Wisconsin Trappers Association October 2012 Report


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

Vice President — Scott Zimmerman, W9209 Bobolink Rd, Reeseville, WI 53579; 920-927-3420

Secretary — Shawn Bazile, N11950 Cty Rd E, Tigerton, WI 54486; 715-881-0707; sundrop9@frontiernet.net

Bookkeeper & Membership Assistance — Steven Van PO Box 305, Oregon, WI 53575; 888-601-8727, Ext 105; accounting@wistrap.org

NTA Director — Scott McAuley, 621 13th street south, Wisconsin rapids WI 54494; 715-323-8955; gov-trap@hotmail.com

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

Trapper Ed Coordinator — Nicke Shumaker, P.O. Box 28, Caroline, WI 54928; 715-754-2121; wctep@mwwb.net

Correspondence Course Director — Mike Widner, 1P.O. Box 26, Boscobel, WI 53805; 608-356-3621; muskrat_mike@yahoo.com

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

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

Future Trappers of Wisconsin President — Maegan Loka, W4260 Spring Creek Dr, Tomahawk, WI 54487; 715-453-4223; ftwpres@wistrap.org

Future Trappers of Wisconsin Coordinators — Dan and Nicke Shumaker, FTW, P.O. Box 28, Caroline, WI 54928; 715-754-2121; wctep@frontier.com


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:


P.O. Box 305, Oregon, WI 53575-0305;



Last month we were getting ready to attend the NTA Convention in Owatonna, MN. We had a good time in Minnesota. The convention was really great and they had a fantastic crowd of people and many, many vendors. Hats off to the Minnesota Trappers Association.

We are now getting ready for the Fall Rendezvous in Marshfield which will be history by the time you get this. I am looking forward to some really good days and meetings up there.

I just got the word that the trapping season on wolves is still on the agenda. A judge has halted the use of dogs in hunting, however. So for you trappers that are fortunate enough to get a permit, good luck!

Trapping season is coming fast as I write this. Although I hate to see the summer end and the warm weather change to nippy mornings, I enjoy Fall and the anticipation of trapping season on the calendar. The rendezvous is always a good place to finish up on supplies and that one more trap that I “need”.

The Horicon National Wildlife Refuge will be auctioning off muskrat units on October 10 beginning at 5:00pm. If you’re interested contact Diane Kitchen, at Horicon for more information. The WTA will be donating toward a light lunch.

So long for now. Hoping for another great season and good prices! — Virgil Schroeder



By the time this is published, the WTA Rendezvous will be over, so I hope you all had a chance to attend and have a great time. I would like to thank Denny Knuth for heading up our District 9 duties, which included cooking and serving vendor lunches and helping out with bartending duties. I would also like to thank everyone who helped out with those efforts and everyone who helped me with the Trapperman Feed as well. Thanks to all of you!

Time to start getting organized and ready for the upcoming trapping season! — Patrice Rhodes, District 9 Director

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