West Virginia Trappers Association June-July 2010 Report

President — Janet Hodge, 28 VanHorn Drive, Glenville, WV 26351; phone: 304-462-5985; e-mail: hawkmtn@hawkmtn.com

Vice President — Roy L. Wood, P. O. Box 141, Winona, WV 25942; phone: 304-547-0810

Secretary & Treasurer — Gloria Stutler, HC 70 Box 140, Creston, WV 26141; phone: 304-354-9038; e-mail: furhandlers26141@gmail.com

Membership Secretary — Briana Hodge, P. O. Box 775, Glenville, WV 26351; phone: 304-904-2286; e-mail: members@wvtrappers.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

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

Membership Options:
• Adult membership including subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $25
• Adult membership with Newsletter only — $15
• Junior membership (under age 16) with subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $16.50
• Lifetime Membership with subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $300
Lifetime Membership without magazine subscription — $150

Complete membership application on first page of association section and mail dues to:
WVTA Membership Secretary
Briana Hodge
P. O. Box 775
Glenville, WV 26351


The WVTA held their annual Spring Rendezvous and Fur Auction March 5-7, 2010 at the Gilmer County Recreation Center in Glenville, WV. We had a real good fur/root sale this year with the total sale being $63,355.09 and Green Fur Total $2,495.00. For individual fur prices, you can log onto www.wvtrappers.com This sale totals were much higher than our January 2010 fur/root auction. January total sale was $2,531.39 which was due partly to trappers being discouraged by low fur prices and bad weather. The wildlife populations have been influenced by poor mast production and disease.

Rich Rogers, DNR furbearer biologist is continuing his work on establishing an otter trapping season for WV. Rich along with Geriann Albers, WVU graduate student in Natural Resources, wish to thank all of you who have contributed samples to the food habits study on Coyotes by saving coyote heads and stomachs for them. The heads determine the coyotes age and the stomach provides diet information.

Calendar Of Events
Our next board meeting will be June 5, 2010 at the Gilmer County Recreation Center Picnic Pavilion.

Our 42nd Annual WVTA Convention will be September 17-19, 2010 at the Gilmer County Recreation Center in Glenville, WV Root auction will be Saturday September 18th. Youth Trappers Education Classes for all ages on Saturday September 18th. Demos for trapping and snaring Friday and Saturday and trapping supply vendors will be present throughout the weekend. We look forward to seeing you at our convention. — Glenda Schimmel

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