I am 60 yrs. old and live in Evansville Ind. I am a furbuyer ,rootbuyer, trapper,boardmaker, and tool and die maker. I been buying fur and roots since 1976 and been trapping since 1957. I am semi retired in the tool and die bussiness and only work in the spring and summer when fur or root season is not in. If I can help anybody needing to sell roots and fur, pm me. I just applied for a Ky. Ginseng license today and should have it in a week or so.
I live in Whitley County and am president of UTK. I work for the US Geological Survey and get to look at tracks in the mud a lot while I'm at work. I have two children. Josh is 14 and Katie is 13. My wife Stacey supports my trapping fully and even goes along with me when I'm after cats especially.
UTK Life Member NRA Life Member Still trapping but getting slower
my name is Fred Stephens ,I'm from Hancock Co.I used to trap with my great uncle in the mid 70's creekrats, mink and coons..My son Josh(Itchy) is 15 and he's wanting to learn how to trap so looks like I'm back into it again..looking forward to catching a few cats ,yotes and beaver.we"ll be pestering you all for advice,hope we don't drive you all nuts
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Hi all, My name is Keith Thomas, I'm from Spencer County , I'm married to a wonderful wife of 19 yrs, with 2 beautiful daughters, Brittany and Brooke. It's been 20 yr.s since I last run a trapline and have decided to get back out there this year, so, will probably be asking alot of questions, By the way Glad to see the site open, hope to see it turn out to be a great place for questions, fellowship and unity.
Post by thumbcatcher on Oct 18, 2006 12:30:58 GMT -5
My name is Bob Woeste, I live in Campbell County. Married to Kathy 19 Yrs have 3 children Emma, Matt and Nick. Nick my youngest is my shadow when it comes to hunting and fishing and especialy trapping, he is 13. My Second oldest likes to Hunt and fish but has other teenage things of interest. Nick I am proud to say is a Life Member of UTK, at age 13. I've been a Ky Farm Bureau Insurance Agent for 27 Yrs. My time is limited trapping but the days I get in is worth all the time and money in the world. We mainly consintrate on Coons, Coyotes and Foxes. If I had the time which hopefully someday that dream of retirement will come along I would like to go after more Beaver. I have a real passion for trapping, but enjoy all the great outdoors.
My name is Paul Mullins/43 from Knott County in the eastern part of the state. I was a trapping addict when I was younger and then life made me go to work. Now that I was forced to retire early, I am afraid the addiction is coming back. I think worse than ever...
Post by ladytrapper on Oct 20, 2006 20:27:34 GMT -5
Hello, my name is Lisa West and I'm the wife of 7th District's Director Phillip West. I've always enjoyed being in the outdoors, especially fishing, but since I've met Phillip he's got me interested in other outdoor activities like hunting and now trapping. I was always a little hesitant about trapping because I am such an animal lover and I never really understood what trapping meant to the preservation of animal wildlife. While attending the UTK flings and listening to the Dept. of Fish and Wildlife personnel, as well as the members and directors of UTK talk about what a necessity trappers are for wildlife management I really began to understand what trapping was all about. I'm proud to say that I am a trapper and a member of UTK. ;D
Hey all my name is Rob Mester I'm 42 and just moved to Ky.I'm married to my wife of 17 yrs and have a 16 yr son and a 13 yr son born and raised in MI moved to florida cuz I thought it was the place to be well after 12 years I decided KY was a better place.I'm a hunter fisherman and of coarse a trapper I live in green county.
Hi UTK Trappers! My name is Linda Hayes and my husband Chet is the trapper in our family. Chet and I have been married 11 years. I was a city girl, but quickly had to adapt to the country. My eyes have been opened to the country way of life. I had no idea that trappers were still around until I met Chet. He has taught me a lot about wildlife, their habitat, and why it is necessary to trap. I have been involved with Chet in the UTK as far as the business with UTK and Frankfort. I have learned quite a bit how the whole process works and why trapping is important. I am glad to see UTK become the organization that it is. Although I do not trap myself, I am proud to say that I am a life member and will support this group of fine people as long as the UTK is around.
My name is Jamie Hollin. I live in SE KY, Clay County to be exact. I work for the public school system here. My little trapping group consists of my Dad, brother, and son. We are into everything that has anything to do with the outdoors, but trapping has really been on the forefront for the last 3 years.
My name is James Couch and I live in Corbin, Ky. Im married to my wife of 15 years, Kelly and we have three boys. Jeff 14, Josh 12 and Jacob 9. Im new to trapping with this really being my first year. I gave it a shot a year ago and realized that I wasnt as prepared as I needed to be. Well this year is gonna be different ( I hope) Ive always enjoyed hunting and fishing, but trapping is so much more exciting.