West Virginia Trappers Association, Inc., March 2011 Report

President — Janet Hodge, P. O. Box 787, Union, WV 24938; phone: 304-772-5586; e-mail: hawkmtn@hawkmtn.com

Vice President/Field Editor — Bill Healy, P. O. Box 187, Smithville, WV 26178; phone: 304-477-3301; e-mail: healybg@hotmail.com

Secretary/Treasurer — Gloria Stutler, HC 70 Box 140, Creston, WV 26141; phone: 304-354-9038; e-mail: buttercup26141@yahoo.com

State Organizer — Scott Whytsell, 448 Hattie Run Rd., Grantsville, WV 26147; phone: 304-354-6965; e-mail: swhtsell@frontiernet.net

NTA Director — John Thomas, HC 70 Box 43K, Sugar Grove, WV 26815; phone: 304-249-5690; e-mail: john52766@hardynet.com

FTA Director
— Brian Casto, 6198 Parkersburg Rd., Sandyville, WV 25275; phone: 304-273-3055; e-mail: wvtrapper71@hotmail.com

Membership Options:

• Adult membership including subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $25
• Adult membership with newsletter only — $15
• Junior (under 16) with subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $16.50
• Lifetime membership — $300

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

WVTA Secretary
Gloria Stutler
HC 70 Box 140, Creston, WV 26141



We had our January Fur Sale January 7-9, 2011 at the Gilmer County Recreation Center in Glenville,WV. We did not have much fur at this sale but hopefully the vendors did well selling their supplies to the trappers. The bad weather did not do us any favors that weekend either! At the board meeting, our secretary resigned her position so we are looking for a new secretary/treasurer. Anyone interested in applying for that position, contact Janet Hodge 28 VanHorn Drive, Glenville, WV 26351 or call 304-462-5985.

If your membership has expired, we urge you to renew your membership as soon as you can. Check the expiration date on your mailing lables on the newletters. We can assure you that your membership will be processed promptly and accurately. We can also assure you that you will receive a correct fur check, mailed within one week of the sale date. We are looking for some new designs for our popular T-shirts. Submit your designs, in black and white, to Janet Hodge, 28 VanHorn Drive Glenville, WV 26351 or bring them to the January or March fur sales.

The board will select a winner, or winners, in March, and the new shirts will be ready for the annual convention in September 2011. Winners will get an annual membership in WVTA, and of course a T-shirt. We have diplomas for the following students who attended the September 2010 Trappers Education Class: Seth Kerby, Cody Linger, Amber Watson, and Ryan Miller. If the parents or students will call Janet Hodge, (304)462-5985 and give us an address, she will be happy to mail the diplomas to them.

Mark your calendars for the next Fur Auction and Spring Rendezvous for March 4-6, 2011 at the Gilmer County Recreation Center in Glenville, WV. The WV Muzzleloaders will also be having their spring shooting matches Saturday and Sunday. All events are open to the public.
Hope you all have had a good trapping season.

— Glenda Schimmel

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