Mississippi Trappers Association

Upcoming Events That Members Should Know About

 

Upcoming Events

Fur Sale

Hello fellow trappers, this is Justin Rogers with the MS Trappers Association, and I hope all of
you had a fun and successful trapping season this past year. With that being said, it is now once again that time of year to cash in on the fruits of your labor. The annual fur sale of the MS Trappers
Association is set for February 23, 2019 in Kosciusko, MS at the Attala County Coliseum and the we hope this will be a great year. For those that may have not attended in the past let me give you a quick rundown on what you can expect.

Check in times for fur will began around 7:30-8:00 am at the coliseum. There will be NO FRIDAY NIGHT CHECK IN this year. MTA members will be on hand to assist trappers in any way they can. You must be a member in good standing to sell fur. If you are not currently a member or if it is time to renew, people will be on hand to assist you will that. There will also be wardens with the MDWFP on hand to apply cities tags on otter and bobcats. The sale should start somewhere around 10 am.

We have a great list of buyers lined up this year, some old familiar faces along with some new
ones. I recently talked with a gentleman that attended a recent fur sale in Arkansas and he said he saw prices on beaver, gray fox, otter, and cats higher than what he has seen in the past year. Hopefully we will see that trend continue. There has even been rumors about raccoon demand increasing in the near future. Of course, only time will tell.

There will be venders on hand to supply you with any trapping supplies that you may need to
finish out the season with or to get a jump start on next year. Also, this year as a fund raiser, we will be selling raffle tickets on a Heritage 22 LR pistol to be given away at the start of the auction. This is a great trapline gun and will last many trapping seasons strapped to your side. There may possibly be other items available to be auctioned off during the sale.

Even if you do not have any fur to sell, we invite you to come and be a part of this event.
Refreshments will be available, as well as great trapping conversation with some of the best in the
trapping trade. We hope to see you there.

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

 

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

Mississippi Trappers Association Upcoming Events


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Presidents Report – February 2019

 


Hey Folks,
Time for the January update. Oops! That’s right…..it’s February! Well…..we have been extremely busy! Trapping this season has been WET! It seems like it rains every third day if not more, and most folks I talk to, including myself, have not had as aggressive of lines out as we typically do. This leads to an interesting point. The weather in MS is (roughly speaking) the same weather nationwide…..and because it’s been nasty, the supply of fur will definitely be off this year. Along the same lines, there are negotiations with China and Russia for better trade deals, and all of this could point to positives in the fur market! IF we open these huge markets back up (new demand), at the same time that we are weak on harvest (low supply)……we MIGHT be seeing the catalyst that turns the fur market around coming soon! Keep your fingers crossed!

On a different note, I want to remind everyone that our annual fur auction is, as always, the last Saturday in February! This year that falls on February 23. We will NOT be checking in fur on Friday night, as there is just not enough volume to make this practical at the current time, but we will be there early on Saturday morning and will be checking in by 8:00 or maybe a little earlier! Justin Rogers, our Vice President, has been doing a great job lining up buyers, and we are expecting a great sale with plenty of buyers for competition for your hard-earned fur to bring you the best price!

A couple of pointers if you plan to sell your catch at the sale. 1st, probably 90% of the articles are sold “green”…..meaning they are skinned and frozen after the catch. Remember that you must un-thaw your hides early enough that they are totally flexible before the sale on that Saturday morning. Depending on weather, 3 days prior to the sale is a good rule of thumb to remove them from the freezer! Another, don’t forget to bring your beaver castor, as this item is bringing top dollar these days! And finally, if you choose to sell your catch at the MTA auction, a small commission of your proceeds will go directly to the MTA and support the association to better support trapping in Mississippi! You must be a member to sell at the auction, and if you are not already, you can sign up that morning and we will welcome you!

There have been several other very encouraging issues come up lately that are super beneficial for our association, mostly revolving around our membership committee and some really cool work that those guys are doing…..so stay tuned for some unique opportunities coming down the pipe on this! If you are reading this and NOT a member of the Mississippi Trappers Association, please go now to the website www.mstrappers.com and join immediately! We need your support for trapping in our state!

Until next month…..see you all in Kosciusko at the Attala County Coliseum at 8:00 on February 23, 2019 for our annual MTA Fur Sale!

Be safe and good luck,

Chip Davis, MTA President

Upcoming Events

Fur Sale

Hello fellow trappers, this is Justin Rogers with the MS Trappers Association, and I hope all of
you had a fun and successful trapping season this past year. With that being said, it is now once again that time of year to cash in on the fruits of your labor. The annual fur sale of the MS Trappers
Association is set for February 23, 2019 in Kosciusko, MS at the Attala County Coliseum and the we hope this will be a great year. For those that may have not attended in the past let me give you a quick rundown on what you can expect.

Check in times for fur will began around 7:30-8:00 am at the coliseum. There will be NO FRIDAY NIGHT CHECK IN this year. MTA members will be on hand to assist trappers in any way they can. You must be a member in good standing to sell fur. If you are not currently a member or if it is time to renew, people will be on hand to assist you will that. There will also be wardens with the MDWFP on hand to apply cities tags on otter and bobcats. The sale should start somewhere around 10 am.

We have a great list of buyers lined up this year, some old familiar faces along with some new
ones. I recently talked with a gentleman that attended a recent fur sale in Arkansas and he said he saw prices on beaver, gray fox, otter, and cats higher than what he has seen in the past year. Hopefully we will see that trend continue. There has even been rumors about raccoon demand increasing in the near future. Of course, only time will tell.

There will be venders on hand to supply you with any trapping supplies that you may need to
finish out the season with or to get a jump start on next year. Also, this year as a fund raiser, we will be selling raffle tickets on a Heritage 22 LR pistol to be given away at the start of the auction. This is a great trapline gun and will last many trapping seasons strapped to your side. There may possibly be other items available to be auctioned off during the sale.

Even if you do not have any fur to sell, we invite you to come and be a part of this event.
Refreshments will be available, as well as great trapping conversation with some of the best in the
trapping trade. We hope to see you there.

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!