Virginia Trappers Association November 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



For those of you that don’t know, we lost a great member. Peter McFadden passed away. Pete was a true trapper who loved to share his knowledge with others and he was a super guy. The VTA sent flowers to his funeral, and also had Ed Crebbs and John Adams to represent the VTA. Pete will be missed by many. Please keep he and his family in your prayers, they were aware of his health problems, but this was unexpected.

Jeffry Hart has stepped up to be Dist. 4 Director. He was a director before and is excited about doing it again. I look forward to working with Jeffry in the future. Thanks for stepping up Jeffry. Districts 2 and 9 are still vacant so anyone interested please contact me or any board member.

The VTA has been busy with events. I want to thank Dist. 1 for holding a successful Basic Trapper training course. Keep up the good work guys. I also want to thank Norman Pierce and Tommy Lucy for attending an event at State College and also doing an event with Ward Burton in Halifax. Great job guys and thanks for all you do. Blache Conley also attended the Dog mart festival in Dist. 8 and did a great job doing so. Thank you Blanche. Ed and Charliene Crebbs, Frances Richards and Larry Klien also attended the Hartwood Festival in Fredricksburg and also did a great job representing the VTA. Thanks to all of you for your hard work.

That’s all for now. — Steve Colvin, 434-996-6067



Hello VTA members! Welcome fall! I love this cooler weather. Our VTA membership now totals 509. Up a little. I just finished sending an order for renewals to the T&PC with 42 lifetime members on it whose mag expires in December. I hope I have covered all life members for this year with your renewal of T&PC plus sending you new VTA membership cards. If you are a life member with publication (or any member with publication) and you start missing any issues of the T&PC, please let me know. There should not be an interruption of your issues, unless you let it expire or did not send your renewal notice to me on time. Remember that when you send in your renewal notice, it then takes two months to process. Orders are only sent once per month to the T&PC. Thanks to Jeffry Hart for volunteering to be our VTA District 4 director. Welcome to the VTA board. Please let us know on this end of District 4 if we can help in any way. Everyone be safe.

Your VTA membership secretary. — Diana Craig



District 4 held a meeting on Aug. 18, 2012. Five members were present.

We discussed coyote trapping and the VTA Convention.

No director was elected. My term ended Aug. 31, 2012. District 4 will not have a director after this date.

If anyone is interested in being director, please contact Steve Colvin.

Many thanks to the following people for their help and support during my term as director: Steve Good, Darren Massey and his church, Scott Painter, Jon Donaldson, Warren Pence, Tom Teague, Dicke and Diana Craig, Tim Shifflett, Bryan Nelson, Glen Mabe, Scott Dean, Craig Lam, Mike Fies and the VDGIF, John Coakley, Steve Colvin, Ed Crebbs and Peggy Bryan. — Billy Price

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