2015 Arkansas Trappers Fall Convention

Sept. 11 – 12 at Petit Jean State Park
Convention Coordinator: Doug Henderson
Phone: (504) 288-3502
More Convention Info

2015 Arkansas Trappers Workshop

Oct. 30 – Nov. 1 at Camp Clearfork
Workshop Coordinator: Aaron Hitchcock
Phone: (479) 997-5361
More Workshop Info

2016 Arkansas Trappers Association Fur Sale

Feb. 20 in Russellville
Workshop Coordinator: Wayne Watson
Phone: (479) 283-7004
Check back often as more info becomes available

We will have the Spring Board of Directors meeting at 9:00 am on May 9th at Whole Hog Cafe, 2516 Cantrell Rd, Little Rock, AR.
Hope to see you there.

Arkansas Trappers Association

2015 Spring Convention

May 16, 2015

The 2015 Arkansas Trappers Association Spring Convention will be held on Saturday, May, 16 2015 at the Calhoun County Fairgrounds in Hampton.

Admission
Admission to the convention is FREE to members and non-members. If you’re not a member of ATA or your membership has expired, you can become a member at the convention. ATA T-shirts, hats, sweatshirts, cookbook and other merchandise will be for sale. Vendors will on hand also to help you get all your trapping supplies.

Auction
And don’t miss the auction as great deals can be had and door prizes will be awarded,

Accommodations
There is primitive camping on site and campers can get full hook up at Silver Eagle RV Park
The host motel is:
Hampton Motel
554 Lee Street, Hampton, AR 71744
Phone:(870) 798-2755

For more information contact Convention Coordinator
Tim Ross at (870) 678-3473

Had a great workshop. Want to thank our president, Aaron Hitchcock, all the instructors and the most important part, the ladies in the kitchen: Claudine Shankle, Mary Hitchcock, Signe Ward and Connie Watson.

Instructors were:

Coon – Doug Henderson

Muskrat – Travis Jerdin

Beaver – Mike Fischer

Otter – Gary Helms

Snaring – Dub Shankle

Bobcat – Danny Ross

Coyote – Larry White

Fox – Dana “Trapper Chick” Humphries

Trap Prep and Ethics – Bob Blair

Below is a small slide show.

NAFA receiving dates and pick-up locations are available for your use. Click on the link below if you’d like to download a copy.

2014-2015 NAFA Recieving Dates

NAFA Receiving Times and Locations

Congrats to the 2014 Mr. and Mrs. Trapper of the Year, Bob and Michelle Blair.

Congrats to the 2014 Trapper of the Year, Heath Shaw.

And also congrats to the 2014 ATA Appreciation Award winner, Mike Fischer!

Thank you for all you do!

The Bylaws and Constitution were passed as proposed at the Fall Convention. Click on the link below if you’d like to download a copy.

Arkansas Trappers Association Bylaws

Arkansas Trappers Association Constitution

Talking Outdoors: Trapping in Arkansas

Wildman follows a few trappers around and goes to the fur sale in Russeville. Brad did a great job!

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ATA Fur Sale Results

SPECIE QTY TOTAL AVG LOW HIGH
BEAVER DRY 148 $2,671.50 $18.05 $6.00 $25.00 GREEN 515 $5,419.25 $10.52 $2.00 $17.00
BOBCAT DRY 15 $937.00 $62.47 $35.00 $90.00 GREEN 139 $9,353.50 $67.29 $7.50 $150.00
COYOTE DRY 31 $384.00 $12.39 $6.00 $17.00 GREEN 44 $565.50 $12.85 $1.00 $70.00
FOX GRAY DRY 9 $180.00 $20.00 $18.00 $21.00 GREEN 86 $1,530.00 $17.79 $1.00 $22.00
FOX RED DRY 1 $30.00 $30.00 $30.00 $30.00 GREEN 10 $284.50 $28.45 $18.00 $40.00 MINK DRY 8 $93.00 $11.63 $7.00 $16.00 GREEN 43 $610.75 $14.20 $2.00 $18.00
MUSKRAT DRY 10 $94.00 $9.40 $7.50 $13.00 GREEN 137 $1,097.00 $8.01 $2.00 $9.50
NUTRIA DRY 0 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 GREEN 4 $9.00 $2.25 $1.50 $2.50
OPOSSUM DRY 43 $79.50 $1.85 $0.50 $3.25 GREEN 109 $59.50 $0.55 $0.25 $9.00
OTTER DRY 7 $570.00 $81.43 $60.00 $85.00 GREEN 111 $7,590.00 $68.38 $25.00 $87.50
RACCOON DRY 249 $1,798.00 $7.22 $2.50 $15.00 GREEN 754 $3,229.00 $4.28 $0.50 $14.00
SQUIRREL DRY 5 $2.50 $0.50 $0.50 $0.50 GREEN 27 $6.50 $0.24 $0.15 $0.50
STRIPE DRY 5 $12.50 $2.50 $1.00 $3.50 SKUNK GREEN 8 $10.75 $1.34 $0.75 $2.00 CASTOR LBS 60 $2,764.50 $46.08 $40.00 $51.00 TOTAL HIDES 2578 TOTAL SALES $39,381.75

To download a PDF version of the results, click here.

To download a comparison of Malvern vs Russellville sales, click here.

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