Youth Camp 2018

We also have a youth group; whose main goal is to teach kids the things they need to know about trapping and calling. We put on a youth trapping camp during Christmas break in December. This is when youths get to learn and run a real trap line during the season! It will be Dec. 21-23 at Lake Carl Blackwell in Stillwater Ok. They learn all aspects of trapping as well as properly utilizing the resource. Signups will begin in person at the convention on Oct. 26. Call in signups will be available by calling Shannon Sheffert at 405-742-7884 or by filling out the registration form. The camp is limited to 35 youths.

**A copy of the attendee sheet is on another post named “Youth Camp 2018 Attendee Sheet”

Trapperman Weekend

Twin Bridges Trapperman 10th year spoonbill weekend.

Will be March 16 for the Fish Fry and March 17 for the Saturday events. We have the Shelter 3 reserved and paid for so we will have a roof over our heads. We need RSVP as soon as possible so we know how much we will need for the main course. And yes we will have a repeat of the dirthole contest with some nice prizes for the winners. As you know this/your event is paid for by donations to be raffled off Saturday so bring your trap related items. Cash donations are welcomed also.

This is our 10th year anniversary and we would like to have a record crowd. Come out and enjoy a great weekend.

Please contact Cletis Richards at 417-529-1060 or Brad Thomure at 918-944-8673.

Hope to see you there.

2018 OFBA Fur Sale

We will only have 1 Fur Sale this year and it will be on March 3 2018 at the Okemah Fair Barns. . You will need to be an OFBA member or purchase a $12.50 Fur Sale membership to sell furs. Doors will open at 7:00am Saturday morning. You will need to get your lot number from John Weygandt and his phone number is 918-645-5667. Terry Wagoner will be the fur sale manager this year. We need helpers to setup, move fur, take down, and clean up after the sale. If you would like to help please get with Terry Wagoner, his phone number is 405-586-2570. Any and all help will be appreciated. There will be several vendors there so that you can get your supplies.

OFBA Youth Camp Attendee Sheet

OFBA Youth Camp Attendee Sheet

 

Please fill out the following form and return it and checks to Shannon Sheffert at 1301 Old Bumpy Road Stillwater OK  74074. Please also send me an electronic copy or at least the attendee details toOKSHEFFERTS@hotmail.com. For more information call (405) 742-7884.

 

How many will be in your party?  Adults_____   Youths_____

 Name_______________________________ Age______ Ph.#______________________

ADDRESS where magazine should be sent:  (ONLY ONE PER FAMILY IF LIVING TOGETHER)

__________________________________________________________________­­_____________________

Name_______________________________ Age______ Ph.#______________________

ADDRESS for magazine:

_______________________________________________________________________________________

Name_______________________________ Age______ Ph.#______________________

ADDRESS for magazine:

_______________________________________________________________________________________

Name_______________________________ Age______ Ph.#______________________

 Name_______________________________ Age______ Ph.#______________________

Participating youths must bring the following items:

  1. Sleeping Bag
  2. Orange Hat/Cap

 Additional Gear Recommendations:

  1. Boots (Knee high rubber)
  2. Snacks
  3. Flashlight
  4. Tent or camper.

 If you have them the following items would be nice to bring:

  1. Trowel – Heavy Duty Trapper type for digging, not a light garden trowel or cement trowel
  2.  Dirt Sifter
  3. 2-3lb Hammer
  4. Traps or any other Trap Supplies

 

Title 800 Rule Change Proposals

R.C.,

I just spoke with the assistant that is heading up the commentary period for the Title 800 Rule Change Proposals. The commentary BEGINS on Dec. 1st, any commentary received before Dec. 1 will not be counted. Commentary may be sent via email or written letter. Written letter is preferred. The address for emails and the address for written letter will be available on our website after Dec. 1. There will be a public hearing at our Department headquarters on Jan. 4, 2018 at 7 p.m. which will also be listed on our website after Dec. 1. Commentary period will be closed on January 5th.

Please pass this along to your members and I will let you know how we are looking and if we might need some representation at the meeting.

Thank you and please let me know if there is anything else that I can do to help.

Jerrod L. Davis

Furbearer Biologist

Oklahoma Dept. of Wildlife Conservation

Cell -405-590-2583

**The statute numbers on the 2 trapping changes are:

800:25-7-61. Bag limits (refers to lifting daily and season limit on raccoon)

800:25-7-115. Kaw WMA (refers to allowing footholds on parts of Kaw)

 

 

 

2017 Youth Trapping Camp

2017 Youth Camp

The 2017 Oklahoma Fur Bearers Alliance Youth Trapping Camp will be December 29, 30 and 31 at Lake Carl Blackwell near Stillwater, Oklahoma. We try to have it the weekend before Christmas but it did not work out this year. We will be accepting the first 30 kids this year. You need to have your applications in by November 30, 2017. Cost will be $35.00. That includes food and trapping supplies for the weekend. There will be camping spots available for electricity and water will be available. Be sure to get signed up early. You can contact R.C. Edgar at 405-238-0012 or Shannon Sheffert at 405-742-7884. We will supply the trapping equipment if you don’t have your own. Be sure to bring plenty of warm clothing and some rain gear.