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CTA
Oct 07, 2021
In CTA Minutes
Attendance: Scott Kneeland, Fred Becker, Bill Harrell Rob Lee, Jules & Laure Perreault, Tip Garrett, Fred Rich, John McGrath, Donna Peck. Treasurers Report read motion made and accepted Executive Report: Fred, Scott & Rob met with DEEP, Bill was unable to attend. Volunteer beaver trapping issues were discussed at length. Chris Vann will now notify DEEP Dispatch of special permits and not just the district Sergeant. Possibly a mentor program to help the future number of available volunteer trappers. Howard Kilpatrick is working on new Fisher tags. County Directors Report: Fred Rich talked about us at the Woodstock fair. CCAC Report: no meeting until September Old Business: Awards were named and voted on The changes to the Constitution and By-Laws were discussed. Meeting adjourned 8:57
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CTA
Mar 02, 2020
In CTA Minutes
Minutes of the  January 22,2020 Meeting Called to order at 7:03 P. M. Attendance:   Fred Becker Jr., Fred Becker Sr., Scott Kneeland, Jules Perreault, Laure Perreault, Bill Harrell, Rob Lee, Fred Rich, Jacob Gregory, Don Dandelski, Tom Hart, Scott Ballou, David Shepeck, Ray Peck, Donna Peck, Bob Andryzeck, Tip Garritt, Rich Orlando. Minutes of the November meeting were read, Jules moved to accept Fred Becker Sr. second, motion passed Treasurers report was read Fred Rich moved to accept pending audit, Scott Kneeland seconded, motion passed. President’s report: Fred Becker Jr. explained that Capt. Williams comment was not correct and he did not say the quoted conversation that was published. It was common opinion that we would not pursue any further action at this time. Possum issue earlier last year was determined to be a home owner that improperly placed a trap to protect his garden. The 83 year old home was spoken too and advised on proper trap placement. We thanked those who have taken on young trappers as a mentor program. Vice President Report:  Jules gave a update on last years trapping classes and all instructors will have a meeting on February 9th. with Tom Donlon to set the class schedule for the 2020 training season. Bill Harrell went over the pamphlet and we will add the web site address. Fred Rich and Tip Garritt spoke on the Farm Bureau luncheon they attended. CCAC Report: nothing special at this time. NTA: Rob Lee stated that there will be a election for Vice President position between Buell and Freidrich . FTA: Fred Becker Jr. spoke on the Environmental Committee. Bob Andryzeck spoke about the upcoming sportsman shows and the positions that needed to be filled. Annual fur sale will be April 4th at the Fin Fur and Feather Club in Chaplin again. Tom Gebo  will be there and we agreed to do a 50/50 raffle. Laure had a sample of the new life time members cards that we will be using. The lobbyist with the NWCO’s has no contract as of yet, they will let us know how much money we need to contribute. Laure is still trying tirelessly to get the issue with the magazine’s resolved. Membership cost as follows: $25.00 regular membership $48.00 regular 2 year membership $10.00 junior membership $350.00 life membership Advanced trappers training will be on June 7th at Meriden Rod & Gun Club. Instructors to do demos to be determined. Motion to adjourn at 9:08 by Scott Kneeland, seconded by Fred Becker Sr. Motion passed. Respectfully Submitted Scott Kneeland
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CTA
Jan 28, 2020
In CTA Minutes
Minutes of Nov 27 2019 meeting called to order at 7:08pm Attendance: Fred Becker Jr, Fred Becker Sr, Jules Perreault, Tip Garritt, Rob Lee, and Scott Kneeland. Minutes were read and motion made and accepted to accept minutes. Treasurers report was read motion made to accept for audit motion passed. New Business: New table runners received and a motion to order 2 more. Motion was accepted. Rick Schoonover to send 30 copies of Trapping & Fur Bearer Mngmnt by Tom Decker. These will be put into package to be delivered to the Environment Committee. Tip Garritt and Fred Rich attended the 100th Farm Bureau anniversary meeting. Steve Revitisky suggested that the MWCO Assoc. join the Farm Bureau. Jules Perreault spoke on our trapper education classes. We have held 6 classes last year. Tom Gebo will be attending the April Fur sale. NTA report from Rob Lee, Dan Eaton resigned Jim Buell from to fill vacancy. Motion to adjourn and passed at 8:49pm Respectfully submitted Scott Kneeland
