Washington Trappers Association June-July 2012 Report


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

Vice President West — John Consolini, 17030 Marmount ST SE, Monroe WA 98272; itrap4you@yahoo.com

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 — BJ Thornily, 63 Redmond Road, Republic, WA 99166; 509-775-2936; bobbiemiket@yahoo.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) — $20

• Junior Membership (Under 18) — $5

• Associate Membership (Non-Trapper) — $5

• Licensed Business Membership — $10

• 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.



Not a lot to report this time of the year. By the time you read this we will have had our Spring Business meeting. I’ll let you know how that went next issue.

The one big thing to remind you of is our Rendezvous is going to be held June 8, 9 and 10 at the Chelan County Fairgrounds in Cashmere. This is a new time for us as we usually have the Rendezvous in August. I made the decision to try for a time when it would be less likely to be so blamed hot like it was last year. We’ll see how it goes. Let me know what you think of the June timing. It is a bit of a problem having it this early in the summer. The popularity of the June date will determine when we have it in the future.

A little note on the George Sovie estate. We are in line for an inheritance from Georges estate as reported in the past. The estate has however not been settled. We did receive the inventory from Georges business and this has been set aside and is not being used for the day to day expenses of the Association. The rest of the inheritance I would hope to be settled sometime this summer.

A little note about the Borst Park fur sale. There were rumors prior to the sale of someone from WDFW coming that was intent on causing problems. That did not materialize. The amount of fur at the sale seemed to be down considerably. I hope this was not because of the notice I put out about the rumor. I felt it was something you needed to know though. Looks like a lot of fur going to FHA and NAFA. With prices on the rise and our membership increasing things are looking a little brighter for trapping in WA.

Come to the Rendezvous and learn how some WA trappers are making these cage traps work for them. It is possible to make a good catch with them. Hope to see you there. — Bruce Vandervort

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