Mississippi Trappers Association

Upcoming Events That Members Should Know About
 

Upcoming Events

Hey folks,
The Convention / Banquet Committee has been working hard the last couple of months and a GREAT Convention and FBU banquet is being planned and really coming together!

We need EVERY MTA MEMBERS help with all of this, but especially for the MTA Awards banquet…….we will conveying two very important and distinguished awards, and we need nominations from MTA members for the recipients! Let’s take them one the time. The first award will be the MS Trapper of the Year. This person should exhibit loyal support and commitment and involvement for the past 12 months to grow the MTA and further our mission statement. This person need not be the BEST or MOST SKILLED trapper in the state for that year…..but rather be very supportive and a facilitator to what we are trying to accomplish…..further Trapping in Mississippi!!!!!
The recipient must be an MTA member and supportive to our effort over the last year!

The next award will be the MTA Hall of Fame Award. This is a bit different, and should be someone who has supported our Association over the years, continually contributed their skills and their efforts, and helped to preserve the Association and what we stand for to ensure our presence today!

We will be taking nominations for these two awards over the month of July. Nominations should include the nominees name, time of service, and a brief description of why this candidate deserves the award. The deadline for submitting a nomination will be August 5, and they will be reviewed by our committee, voted on and awarded at our MTA banquet on September 27th in conjunction with our annual convention.

You can submit a nomination to any of our convention committee members, or directly to me via email, text, or FB messenger.

Thank you in advance for your assistance with these awards, and if you are not already involved, please join our committee to help plan our convention and banquet! We welcome the support and creative thoughts from every single member!!!!!

Keeping The Tradition Alive

Membership Information


To join the Mississippi Trappers Association just fill out our Membership Application by clicking here.

Make payment (Check or Money Order) made payable to:

Mississippi Trappers Association

Then mail form and payment to:

Mississippi Trappers Association
3599 Hohenlinden Road
Mantee, MS 39751

 

Facebook Forum


Please ask to join our private Facebook Group to stay in contact with members.

This will be replacing the old style forums which have gone the way of typewriters and cassette tapes!

Mississippi Trappers Association Upcoming Events


Here you will find upcoming events that may be of interest to Mississippi Trappers Association Members as well as  other trapping related events and information. Do you have an event that you would like to see listed here? It’s easy to do, just fill out our online form.

Presidents Report – June 2019

 


 Hey Folks……summer has arrived in MS, and things are getting busy at your MTA! There are many, many events being planned, but to save space, I’ll just touch on a few. First, we just set the date for our Fall Convention. Once again we will be going to Bass Pro Shop in Pearl for our Friday / Saturday Convention, on September 27 and 28. Our first Convention Committee meeting will be June 11, at 5:00 pm, in the Bass Pro Conference room in Pearl. Last year we had a AWESOME convention committee, and you’ll want to be a part of helping plan this year’s event! We’d love to have you on the committee, so come on out on June 11! Also, at this year’s Convention on Friday night, Sept 27, we will be incorporating a Fur Bearers Unlimited Banquet, complete with live and silent auctions, raffles, and games! This should prove to be a great fund raiser for us and we will need some extra help on the committee to pull this off! 
Next, there are several events around the state this summer and fall where we will be represented! There are Boy Scout events, Jakes events (w/ NWTF), several meetings (Cattlemen’s Association, MDWFP Commission, etc) and other places where we will have a presence and / or make presentations. If you know of an event or your planning to attend one of these, please let us know so that we can assist and help get you any material or information that you need. The MTA is devoted to promoting the positive image of trapping throughout our state, and we are the single, unified voice for trapping in Mississippi! We will also be at the MS Wildlife Extravaganza in Jackson in August, and we are also planning for our Trappers College event again this fall, (probably in November). We will also be represented at several trapping conventions around the country this summer! We will have a presence at the Fur Takers National Rendezvous in Virginia, the NTA National Convention in Springfield, MO, the South East NTA Regional in Crossville, TN, a Fur Takers event in west TN, and other conventions throughout the country. 
Speaking of National Conventions, the NTA N’tls this year is being held in Springfield, MO the 2nd week of July. This venue is likely as close to MS as any NTA National Convention will be for sometime! If you’ve ever wanted to go to a N’tl, but didn’t want an incredibly long drive, here’s your chance! And while we are on the subject of NTA, please vote in this very important NTA Presidential Election! The ballots have already been sent to all NTA members, and your vote is critical for the direction and leadership of the NTA going into the future! We are fortunate this year to have two fine men running for this position, so please examine both candidates carefully and make your choice for the next NTA leader. 
Finally, be looking for a major change in our website. Our webmaster, Mr. Tim Roper, has been busy making our site much more user friendly and there will be several new features available for both our members and also the general public, all of which help trappers and promote the positive image of trapping in our state! These changes are being built presently, and some may be coming online soon, with the total overhaul being complete by this fall. 
If I can help with anything related to trapping or the MTA, please don’t hesitate to contact me! If you are not already a MTA member, please go to our website and join online today! Our Association is growing rapidly and we need your support, participation, and involvement to continue this growth to protect trapping and our love for what we do. We have 4 times the number of Facebook Page members than we do MTA members. We are happy to have you on our FB Page, but consider taking the next step and join the Mississippi Trappers Association! You can’t find a better bargain to support trapping than a $23 annual membership to the MTA! Go to www.mstrappers.com and hit Join Now. 
Until the next report, be safe,
Chip Davis
MTA President

Upcoming Events

Hey folks,
The Convention / Banquet Committee has been working hard the last couple of months and a GREAT Convention and FBU banquet is being planned and really coming together!

We need EVERY MTA MEMBERS help with all of this, but especially for the MTA Awards banquet…….we will conveying two very important and distinguished awards, and we need nominations from MTA members for the recipients! Let’s take them one the time. The first award will be the MS Trapper of the Year. This person should exhibit loyal support and commitment and involvement for the past 12 months to grow the MTA and further our mission statement. This person need not be the BEST or MOST SKILLED trapper in the state for that year…..but rather be very supportive and a facilitator to what we are trying to accomplish…..further Trapping in Mississippi!!!!!
The recipient must be an MTA member and supportive to our effort over the last year!

The next award will be the MTA Hall of Fame Award. This is a bit different, and should be someone who has supported our Association over the years, continually contributed their skills and their efforts, and helped to preserve the Association and what we stand for to ensure our presence today!

We will be taking nominations for these two awards over the month of July. Nominations should include the nominees name, time of service, and a brief description of why this candidate deserves the award. The deadline for submitting a nomination will be August 5, and they will be reviewed by our committee, voted on and awarded at our MTA banquet on September 27th in conjunction with our annual convention.

You can submit a nomination to any of our convention committee members, or directly to me via email, text, or FB messenger.

Thank you in advance for your assistance with these awards, and if you are not already involved, please join our committee to help plan our convention and banquet! We welcome the support and creative thoughts from every single member!!!!!

Keeping The Tradition Alive

Membership Information


To join the Mississippi Trappers Association just fill out our Membership Application by clicking here.

Make payment (Check or Money Order) made payable to:

Mississippi Trappers Association

Then mail form and payment to:

Mississippi Trappers Association
3599 Hohenlinden Road
Mantee, MS 39751

 

Facebook Forum


Please ask to join our private Facebook Group to stay in contact with members.

This will be replacing the old style forums which have gone the way of typewriters and cassette tapes!