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CTA
Dec 02, 2019
In CTA Minutes
October 30, 2019 Meeting Called to order at 7:10 P.M. Attendance: Fred Becker Jr., Fred Becker SR., Jules Perreault, Laure Perreault, David Shepeck, Tip Garritt, Donna Peck, Ray Peck, Bob Andryzeck, Bill Harrell, Rob Lee, Fred Rich, Don Dandelski, Scott Balou, Scott Kneeland. Minutes of the October convention were read. Bill Harrell moves to accept, Fred Rich seconded. Motion passed. Treasurers report read, Scott Kneeland moved to accept pending audit, Fred Rich Seconded. Motion passes. New Business:  Jim Critchley Scholarship to be one $750 candidate. David Shepeck is the new Litchfield County Director. Alex Breen to stay as FTA Director & Public Relations Director. Herb Sobanski of the Connecticut Fur Harvesters proposed changes to the CCAC to the beaver season and coyote land trapping season. We went over our new CTA pamphlet and made minor changes before printing. Bill Harrell has been in contact with the Greenwood Fur Co. about policies and possible pick up of fur. All fur handling is on their web site. Laure Perreault asked if we wanted to increase the dues by $2, it was decided against. We will be stopping the magazines completely and handle our own membership renewal. And eventually renew all members in the same month. Fred Rich suggests that we ask for donations in our web site and Facebook page. Laure Perreault got back prices and proofs  on banners for the table runners. Jules Perreault moved to buy one table runner 96”x60” Bob Andryzeck seconded. Motion passed. Next meeting is on November 27, 2019 Scott Kneeland moved to adjourn, Fred Rich seconded. Motion passed Respectfully submitted Scott Kneeland NO MEETING IN DECEMBER Next meeting January 29
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CTA
Nov 04, 2019
In CTA Minutes
October 5, 2019 Minutes, Convention Meeting and Election Attendance: Fred Becker Jr., Fred Becker Sr., Fred Rich, Rob Lee, Scott Kneeland, Bob Andryzeck, Jules Perreault, Laure Perreault, Bill Harrell, Tip Garrett, John McGrath. Al Potter.  Many members and guests. Called to order @ 10:00 A.M. First order of business was the raffle drawing. Guest Rick Schoonover spoke on the importance of continued vigilance on our fight to preserve trapping in Connecticut and help stop the threat to all the remaining New England States. How important it is to grow our membership. Treasurers report was read, Fred Rich moved to approve, Scott Kneeland second. Motion passed pending audit. Minutes of the last meeting were read, Fred Rich moved to accept, Bob Andryzeck second. Old Business; Fred Rich spoke on the Woodstock Fair and Ag Day and the importance of our attendance. He thanked everyone for their help and support. New Business; Jules donated a Fisher and mink mount for our display. A special thank you to David Whitney for donating his time and skill to complete the mounts and to Jules Perreault for paying for the materials and providing the animals. Bob Andryzeck spoke on the need for fur clothing display and posters for our booth at the Hartford and Springfield shows. Our motto will be “Nothing Wasted” Guest Speaker DEEP Paul Rego spoke on the bobcat program and said there will be no tag and collar this season. Next season will most likely be only the Farmington Valley. Paul also spoke on the on going bear problems and the rapid growth of the bear population. He also said there appears to be  a decline in Fisher population and the harvest next season will be reduced from 4 to 2. Awards were presented. Junior Trapper Will Lee, Trapper of the year Nate Sherry, Trappers hall of fame Rob Lee, George Finch Fred Becker Sr. Election of Officers, only nominees were Fred Becker President, Jules Perreault Vice President West, Bill Harrell Vice President East, Laure Perreault Secretary, Laure Perreault Treasurer. There was no discussion or nominations from the floor. All officers were elected to a full term. Motion to adjourn Scott Kneeland, seconded Bill Harrell motion passed Adjourned 11:19 A.M. Respectfully Submitted Scott H Kneeland
