Oklahoma Fur Bearers Alliance Treasurers Report May 2022
Hello from southern Oklahoma. We are just starting to get the much-needed rain that we have been missing. Hope everyone is doing fine. The river is up, and we have been catching some fish. Hope everyone got their turkey that went hunting this spring. My grandson and I got to go to the Texas Trappers spring Convention. We got to see a lot of old friends and met some new ones. Got to listen to Major Boddicker and many others do demos.
Trapping Convention season will be starting soon. I plan on going to the FTA in Lawrence, Kansas. It will be on June 16-18 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. It looks like they are going to have a very good lineup. The 63 NTA Convention will be on July 28-30 at Lima, Ohio. Now is the time to get your supplies early for this trapping season and pick up some very good tips at the conventions.
We are looking forward to the OFBA Fall Convention on October 21-22, 2022, at the Okmulgee County Fairgrounds. We have rescheduled this so that we can get a better weekend. Sorry to inconvenience anyone but this will work out better for everyone. We will have the Fish Fry Friday night and auction after it. We ask if you have anything for the Auction, please bring it Friday. We are getting the demos and vendors together. Some of the vendors that have said they will be here are Okie Cable and Trap, Dave Daigle with Minnesota Trapline, Dakota Harmon with Peaceable Creek Fur, Gaylen Oppel Oklahoma, Trapper Adrian Art New Mexico, Jim Beavers New Mexico, Michael Taylor Texas, and The Turtle Man from Oklahoma. I am looking forward to seeing what Matt Yocham comes up for the Demo area. I know that it will look Great. If you have any ideas or want to see something at the Convention, please get in contact with Brad Thomure at 918-944-8673. Noah Smith has donated a fur handling weekend to the auction. If you want to learn how-to put-up fur this is it. We still have the Savage .223 with scope that we are selling Raffle tickets for. They are $10.00 each or 3 for $25.00. You can get in touch with me, or Gary Jarman and we will get the tickets to you. The drawing for the gun will be October 22, 2022, at the Fall Convention. We will have more posted on our website and Facebook as we get more vendors and demos.
We are still needing 3 trap tags to go on the boards that will be auctioned off. Please send them to me if you can.
Remember to get a kid involved with trapping as they are our future. Thanks R.C. Edgar