Virginia Trappers Association February 2011 Report

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

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

Membership Secretary — Dickie Craig, 2714 Knollwood Dr., Staunton, VA 24401; phone: 540-886-3937; e-mail: ddcraig9@gmail.com

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

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

General Organizer — Glen Mabe, 211 5th St., Luray, VA 22835; phone: 540-860-2634;
e-mail 19612004@yahoo.com

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

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

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

I hope everyone had happy holidays. We are now in a new year and I hope it will be a good one for everyone.

The VTA Fursale is fast approaching, it will be held March 12 in Fishersville Va, for info and registration call Glen Mabe at 540-860-2634 or Ed Crebbs at 540-832-2708. I hope to see alot of you there.

Dist. Dist. 8 will be hosting our convention this year, it will be held in Orange County. Anyone interested in volunteering please call Art Foltz at 540-630-1756.

We are also working in conjunction with the NTA to get our Land Fund in action. Well that’s all for now, I hope you all are having a good trapping season. Feel free to call me anytime at 434-996-6067.

— Steve Colvin

FUR AUCTION REPORT

Virginia Trappers Association Annual Fur Auction Will be held on March 12 at the Expoland in Fishersville Va. This will be a auction forum with a 3% comm. on all fur sold. Fur buyers information call Glen Mabe@ 540-860-2634, for preregistration and seller information call Ed Crebbs @540-832-2708.

— Steve Colvin

DISTRICT 4 REPORT

Trapping season will soon be over. Now it is time to sell your fur. You can sell to a country buyer, ship it with N.A.F.A. or F.H.A., or bring it to the V.T.A. Fur Auction.

The V.T.A. Fur Auction will be on Sat., March 12, 2011 at Augusta Expo in Fishersville. Selling your fur at the auction helps the V.T.A.
Trapping supply dealers will be here also.

Sell your fur, buy supplies and meet your friends at the V.T.A. Fur Auction.

Please call me if you have any questions or concerns. PH: 540-886-8014.

— Billy Price

DISTRICT 8 REPORT

It’s hard to believe we’re in the final month of the season already. The farms we didn’t trap last season are producing well and some new areas have potential. As a hobby trapper, numbers don’t mean much to me. In fact, large numbers demand time I don’t usually have to spare. Quality time is more important than quantity of fur – the time I spend outdoors cutting sign and evaluating set locations; the anticipation and excitement of checking traps; and the satisfaction of tacking the fur to a board.

 All is quiet on the Fredericksburg Watershed Management Plan front. I didn’t expect much action around the holiday season but hopefully now the City Council will finalize the issue by signing the document. Once they sign the plan, we’ll re-engage the City Attorney to start the process to change the City Code. I’m still keeping my fingers crossed that the land will be open to trapping by the start of the 2011-2012 season.

 The 2011 VTA Convention flyer, schedule of events, vendor layout, and volunteer list are posted on the VTA web site. Please contact potential vendors and demo providers and inform them of the event. We’ll need a host of volunteers to run the event so if you’re willing to help, give me a call [540-630-1756] or send an email [artfoltz@comcast.net] to add your name to the list.

 Our next district meeting is scheduled for March 6th, 2011 at 6706 River Road, Fredericksburg. The meeting is purposely set one week prior to the VTA Fur Auction so we can provide a fur grading and valuation demonstration. A meeting announcement with site directions will be sent to district members and guests; however, the event is open to all trappers or trapping-interested persons. If you would like to attend, please contact me for details and directions.

— Art Foltz

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