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CTA
Oct 28, 2019
In CTA Minutes
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE RAFFLE WINNERS 1st place Ron Doucette $500 ticket #1527                          2nd place David Garritt $400 ticket #3687 3rd place Chris Bowen  $300 ticket #3908                 4th place Mike Blackwood $200 ticket #3372        5th place Chris Bowen   $50.00 ticket #3917 6th place Nick Zemek    $50.00 ticket #3971 AND A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL WHO SOLD OR BROUGHT THERE TICKETS.  AND A HUGE THANK YOU TO THE BIG EFFORTS OF RAY AND DONNA PECK WHO SOLD 20 BOOKS OF TICKETS.  CAN NOT THANK YOU ENOUGH AND ANYONE ELSE WHO SOLD MORE THAN ONE BOOK. September 25, 2019 minutes Meeting called to order 7:00P.M. In Attendance: Fred Becker Jr., Fred Becker SR., Bill Harrell, Jules Perreault, Laure Perreault, Tip Garrett, Scott Kneeland, Rob Lee, Bob Andryzeck, Ray Peck, Donna Peck, Stefan Churyk. Minutes of the August meeting were read. Motion made a motion to accept, Tip Garrett second. Treasurers report read. Motion to accept pending audit by Bill Harrell, second Tip Garrett. Discussion;  Dave Shepeck will also sit on the legislative committee that was formed.  Ag day at the Woodstock fair grounds was a good turnout with positive feedback. The Connecticut outdoor event at Hammonasset was a great success. Old Business; Convention on October 5 we have no cook as of yet, members will need to step up and fill in.  The meeting will begin at 9:00 A.M. election of officers will be at 9:45, the raffle will be drawn at 10:00 as required by our permit.10:15 Jason Hawley biologists from the DEEP will update us on the bobcat program. Skinning demonstrations will follow outside. New Business; The NTA membership drive was explained by Rob Lee. Next meeting is October 30,2019 Motion to adjourn 8:35, seconded and passed Respectfully Submitted Scott H Kneeland Next meeting Oct 30,2019 7:00pm DeKoven House Middletown CT  open to all members
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CTA
Sep 26, 2019
In CTA Minutes
Meeting call to order7:01pm In Attendance: Fred Becker Jr, Fred Becker Sr, Bill Harrell, Jules & Laure Perreault, Tip Garritt, Scott Kneeland, Rob Lee, Bob Andryzeck, Ray & Donna Peck. Also a nonmember Rich Orlando Minutes read motion made and accepted to accept minutes Treasurers report read motion made and accepted to put report on audit. Old Business: Fred Becker Jr reported on the trip to Olsen’s.  He had discussions at length with NTA President John Daniels about the future of trapping and the possibilities of needing to hire a Lobbyist. New Business:  We formed a Legislative committee to contact Legislators and work for their support. Motion made to adjourn it was seconded.  Meeting adjourned 8:39pm Respectfully Submitted Scott Kneeland  
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CTA
Sep 10, 2019
In CTA Minutes
Meeting called to order 7:37pm In Attendance Fred Becker JR, Fred Becker Sr, Bill Harrell, Jules Perreault, Laure Perreault, Tip Garrett, Scott Kneeland, Rob Lee, Bob Andryzeck. Minutes read and motion made and accepted to accept. Treasurers report read motion made and accepted for audit Rob Lee gave a report from the NTA Convention he attended. Bb Andryzeck asked for help at the hunting and fishing day at Hammonasset Park on Sept 15, 2019 Meeting adjourned at 8:49pm Respectfully submitted Scott Kneeland
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CTA
Sep 10, 2019
In CTA Minutes
