Washington State Trappers Association December 2012 Report


President — Bruce Vandervort, 5338 US Hwy 101, Humptulips, WA 98552; 360-288-2466; brucevandervort@hotmail.com

Vice President West — Marsee Wilson, 13190 Avon Allen Road, Mount Vernon, WA 98273; 360-424-7580

Vice President East ­— George Brady, P.O. Box 535, Pateros, WA 98846; 509-923-2326; cascadeb@televar.com

Executive Secretary — Ralph Dobson, 711 196th Street NW, Arlington, WA 98223; 360-652-2132; rlph.dobson@gmail.com

Treasurer — Tammy Rice, PO Box 604, Moses Lake, WA 98837; 509-855-4902; tjrice00@hotmail.com

NTA Director — Bob Maier, 38 Francis Dr., Walla Walla, WA 99362; 509-529-9568; bobmaier38@yahoo.com


Membership options:

• Regular Membership (18 And Older) — $25

• Junior Membership (Under 18) — $5

• Associate Membership (Non-Trapper) — $10

• Family Membership — $30

• Senior Membership (Over 70 and must be a former paid member whose dues are current) — $0

• Lifetime Membership (One-Time Payment) — $250

• To receive Trapper & Predator Caller through WSTA (members only) — $12


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


(A non-profit organization)

PO Box 3687

Arlington, WA 98223

Dues entitles members to all newsletters, meeting notices, discount entry to workshops and the annual rendezvous. All monies are used to protect your right to trap.



Hello again, The time sure seems to fly by. As I write this we are two days from the opener. I’ll not be setting any traps until December my self. I prefer to wait until furs are good and prime.

A couple things to report. The department has posted the seasons and regulations on their web-site. We have a link to them on watrappers.com Mostly unchanged in this three year package but I did talk to them about the problems new trappers have getting a new trapper ID # for their trap tags and they made a change. You can now use your WILD ID # on your trap tags. If you have one of the old ID #s they are good too.

There are or will be two Trapper ED classes in Western WA this year. Too late to get in as you read this but if you know someone that is looking for the class call George Brady (509)923-2326 He’ll find you someone to give the class.

I’d like to thank the instructors for giving of their time to help out young trappers.

I see the Oregon trappers are under attack again. The group Trap Free Oregon is collecting signatures for another Initiative to ban trapping. The wording on the petition is very restrictive and would end fur trapping in Oregon. They beat them before. I hope they can do it again. Be generous when they ask for money. There will come a time when they need it.

Not much else new to report. I’ve been out deer hunting and will miracles never cease, I did get a good sized two point. Deer are extremely scarce. I saw 13 deer in two weeks of hunting. Plenty of cougar sign though. I found a freshly killed spike by cougar. It was about 3/4 gone when I found it.

Elk season starts next week and the pineapple express is pounding the coast so I expect a soggy hunt. Oh well, I’m used to it by now. — Bruce Vandervort

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2 thoughts on “Washington State Trappers Association December 2012 Report

  1. How do we find licensed trappers in the Marysville / Arlington, WA area? What do they charge?
    Can you send me a list of who might be interested in trapping some beavers for us?
    (360) 659-8191 if you want to give them my number.

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