Blake Sasse, Nongame Mammal/Furbearer Program Leader for Arkansas Game and Fish Commission sent out an email notice last month. Here it is in it’s entirety in case anyone missed it. Hello Trappers, I hope everyone’s season has gotten off to a great start. If you haven’t already seen it, the report from last trapping … Continue reading AGFC Strategic Furbearer Management Plan
Display booth that we use when we go to different events.
Here’s a picture of a life membership plaque. Member name and number are engraved on the plaque under the words “Life Member”. The trap is a working Duke 1-1/2″ coil spring. Life memberships are $100 for single or $150 for two persons in the same household (husband/wife, father/son, mother/daughter, etc). Life members can purchase … Continue reading Life Membership Plaques
Just a few more days to comment on the proposal to list gray fox and spotted skunk as endangered. It’s not known who started this petition although sometimes anti’s will use the Endangered Species Act to interfere with lawful hunting and trapping. Lots of grays are harvested in Arkansas and roadkill are fairly common. You … Continue reading Comment Deadline For Gray Fox and Spotted Skunk Petition
The AFTA will have a booth at the Mt. Olive Church Beast Feast this Saturday, Jan 12th. The event will be held at the Fine Arts Center at Van Buren High School in Van Buren, AR. For more information see their website at http://www.yourmtolive.com/beast-feast-2013.html. Stop by our booth and enter the raffle for trapping supplies.
It’s not too often that Arkansas sees a white Christmas but most of the state sure did this year, some even to the extreme. Three or four inches and in some places over a foot of snow will render a trapline in need of major repair. Oh well, at least the kids had fun and … Continue reading January 2013 Newsletter
From US Fish & Wildlife: On December 4, 2012, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published a 90-day finding in the Federal Register on a petition to list three grassland species – the plains spotted skunk (Spilogale putorius interrupta), the prairie gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus ocythous) and the Mearn’s eastern cottontail rabbit (Sylvilagus floridanus mearnsi) … Continue reading Petition to List Gray Fox, Spotted Skunk and Eastern Cottontail as Threatened or Endangered