Recent News & Updates

Miss Rodeo Pennsylvania 2018

The PTA is proud to sponsor the recently crowned Miss Rodeo Pennsylvania 2018, Danielle Thompson.  Miss Thompson is a trapper and hunter and we look forward to meeting her at an upcoming PTA event.  Congrats Danielle!

D2: Fur Sale – February 17, 2017

District 2 will be holding their annual fur sale on February 17th from 8:00 am until 3:00 p.m. at the Burnt Ridge Bow & Gun Club, 493 Ridge Road, Cowansville, PA.

Membership is not required; however, there is a 4% commission to sell fur and a Fur Taker’s license is required.  For more information please contact Chad at 814-257-9846.

D3: Fur Sale

PTA District 3 Fur Sale
Sunday, January 28, 2018
Washington County Fairgrounds 4-H Building

Setup at 7:30 AM
Sale Begins at 9:00 AM

Bring your Furtakers License
4% Commission on fur sold
Free Admission to all
We have 3 buyers committed to be there. Other buyers are welcome.  You may renew PTA membership or join the PTA at the sale.

Trapper Obituary: Alois A. Holencik

Alois A. Holencik, 84 years, of Coplay, died Monday November 27th, 2017 at his residence. He was the husband of the late Rose M. (Sommer) Holencik. Born in Egypt, he was the son of the late Adam J. and Frances (Prevoznik) Holencik. He was self employed in the fur trade and scrap metal business for many years. Al was a lifetime member of the PA Trappers and the National Trappers Association. He was knowledgeable and enjoyed everything connected with the outdoors. He used this knowledge & love to support himself and raise a family. He cherished the freedom this gave him. He also enjoyed spending time with his family. Alois served in the Marines during the Korean War. He was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Coplay. Survivors: Surviving are his sons, Mark “Lefty” and his wife Betsy of Coplay, and Eric of Oregon; daughters, Jill and her husband Kenneth Martin of Florida, Susan and her husband Harold Sell of Whitehall, and Laura Holencik of Coplay; brother Stephen, sisters Sophie and her husband Charles Pradel, and Veronica Robinson; grandchildren Jesse, Adam, Casey, Erica, Kelly, Jamie, Myles, Adrienne, Jacob, Amanda, Quincy and Nyla, and 17 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter Ruth Wuchter, brothers Adam and Joseph, and sisters Mary, Anna, and Aloyzina. Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30am on Thursday November 30, 2017 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church 4 S. 5th St. Coplay, PA 18037. A viewing will be held from 6:30-8:30pm on Wednesday and 9-10am on Thursday at the Brubaker Funeral Home, Inc., formerly the Robert A. Hauke Funeral Home, 327 Chestnut St. Coplay, 18037 Contributions: Memorial contributions may be made to the Catholic Social Agency, 900 S Woodward St, Allentown, PA 18103. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.brubakerfuneralhome.com.

Trapper Obituary: Ronald Shriver

Ronald “Stink” Shriver, 67, of Claysville, died on November 28, 2017 suddenly at the Washington Hospital. He was born May 24, 1950, in Washington, a son of the late Beryl and Margaret Shriver.

Also deceased is a sister, Barbara Ford.

Ron was an Iron Worker Local #3, served in the Marine Corp, avid Trapper, and dog lover.

Surviving are his companion, Karen Plunkett of Avella; brothers Thomas Shriver of Indiana, Daniel Shriver (Goldie) of Valley Grove; and Paul “Bos” Shriver (HP) of Taylorstown; a sister Susanna Shriver of Valley Grove; many nieces and nephews; and his dog Taz.