as much as I like to communicate with a letter, that adds up to a lot of stamps. Only about 1/3 listed an email address.

I hope you have success on the line. Keep rubbing alcohol and peroxide close by in the skinning shed.

Be safe! Cinch up the chest waders, and let someone know where you’ll be. — Jeffry Hart, 5591 New Line Rd, Gum Spring, VA 23065; 804-556-6025; cell: 804-512-7998

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