Meeting Called to order at 7:00pm In Attendance Fred Becker JR, Fred Becker Sr, Fred Rich, Bill Harrell, Jules Perreault, Laure Perreault, Tip Garrett, Scott Kneeland, Tom Hart, Ray Peck, Donna Peck. Minutes read and motion made and accepted to accept. Treasurers report read motion made and accepted for audit. Fred Becker discussed the Grant awards given. Advanced trapping class cancelled this year at the Meriden rod and gun club. Jules Perreault thanked all instructors for attending the training in Hadley Massachusetts. Laure Perreault brought up raffle  discussion to change from gift cards to cash,  Motion made and passed. Fred Rich volunteered to cover the Ag Day on Sept 21. Nominating committee was formed for elections of officers. Scott Kneeland chairmen Donna & Ray Peck volunteered to assist. Motion to adjourn 8:53. Respectfully submitted Scott Kneeland
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CTA
Jul 01, 2019
In CTA Minutes
May, 2019 Meeting was called to order at 7:15.  In attendance were Jules Perreault, Bob Andryzeck, Fred Rich , Scott Ballow, Michael Toffness , Scott Kneeland, Tom Hart, and Rob Lee.                                                                                Motion to accept treasurers report for audit was made and passed. Motion was made and passed to accept minutes from last meeting Fred Becker, Jr. and Laure Perreault were unable to attend due to giving an educational grant on the same night.  The CTA awarded two grants this year, each in the amount of $750.00. The state DEEP Outdoor Day will be held at Hammonasset State Park in the Nature Center this year. Motion was made and passed to conclude the meeting at 8:27
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CTA
Jun 11, 2019
In CTA Minutes
April 2019 Meeting called to order7:02.  In Attendance Fred Becker Jr, Fred Becker Sr, Jules Perreault, Bob Andryzeck, Fred Rich Scott Baiilou, Scott Kneeland, Tom Hart, Ray & Donna Peck, Tip Garrett and Rob Lee. Motion to accept Treasurers report for audit made and passed. Motion to accept minutes from last meeting made and passed. Fred Rich gave Fred Becker an application for a booth at the Woodstock Fair. Nothing new to discuss on legislation.  We will have to wait until the session ends on June 5th to see if an amendment is raised with anti-trapping language. It was discussed and decided on by the Board that the Raffle will consist of gifts cards only. DEEP has a meeting scheduled for May 29 to discuss new game regs, CTA strongly supports lowering the Fisher harvest from 4 to 2 yrly. Motion made and passed to conclude the meeting at 8:57. Meeting submitted by Rob Lee Next meeting June 26 at 7:00pm DeKoven House Middletown
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CTA
Apr 29, 2019
In CTA Minutes
March 2019 Meeting called to order 7:02. In attendance were Fred Becker Jr, Fred Becker Sr, Jules & Laure Perreault, Bob Andryzeck, Fred Rich, Scott Kneeland, Scott Baillou, Dave Shepack, Tom Hart, Al Jones, Bill Harrell, Don Dandelski, John McGraph, Nate Sperry, Mark Veilloux, Tip Garrett, Mike Ose and Rob Lee. Treasurers report given motion made to accept for audit and passed Minutes read and motion made to accept and passed. It was discussed that everyone on the Environment Committee should get emails for each of us again. Mike Ose spoke about our testimony and how legislation works in the CGA. There was a good turnout at the Springfield Sportsmen Show and the CTA reached out to many people regarding the proposed anti trapping legislation. Motion made and passed to conclude meeting at 9:17. The next meeting is May 29, 2019 at 7:00pm at the Dekoven House in Middletown
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CTA
Mar 11, 2019
In CTA Minutes
Meeting called to order at 7:05. In attendance were Fred Becker Jr, Fred Becker Sr, Jules Perreault, Bill Harrell, Rob Lee, Fred Rich, Scott Kneeland, Tip Garrett, Mark Veilloux, Ray & Donna Peck, Al Potter, Chris Annino, Danny Morino and John McGrath, Motion made and accepted to put treasurers report up for audit. Motion made and passed to accept minutes. Rick Jacobsen, Anne Kilpatrick and Chris Vann from the DEEP attended and discussed the volunteer beaver trapping program and answered questions from those in attendance. Motion was made and passed to conclude the meeting at 9:05.
