Oklahoma Fur Bearers Alliance Treasurers Report September 2022
Hello from cooler and greener southern Oklahoma. We have been getting the much-needed rain that we have missed all summer. It is amazing how a little bit of water will turn the brown crisp Bermuda grass green. Diesel prices have dropped about .75 cents, but still way to high. Lots of soybeans and corn stalks have been baled because they did not make. There is very little hay. I sure hope next year is a better year for the farmers and ranchers. I for one are sure looking forward to trapping season. Dove season has opened and there are a few doves around here but not many. Deer season is just around the corner also. Man I am sure looking forward to cooler weather.
I received a text from John Daniel that our own Shannon Sheffert has made Director of the year with the NTA. John stated that Shannon was always helping whenever and whatever they needed at NTA. Thanks, from the OFBA for everything that you do. We are proud of you.
We are looking forward to the OFBA Fall Convention on October 21-22, 2022, at the Okmulgee County Fairgrounds. 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 have enlisted Trapper Adrian to come up with another design for our tee shirts and he has out did himself. Come by the OFBA table and see what we have. We will have several new crafts vendors for the ladies, so guys bring your wife or girlfriend just not both.
We will have 2 Youth Trapping Camps again this year. The north camp will be at Lake Carl Blackwell near Stillwater, Ok. And the south camp will be at Lake Waurika near Waurika, Ok. You will need to get in touch with Shannon Sheffert at 405-742-7884 and he can get you all the information on the camps.
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 or bring them to the Fall Convention.
Remember to get a kid involved with trapping as they are our future. Thanks R.C. Edgar