President Report June – July 2018

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, patch and Publication ……………………$300.00
Lifetime (60+) – With plaque, patch and Publication …………..…$250.00
Members benefit: Publication – Trapper’s Post Magazine.
Members benefit: participate on the Fur Takers of Oklahoma GROUP Facebook page & FTO Members Only Discussion Forum.
New Member Benefit: FTO Patch for NEW members

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. As I write this report, I am wondering how spring made an appearance between rain storms, fought for position with winter, gave up and apparently left Oklahoma just to be replaced by summer already. Oh well, I guess since I am a trapper, winter is just what I have always preferred. But more important, I am looking forward to some fishing but didn’t get a turkey during the spring season. I did however; see a good tom being drug away from our hunting area by a savvy hen. That’s hunting I guess and there’s always the winter season.

Our 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. You can also nominate yourself if you wish to do so. Before nominating someone, please ask them to make sure they will accept.

I was honored to represent the FTO at the Capitol last month. I was able to meet with and discuss fur trapping and benefits with members of the ODWC Wildlife Commission, State Senators and Representatives. A special thanks to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation for the invitation to participate and represent the FTO.

NOTE: 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 buy some before a meeting you can mail payment to the FTO Address along with $5 for each patch you wish to receive plus $3 for shipping.

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 Fall Meeting – October 13, 2018 at the Okmulgee County Fairgrounds
1. ALL OK LICENSED FUR BUYERS are cordially invited to attend this event and ALL of our annual fur auctions. You have answers and trappers have questions.
• 2019 Fur Auction – March 9, 2019 at the Okmulgee County Fairgrounds

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. Please remember there is benefit in joining the NTA, but if you don’t join the NTA … then join the FTO or another non-profit wildlife conservation organization. Make your voice heard. Please be safe, God Bless you all and take care.

Reginald Murray, President

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