Save Your Skulls!

PA trappers have been asked to collect raw furbearer skulls from all of the Pennsylvania furbearers. They are to be used for youth education in the Envirothon program. 67 full sets of skulls are needed (one for each county) so it is especially important for trappers to save the rarer skulls like bobcat, fisher, otter, and weasel. Please keep skulls frozen and contact your District Director, PTA State Officer, or Game Commission Regional Office about delivery or pickup. They may also be dropped off at any PA Game Commission Regional Office.

2017 Sweepstakes Winners

2017 PA TRAPPERS’ ASSOC. SWEEPSTAKES WINNERS

  1. 2017 Polaris 4 Wheeler w/trailer -Tom Mettley Palmyra, PA
  2. $500 – Mike Koerner Norristown, PA
  3. $400 – Joe Whiteduck Dickson City, PA
  4. $300 – Gary Mowery Enola, PA
  5. $300 – Bill O’Donnell Lost Creek, PA
  6. $300 – Jack Duff Ambler, PA
  7. $300 – Keith Coles Allentown, PA
  8. $400 – Don White, PA
  9. $500 – Jerry Fraleigh Annville, PA
  10. $1000 – Anna Fies Richland, PA

2018 PTA Rendezvous

Rendezvous Advertising Flyer
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PELT HANDLING DEMOSTRATIONS 2018 PTA RENDEZVOUS
Schedule of Events

Advertising

The deadline for any advertising to be in the 2018 Rondezvous program will be February 28, 2018. Any interested parties should contact Pete Ellerman @ 717- 582-6559

Tentative Vendor List

  • JOHNSON’S FURS
  • COON CREEK TRAPPERS
  • JOE GOODMAN
  • PERFECTION LURES
  • OPOSSUM HOLLOW LURES
  • RODGERS HIDES AND SUPPLIES
  • SAWMILL CREEK BAITS AND LURES
  • MURRAY’S LURES AND SUPPLIES
  • LARRY FINCH TRAP TAGS
  • SOUTHERN SNARES
  • CHUBB’S TRAPPING SUPPLIES
  • KIFE
  • F&T Fur Harvesters Trading Post
  • Houben’s Lures
  • MARK ZAGGER- COYOTE U
  • Herb Senderling
  • Night Owl Lures
  • NATCA – (North American Trap Collectors Assn.)
  • Dunlap Lures
  • Joe Mast Lures
  • Berkshire Gold
  • Eastern Exposures
  • Sleepy Creek Manufacturing
  • Sudden Valley Supply
  • Full Stretcher Lures
  • TRAPPING TIME TV
  • EPPLER FUR
  • DENNIS DOATY LEATHERCRAFT
  • MEL HERR
  • RUSTY JOHNSON LURES
  • MARK JUNE LURES
  • LEAKWAY’S TRAPPING SUPPLIES
  • PETE RAKE
  • NO B.S. LURES
  • FUR SHED FABRICATION
  • JUNIATA VALLEY TRAPPERS SUPPLY
  • PAUL DOBBINS
  • BILL KASTEN’S TRAPPING SUPPLIES
  • NAFA
  • FUR HARVESTERS AUCTION INC
  • Sterling Fur
  • BLUE RIDGE OUTDOOR SUPPLY
  • P.A. PREDATOR HUNTER ASSN
  • Carolus Trapping Supply
  • Trappers World Magazine
  • Duke Traps
  • LEESEL REUWSAAT
  • ACP Redneck Outdoors
  • P.A. Federation of Sportsman’s Clubs
  • Foxpro
  • Night Eyes Predator Hunting Lights
  • Scot Dahms- Adirondack Dick Enterprises
  • Tri- County Fire Co. Gun Calendar

Auction Items

  1.  A set of 3 different District #8 commemorative traps- ( 2, Sleepy Creek, 1- Newhouse)
  2. PTA Coyote print (framed and matted)
  3. Handmade knitted PTA throw blanket
  4. Russ Carman’s Victor #2 mink trap w/ his tag on it
  5. Handmade mirrored shelf w/ antique shot shell boxes and whiskey glasses
  6. Wood framed 2018 Rendezvous logo mirror
  7. Handmade Black Diamond wood Knife w/ sheath
  8. PTA 50 th Anniversary Rendezvous program, button and place mat ( mint condition)
  9. Edwin Hawbaker limited edition Case knife #380/500 w/ box
  10. Set of 6 Russ Carman trapping books- all signed
  11. Set of 6 Stanley Hawbaker trapping books- all signed by Edwin Hawbaker
  12. PTA 75th anniversary knife w/ mini trap in presentation box
  13. Case ” Folding Hunter” knife set ( Knife, leather belt case, honing oil, and stone)
  14. Set of 4 Furtakers of America Convention plates- 1968,1981,1982,1983.
  15. PTA 2006 Rendezvous stretcher board – ( by Mel Herr)
  16. Denali #15 Bear Trap
  17. F. C. Taylor #15 “little grizzly” Bear Trap- # 108
  18. Gold plated Sleepy Creek 11/2 offset jaw coil spring trap
  19. New York State Trappers 75 th Anniversary Trap, # 17 of 75- Sleepy Creek, 1 3/4 Canine pro, chrome plated, trap and box both numbered.
  20. A hooped beaver pelt
  21. Raccoon fur Teddy bear family ( 1- lg, 1- med, and 1- small)
  22. PTA / NATCA Rendezvous item ( wooden mouse trap) numbers 1-5 & 7-12
  23. PTA Grey fox print- by Gerald Putt- framed and matted
  24. PTA Outfoxed print- by Jack Paluh – framed and matted
  25. Coyote art print- framed and matted

