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2018 UTA Convention
UTA Convention is September 7-8, 2018
We look forward to another great convention. This year we will have as our special guest Mr. Dave Tatum. He is a caller and trapper from South Dakota. He is also a former regional supervisor for state trappers in his part of South Dakota. Dave is an excellent caller and trapper and is an amazing shot with his favorite coyote rifle. I think you will enjoy his presentation and learn as much as possible as I intend to do.
We will hold the Friday night hamburger social on September 7th at 6:00 P.M. at the Juab County Fairgrounds between the multi-purpose buildings where the fur sale is held. Come one, come all and enjoy each other’s company. Meet new people, make great new friends. We look forward to seeing you there.
Saturday morning the festivities will begin at 8:30 with Dave Tatum’s demo on trapping and related items. Please support our concession stand. It is for you and to support the association. We will have a bucket raffle again this year with a great prize. There will be other items to buy tickets for as well as a silent auction. Walter Szarek of Great Basin snares is holding a Trappers Education Course during the day Saturday. If you would like to sign up, contact Walter at 385-231-0404.
Our Saturday schedule will go as follows:
8:30 to 9:45 - Dave Tatum of South Dakota- Trapping demo
10:00 - Otis Latham of Colorado- Fur demo, Cats & Coyotes
11:00 - Tracy Truman- Trapping demo
12:00 to 12:45- Lunch Break
12:45 to 1:30- Membership meeting
1:30 - Dave Tatum- Calling demo
2:30 - Robert Helms- Trapping demo
3:30 - Steve Nelson- Damage Trapping
4:30 - Stan Bassett- Raccoon Trapping
Saturday evening will be our banquet dinner at 6:30, with roast/smoked pork. We encourage anyone attending to please bring a potluck dish to help with the food. Thank you for that help. During the dinner we will hold our awards ceremony, our annual live auction and the finale will be the drawing for the raffle, plus awarding those prizes for the most tickets sold by individuals.
First prize will be a Ruger 10/22 w/ walnut stock with the UTA bobcat logo carved into the butt stock
Second prize will be a Fox-pro Hammer-jack e-caller
Third prize will be a Lost Creek cooler and forth prize will be one dozen #2 Coil spring traps
2018 Convention RaffleThe UTA Raffle this year will be similar to last year. Raffle tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00
Prizes will be as follows:
1st - Ruger American Predator rifle in 6.5 Creedmore with Vortex 6-24x50 scope
2nd - Fort Knox 18 gun safe
3rd - Stoeger Model 3500 3.5” semi-auto camo shotgun
4th - Camp Chef Smoker
5th - 65 quart Lost Creek Cooler (Note: Lost Creek coolers are similar to Yeti)
We ask for your support in making this raffle a great success as it has been and is our primary fund raiser for the association.
We appreciate the UTA membership and your support of the officers. Without the membership the UTA is nothing. You are its strength. Please continue to be strong for trapping and conservation. We as sportsmen/women are the true conservationists as we put our work and money where our mouths are in support of our wildlife resources. Thank you.
Come out and attend this year’s convention. It will be a good time with a great line up for demonstrations. Also come enjoy the banquet dinner and awards ceremony as well as the live auction. Meet and make new friends and gab with old friends.
Utah Trappers Association Scholarship InformationFor applicants interested in our Scholarship Program, your scholarship application must be postmarked by August 31, 2018 (please note that we have extended the cutoff date due to the late notice). 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:
c/o Amber Bassett Child
PO Box 25
Hyrum, UT 84319
Utah Trappers Association Scholarship Packet
2018 UTA Fur Sale
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