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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.
ANNUAL FUR AUCTION
NOTE! This year we will NOT be open and checking in fur for the sale on Friday night. We will be open early (7:00-8:00am time frame) on Saturday morning and will begin the check-in process then. Looking forward to seeing everyone then!!
Attention: The Mississippi Trapper’s Association’s annual fur auction will once again be held at The Attala County Coliseum on Saturday, February 24, 2018! There have been some more positive reports coming in on fur prices, and we are expecting a good sale with several buyers who have already committed to be in attendance. Please note that we will have a short Association business meeting at 9:00 sharp, before the auction begins, to discuss a few issues. This meeting will be a closed agenda, and we will only discuss the Association web page, a few different fundraising ideas, the upcoming fall convention, and the upcoming Trapper’s College. Due to a limited time and not delaying the actual fur sale, these items will be presented, discussed, and voted on and no further business will be discussed at this meeting. If we have other matters that need attention, we can call a future meeting or address them at our annual meeting in the fall. A few more notes about the auction. You WILL be able to sign up or renew your membership at the auction, however you must be a member to sell fur at the auction. If you are selling your fur green, please ensure that you remove it from the freezer in ample time for it to be fully thawed prior to the sale. The Association, in conjunction with the MDWFP, will handle all CITIES tags requirements. (Fur Dealer licenses will also be available on site from the MDWFP the morning of the sale.) There are several vendors who have expressed interest in setting up booths at the sale, and Association Members are welcome to set up to display / sell trapping related products at no charge. Non-member Vendors are also welcome with a small booth fee. And finally, please consider donating one or two of your pelts to the Association. Any donations will be used in one of two different ways, depending on action taken at the meeting prior to the sale. Either the donated articles will be put into an “Association Fur” collection and sold at the beginning of the auction, with proceeds helping to pay for the Trapper’s College and the Fall Convention and other activities of the Association throughout the year, or they may possibly be sent to a tannery and the tanned fur later sold at different venues (like the MTA booth at the Wildlife Extravaganza or the SE NTA Regional Convention). In either case, money earned will go directly into building our Association and furthering the support for trapping in our state. Remember, the fur sale produces the bulk of our Association’s revenue each year, apart from memberships, so by selling your fur through the auction you are directly helping to support The Mississippi Trapper’s Association’s goal of keeping trapping alive in our state! There will be a concession stand as well, so grab the family and come sell your fur or just hang out with like minded trappers at the sale on Saturday, February 24, 2018!
.Please Note: Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets
MTA’s Annual Fall Meeting
Our annual fall meeting is currently being discussed and planned. We want to move from a strictly business style meeting to more of a convention style meeting. If you are interested in helping plan our fall convention meeting, please contact me to be placed on the Convention Committee. Our annual meeting will be held in conjunction with our fall convention. As of now, we are looking for a venue that is centrally located and we are seeking vendors, suppliers, and are discussing other activities such as demos and teaching opportunities. I expect the first Convention to be a one day event, with the goal being to assess the interest and possibly grow our convention as time passes and our Association grows stronger! If you are a vendor or a member that would just like to help, please contact me! This will be discussed at our upcoming meeting in Kosciusko in February at our annual fur sale.
For questions and/or comments contact Chip Davis @ 662-515-6802
MTA’s Trapper College Will Return!!!
Our annual Trappers College will return in November, 2018! Stay Tuned for more details!
For questions and/or comments please contact Chip Davis at (662) 515-6802.