President Report Feb – Mar 2018

Website: http://oklahomatrapper.com
Email: info@oklahomatrapper.com
President: Reginald Murray (918) 694-8190
Vice President: Glenn Pullen (702) 482-3624
Secretary / Treasurer: Britni Thurman (918) 850-2855
NTA Director: Craig Hendrix (918) 292-9186

F.T.O. Memberships and Fees

Junior – Age 16 and Under with Publication …………………………$10.00
Individual – With Monthly Official Publication ………………….…..$30.00
Family (1+ Spouse) – With Monthly Official Publication ……………$35.00
Lifetime – With plaque or patch and Publication ……………………$300.00
Lifetime (60+) – With plaque or patch and Publication …………..…$250.00
Members benefit option: receive a quarterly newsletter via U.S. Postal Service or Email.
Members benefit: Publication – Trapper’s Post Magazine.
Members benefit: participate on the Fur Takers of Oklahoma GROUP Facebook page & FTO Members Only Discussion Forum.

To obtain a membership, please visit http://oklahomatrapper.com/memberships/ . You can purchase through the PayPal system without an account, using a credit card or check card, or download the membership form in either MS Word or .PDF format, fill it out and mail it to:
Britni Thurman – FTO Treasurer, 22524 East 19th Street, Yale, OK 74085

Presidents Report

Hello from Bristow, Oklahoma.

I hope this letter finds everyone doing well in all this summer / spring weather. As I write this report, 10 degrees tonight and I have talked to several trappers around the state and they are experiencing difficulties at best to get plenty of fur on the line due to the extreme weather patterns and behavior changes in some areas.

By the time you receive this report we will most likely already had our March fur auction at Okmulgee. If that be the case, expect a report in the following issue about the auction. Also, the next meeting will be the Fall meeting, and it’s an election year, so you need to decide who you want to nominate for executive offices and director positions. Before nominating someone, please ask them to make sure they will accept.

Please contact us and let us know if you have had a change of mailing or email address so that we can get that information updated and you do not miss your subscription. FTO patches are $5 each. If you wish to have some before a meeting you can mail payment to the FTO Address along with $5 for each patch you wish to receive.

Please stay tuned to the F.T.O. Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1423643751182902/) and website (http://oklahomatrapper.com/events/) for the dates, times and locations of all F.T.O. Events. Please note that trappers can join the Fur Takers of Oklahoma, Inc. Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1423643751182902/ and the F.T.O. forum located at http://oklahomatrapper.com/fto/.

The FUTURE:

As the FTO continues to grow exponentially in membership and participation, we are looking forward to these upcoming dates and activities:

• 2018 Fur Auction March 10, 2018 at the Okmulgee County Fairgrounds
• 2018 Fall Meeting – TBA

Once again, the FTO would like to thank the Okie Cable & Trap Supply Company for vending at the meetings and fur auctions:
For more information please visit the website at http://oklahomatrapper.com

In closing … remember to take a kid or two out hunting, fishing or trapping with you when you go … the activity could literally have a positive effect on their lives and how they grow up. My wife and possibly a couple other youngsters will be introduced to new hunting and trapping activities with me this year. Please remember there is benefit in joining the NTA, but if you don’t join the NTA … then join another non-profit wildlife conservation organization. Make you voice heard. May your traps be full of prime fur and please be safe.
Reginald Murray, President

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