Category Archives: Past Events

2019 Fur Sale Report

The 2019 fur sale is over. Cat prices averaged around $25.00 to $30.00 dollars. Coyotes averaged around $24.00 but some nice ones brought $44.00. Skunks averaged almost $7.00 and coons averaged $2.50 with a top of $4.00. I would like to thank everyone that came to the fur sale that sold fur, bought fur and that helped with the sale. Maurice Gray from McAlester was recognized by Jerrod Davis of the ODWC as having been a licensed fur buyer for 50 continuous years. Maurice said that 90% of the coon the bought when he started buying fur was dog caught, now 90% is trap caught. Times have changed. Maurice is one of a kind. Thanks, Maurice, for your support of the fur industry. Gary Jarman presented Tina Edgar with a plaque for all her hard work keeping the OFBA table going, Tee shirt sales, memberships, helping in the kitchen and support. She makes things so much easier for all of us. If she’s their things run a lot smother for us. Thanks, Tina, for all your help.

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)

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Name_______________________________ Age______ Ph.#______________________

ADDRESS for magazine:

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Name_______________________________ Age______ Ph.#______________________

ADDRESS for magazine:

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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

 

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.

 

2017 Fall Convention Results

OFBA 2017 Fall Convention

Just wanted to say that we had one of the best Fall Conventions that we have ever had. There were 2 days of demos from some of the best of trappers in the nation. Wayne Derrick from New Mexico, Rusty Johnson from Georgia, Lee Steinmeyer from Kansas, Lesel Reuwsaat from South Dakota and Brad Thomure with Apple road Predator Bait. There were lots of vendors and lots of activities for everyone. Trap Toss for the kids and all of them went home with traps. The skillet toss for the women was a big hit again this year. 1st place Amber Doerr, 2nd place Jennifer Crosby, and 3rd place Sharon Smith.

The trap setting contest for the kids were judged by Wayne Derrick, Rusty Johnson, Lee Steinmeyer, and Kyler Damron. They judged how well the set was made, how stable was the trap and location. 1st place Catie Wyskup, 2nd place Lane Crosby, and 3rd place Logan Crosby.

Turtle races were something new this year and was very exciting. 1st place Miranda Sanders, Robbie Sweetman, and Lane Crosby.

We did something new for some of the members that always go out of their way to help with anything that they can. They received Plaques that acknowledges their efforts. Those receiving recognition were David and Rhonda Marsh, Sharron Smith, Cloyce Callaway and Margie Dodson. Outstand directors were Lloyd Teeters, Noel Carruthers, Doran Smith, Terry Waggoner, and Gary Jarman.

We gave away a hitch mounted vertical skinner and Tim Davis was the lucky person. We hope that he enjoys it.

Fish Friday night was great. There was Crappie and Catfish with all the trimmings. Saturday meal was smoked pig. Everybody enjoyed the food and company.

I would like to thank everyone that took the time to come to the Convention and help out and visit. Without people like you we would not be the OFBA.

The 2017 to 2019 officers and directors are:

R.C. Edgar President

Gary Jarman Vice President

Shawn Bell Secretary/ Treasure

Shannon Sheffert NTA

Directors

 

Tracy Anderson       Evan Crosby

Noel Carruthers      Kyler Damron

Monty Dodson        Dwight Keen

Scott Newby           Doren Smith

Lloyd Teeters          Brad Thomure