Wisconsin Trappers Association April 2011 Report

President — Virgil Schroeder, 3471 Earlwyn Road, Cottage Grove, WI 53527; phone: 608-764-5218; e-mail: virjo4t@msn.com

Vice President — Greg Schroeder, 514 Water St., Cambridge, WI 53523; phone: 608-423-4621; e-mail: schroeder4@charter.net

Secretary — Krystle Kasper, 605 W Central St., Chippewa Falls, WI 54729; 715-214-5147; e-mail: krystlesue@gmail.com

Treasurer — Pam Mather, P.O. Box 305, Oregon, WI 53575; phone: 608-335-2700; e-mail: wtatreasurer@wistrap.org

NTA Director — Chris Bezio, 5479 Hawthorne Dr., Pulaski, WI 54162; phone: 920-822-3427; e-mail: cbezio@msn.com

Sergeant at Arms — Doug Gorst, 3941 Cty Rd. E, Pittsville, WI 54466; phone: 715-884-6452

Trapper Ed Coordinator — Nicke Shumaker, N4297 Weasel Dam Road, Tigerton, WI 54486; phone: 715-754-2121; e-mail: wctep@mwwb.net

Public Relations Director — Ken Kasper, P.O. Box 367, Fremont, WI 54940; phone: 920-446-3815;e-mail: wtapr@centurytel.net

Correspondence Course Director — Mike Widner, P.O. Box 483, Baraboo, WI 53913; phone: 608-356-3621; e-mail: muskrat_mike@yahoo.com

Historians — Mary Cassidy & Larry Vanderhoef; W 10513 County Road P, Plainfield, WI 54966; phone: 715-366-2453

Web Site Coordinator — Brent Straka, 7936 Cty A, Lancaster, WI 53813: phone: 608-732-3548

Future Trappers of Wisconsin President — Maggie McAuley, 621 13th Street South, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494; phone: 715-423-3229;e-mail: ftwpres@wistrap.org

Future Trappers of Wisconsin Coordinator — Jennifer Roever, WI 4399 US HWY 45, Tigerton, WI 54486; e-mail: ftwcoord@wistrap.org

Membership Options:

• Three-year individual membership without Trapper & Predator Caller — $80
• Individual membership with Trapper & Predator Caller — $30
• Individual membership without Trapper & Predator Caller — $15
• Junior (under 17) with Trapper & Predator Caller — $15
• Family Membership with Trapper & Predator Caller — $30
• Lifetime membership (under 65) with Trapper & Predator Caller — $500
• Lifetime membership (over 65) with Trapper & Predator Caller — $300
• Husband and wife lifetime membership with Trapper & Predator Caller — $600
• Future Trappers of Wisconsin membership (under age 19) without Trapper & Predator Caller — FREE

Complete membership application on first page of association section and send dues to:
WTA Treasurer
Pam Mather
P.O. Box 305, Oregon, WI 53575-0305;
http://www.wistrap.org

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

Hello Wisconsin Trappers,

It looks as though spring is just around the corner. As I write this, sunshine and warmer temperatures are in the weather report. I am ready for spring!
Trapping seasons are about over for most species. As a whole, it has been a good year for most trappers. The fur prices look good too. The NAFA sale was very strong for most articles.

District meetings are just around the corner. Please plan to attend your district meetings. I plan to attend as many as possible.

The FTA Convention is coming up also. Dunkirk, NY is the setting for the June 23-25 convention. It should be a good time. I plan on being there.

Spring Hearings in each county are scheduled. Check out the dates for your area and try to attend and voice your opinions and vote. Concerns about the beaver situation in our state should be addressed at that time.

I’d also like to hear what your thoughts are concerning the split cat season. Do you have suggestions for next years season?

That’s about it for now. See you at the district rendezvous.

— Virgil Schroeder

VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT

One date to remember is Monday April 11 2011 in every county in this state the Wisconsin conservation congress annual spring meeting will be held at 7pm the fur harvest committee forward two question to be voted on by the citizen of this state the first one is to allow Cable restraint on private land year round and shorten the fall beaver trapping in the northeastern part of the state the areas DMU 39 40 50 44 41 45 43 49A 51B 63B and 64 Forestry also forward question on trapping in state parks Also one more June 25 at 2pm there will be a by-law meeting at Pumpkin center Sportsmen’s club members welcome respectfully.

— Scott Zimmerman

DISTRICT 6 REPORT

District 6 members, just a reminder, June 18 is our rendezvous at Marshfield Fairgrounds. There will be a reminder mailed out a few weeks before the rendezvous, just to help keep everyone informed. Don’t forget about the demo’s, beaver, rat, canine’s and weasel, also the fur handling demo that NAFA is putting on. The food will be furnished by the district. It will be a good time, I’m sure looking forward to seeing everyone there. There are some really good items already for the walk around raffle.

Tickets for the main raffle will be available from your county directors, myself, and many other members (please call for names and phone numbers in your area if you need tickets). You may call me to request tickets and I will send them to you. Just call or email me your address. I could use some help in Clark and Monroe County’s if any one is interested in helping out please contact me. On another note, I sure hope some of you were able to get out in snow and to harvest late coon, fox, mink, rats, a beaver or two, maybe got a shot at a coyote. Winter trapping pictures with your kids are always some of the best you’ll ever take. If you need any information please contact me. Thanks.

— Tom Baggs, tbaggs1960@hotmail.com, phone 608-564-7947

DISTRICT 7 REPORT

WTA District 7 Spring Meeting
March 5, 2011
Pumpkin Center Sportsmen’s Club
Potluck Dinner at 6pm
Meeting to Follow
Table service will be provided.
Beverages can be purchased from bar.
Elections for Director and Secretary.
Call Russ at 920-382-0218 for directions.

DISTRICT 9 REPORT

District 9 members, Thanks for all those that made the meeting. There will more info on a future date with all the dates and info later. Thanks again. — Denny

DISTRICT 10 REPORT

I hope all of you had a safe and productive season. I would like to thank everyone who attended the District 10 Winter meeting at NAFA and the Spring Banquet in Wausa.

District 10 began a scholarship award in 2010. The original intent was that the recipient would be someone who someday would represent the interest of trapping and larger outdoor community from within governmental agencies and/or universities. Karl Malcolm, a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was our first recipient. He has proven himself an excellent choice. See his response to a column in the Capital Times by Patricia Randolph (see link below, paste into web browser.) If you are interested in Ms. Randolph’s original column there is a link to it within Karl’s response.

Karl Malcolm: Columnist is wrong about hunters
http://host.madison.com/ct/news/opinion/column/article_c918982c-70e7-55f1-9492-5df346cc558f.html

— Mark Peters, Co-Director, and Greg Schroeder, Co-Director
 

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