**** More items may be listed at a later date


The following list is for the District #8 auction and North American Trap Collectors Association auction which will be on Saturday night at the Rendezvous.  These items will NOT be on the State PTA auction Friday night.

30 ITEMS

FOR THE PTA /NATCA CONVENTION AUCTION,  SAT. NIGHT JUNE 9TH. 2018

  1. Set of 8 different reference books on Mouse Traps
  2. Glass Minnow Trap (poss. Repo.)  Montana Bait Co. Rock creek, MT in glass
  3. 2 traps- Hand forged European trap / No. 4 size double longspring w/ drag
  4. 4 traps-Newhouse No. 1 ½ (2) – No. 1 (2) 
  5. Gagnon Killers – New- Made in Canada – set of 2 sizes 
  6. 3 traps- No. 4 The Victor/ No. 4 Victor Canada/ No. 4 Hawley & Norton 
  7. 2 traps – No. 4 size hand forged double longspring traps
  8. 3 traps – 2 No.1 Victor (different) / No. 2 Victor double long spring
  9. Early Hand forged Bear trap, double long spring 33” overall length
  10. Large rebuilt trappers pack basket with tools
  11. NATCA 25th. Anniversary trap in box  S/N 244
  12. 2 traps – No. 3 Sargent cast pan / No.24 Sargent cast 8 chain (rough)
  13. French Marty wire rat trap
  14. Box of 9 different mouse traps (nice)
  15. Handmade mirrored shelf w/antique shot shell boxes & whiskey glasses
  16. Box of 8 different mouse traps ( mostly European traps)
  17. NATCA 10th. Anniversary print Sidney, OH Art of Joe Goodman    S/N 290
  18. 4 traps – Newhouse No. 1 / 1 ½ / and 2 different No. 2
  19. Early Hand forged Wolf trap 24” overall length  (nice trap)
  20. No. 6 American Fur & Trade Co. Bear trap  S/N 1785  New condition
  21. 3 traps – No. 22 Victor double jaw traps (rusty)
  22. Box of 8 mouse traps – plastic snap traps, all different
  23. 4 traps – 2 No. 3 Hawley & Norton/No. 2 SNOC/ No. 1 ½ SNOC
  24. Unusual round base bear? Trap, w/ 18 riveted teeth, 37” overall length (nice)
  25. 2 traps – No. 4 SNOC / No. 44 SNOC
  26. 3 traps – No. 4 cast raised letter pan ATC Newhouse w/ kinkless chains
  27. Box of 6 mouse traps ( Sherman/Longworth/Crosby/Montgomery snaps (nice)
  28. 4 traps – No. 1 ½ Newhouse all different models
  29. 3 traps – No. 3 SNOC/ No. 4 SNOC/ No. 3 Hawley & Norton
  30. Handmade wood sign – (Push for Complaint Dept.) w/ red pan in a “set” trap

Sustaining Members

To become a 2018 Sustaining Member, sending a $20 check to :

Pennsylvania Trappers Association
P.O. Box 708
Hummelstown, PA 17036

Help support our organization so we can continue spreading the word about trapping!

Donna Spittle
Treasurer

2018 State Banquet

Hotel Information

Shuttle service will be available to and from the banquet venue.

Group Name: PA Trappers Association
Group Code: PTA
Check-in: 07-APR-2018
Check-out: 08-APR-2018
Hotel Name: Hilton Garden Inn Exton/West Chester
Hotel Address:
720 Eagleview Boulevard East
Exton, Pennsylvania 19341

Phone: 1-610-458-8822

$109 PLUS TAXES per night

http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/groups/personalized/P/PHLEXGI-PTA-20180407/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

D3: Fur Sale

Photos from the D3 Fur Sale with an appearance from Miss Rodeo PA 2018 Danielle Thompson