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2020 UTA Fur Sale

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2019 UTA Convention

The Utah Trappers Convention will be held September 6th-7th, 2019, at the Juab County Fair Grounds in Nephi, UT. There will be a hamburger social on Friday, September 6th at 6:30 PM. It will be held between the multi-purpose buildings, where the fur sale is held. Please come and enjoy each other’s company, meet new people, and make new friends.

Saturday morning the doors will open at 8:00 AM. South County Concessions will be there to sell breakfast and lunch. They have great food at a reasonable price, your support would be appreciated.

Saturday schedule will go as follows:
9:00-10:00 – Major Boddicker- Predator Calling
10:00-11:00 – Lane Abraham – Snaring
11:00-12:00 – Joseph Carter – Minkenry
12:00-1:00 – Lunch Break
1:00 – Membership Meeting
2:00-3:00 – Bill Ilchik – Bobcat Trapping
3:00-4:00 – Otis Latham- Fur Handling
4:00-4:30 – Free Time to visit vendors and buy raffle tickets
4:30-5:30 – Major Boddicker – Predator Trapping
6:30 – UTA Potluck Banquet

A Trappers Education Coarse will be available on Saturday. If you would like to participate in the class please contact Walter Szarek at (385)231-0404 so he will have a head count.

There will be a few activities going on throughout the day, kids paint ball shoot, trap setting contest, and ladies craft.

Saturday evening is the banquet dinner at 6:30 pm, with roast/smoked pork provided by the association. Each family attending needs to please furnish a potluck dish to help with the food. After the dinner, the awards ceremony, awarding the scholarships, our annual live auction, and the drawing for the raffle will be held. The banquet will be held in building #15, the farthest west recreation building.

The raffle is the main fundraiser for the association. We would like to encourage all the members to do all you can to strengthen and support it. Please sell the tickets we have enclosed and if you would like more, please let us know and we will send more.

The UTA Raffle prizes will be as follows:
1st Prize
Browning A Bolt 3 6.5 Creedmoor, Walnut Stock
2nd Prize
Henry Golden Boy, Lever Action, 22 Magnum with Octagon Barrel
3rd Prize
Remington 870 Express 12 Gauge, Hardwood Stock
4th Prize
Henry 22 LR Lever Action with Large Loop
5th Prize
$200.00 Visa Gift Card

The prizes for the top raffle ticket seller will be:
1st Place
Henry 22 LR Lever Action with Large Loop
2nd Place
Foxpro Patriot Caller or Leupold 10X42mm Binocular
3rd Place
Prize not selected by 2nd place winner.

Something new we are trying this year is a scholarship gun raffle. There will be a maximum of 125 tickets sold. We will draw for the gun when all the tickets have been sold. If more than 125 tickets are sold we will start a drawing for another gun. We’re hoping this will be a success and something we can do every year to help fund the scholarships. We’ve always earmarked the donated fur for the scholarship fund, and in the past, it’s only covered a small percentage of the scholarships. Those applicants interested in our Scholarship Program please refer to our website at utahtrappers.org for more information.

The Scholarship gun raffle will be: Henry Golden Boy Lever Action, 22 Magnum with Octagon Barrel

Enclosed you will find a ballot. If you would like to nominate someone for the Hall of Fame, Trapper of the Year, Lady Trapper of the Year, or Junior Trapper of the Year, please send your nominations to one of the UTA officers.

We hope to see you at this year’s convention. It will be a good time with great demonstrations. Also, come enjoy the banquet dinner and awards ceremony as well as the live auction. As your UTA officers, we would like to express our gratitude to the members. You can do your part to keep our association strong by recruiting a new member and supporting our fundraising events.

See you in September!

Your UTA Officers,
Ronnie Hunt, Cody Bassett, Laticia Westwood, Jennifer Hunt, & Chase Brereton

Utah Trappers Association Scholarship Information
For applicants interested in our Scholarship Program, your scholarship application must be postmarked by August 1, 2019. The scholarship application needs to be mailed to Amber Child. For questions you can call or text her at 435-764-2056.

Please send your application to:
     UTA Scholarship
     c/o Amber Bassett Child
     PO Box 25
     Hyrum, UT 84319

Utah Trappers Association Scholarship Packet

2019 UTA Campout

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2019 Election

Election Results can be found online here. Thanks to everyone who voted.