Reminder. 2019 OFBA Spring Meeting, May 18 at Gentry Creek Campgrounds at Lake Eufaula. We invite everyone to come and enjoy a relaxed day with the OFBA. There will be a fish fry at noon and we ask that you bring a side dish. We will also be cooking breakfast. Dirthole contest for the kids. There will be a few of demos also. Bring a lawn chair and spend the day with us. Hope to see you there.
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.
The spring meeting will be at Gentry Creek Campgrounds on Lake Eufaula May 18, 2019. We will have a directors meeting before lunch. We will have a fish fry at noon, and we ask that you bring a covered dish. There will be the dirthole contest for the kids with some good prizes. Plenty of camping space. Be sure to book a camping spot before you get there. There’s always a lot of stories and catching up to do. Hope to see you there.
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”
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.
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.