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CTA
Jan 17, 2019
In CTA Minutes
Meeting called to order at 7:05. In attendance were Fred Becker Jr, Fred Becker Sr, Jules & Laure Perreault, Bill Harrell Rob Lee, Fred Rich, Scott Kneeland, Don Dandelski and Bob Andryzeck. Minutes and Treaurers reports read motion made to accept and passed. Motion made to have beaver mount reconditioned by a taxidermist motion made and passed. Motion made and passed to make Bill Hyatt an honorary Lifetime members Jules spoke of how at the last coyote class given by the CTA, there were 23 attendees who had never set a trap with 18 who never went through the basic trapping class. Motion made and passed to conclude meeting at 8:20. Minutes submitted by Rob Lee
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CTA
Jan 17, 2019
In CTA Minutes
Meeting came to order at 10:06. In attendance were Fred Becker JR, Fred Becker Sr, Jules & Laure Perreault, Rob Lee, Fred Rich, Scot Kneeland, Tom Hart, Tip Garritt and Mark Veilloux. Treasurers report read motion made to accept for audit and passed Minutes read and motion made to accept and passed. Fred Jr spoke to the assembled members about the Education Grant that the CTA revived and gave to a recipient this year. Awards were given as follows : Trapper Hall of Fame Mark Veilloux Trapper of the Year Al Jones Certificates of Appreciation were given to Ray & Donna Peck, Roger Zemek, Austin Marks and Alex Breen. Founding members present were presented with a plaques that will hang on the wall at Fin Fur and Feather Club they were Tom Hart- Tip Garritt and Fred Becker Sr. Guest speaker Rep Doug Dubitsky spoke about getting more kids involved with trapping. He also spoke about educating the state reps in our districts on trapping. Jason Hawley and Paul Rego from the DEEP gave a presentation on the bobcat study. Very interesting stuff. Motion made and passed to conclude meeting at 11:30 Minutes submitted by Rob Lee
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CTA
Jan 17, 2019
In CTA Minutes
Meeting called to order at 7:10 . In attendance were Fred Becker Jr, Fred Becker Sr, Laure Perreault, Billy Harrell, Rob Lee, Don Dandelski, Donna Peck, Fred Rich, Scott Kneeland and Tip Garritt. Treasurers report was read and a motion to accept treasurers report for audit was made and passed. Olson’s Trappers Weekend was reported slow due to weather. Bill Harrell will man a booth for the CTA at Herkimer convention. *Sept 8 will be the Advanced Trapper Training class *Sept 29 will be annual convention at the Fin, Fur & Feather Clun in Chaplin. *Sept 22 will be DEEP Outdoor Day at Franklin. CTA will have a booth. *Oct 27 is proposed date for the CTA kids day at the Meriden Rod & Gun Club. Kids will eat free that day so bring out your kids. All traps and equipment donated by Pat Quinn will be at the convention for sale on Sept 29. Motion was made and passed to conclude the meeting at 8:48. Minutes submitted by Rob Lee
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CTA
Jan 17, 2019
In CTA Minutes
10 members present, Treasurers report read and accepted. Jules Perreault volunteered to return the cost of the second person bear hunt Discussion about Bob Crook retiring. Concern about getting a new lobbyist about cost and support of trapping. Discussion about education grant have applicant name is Grant McGee. Grant McGee awarded Jim Critchley Grant. Alex to present Jim Lagrotteria with plaque and possibly interview Jim. Raffle discussion gift cards voted on. Meeting adjourned at 8:10 Minutes submitted by Bob Andryzeck
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CTA
Jan 17, 2019
In CTA Minutes
Meeting call to order at 7:16. In attendance were Ray & Donna Peck, Tom Hart, Alex Breen, Rob Lee, Fred Becker Jr & Sr, Jules & Laure Perreault, Scott Baillou, Fred Rich, Billy Harrell, Don Dandelski and Scott Kneeland. Motion made to accept minutes and Treasurers report for audit accepted. Sept 8 is the date for the Advanced Trapper Training Class at Meriden Rod and Gun. Pasta dinner made 395 profit. Date of Fall Convention was set for Sept 29th at the Fin Motion made and passed to conclude the meeting at 8:27. Minutes submitted by Rob Lee
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CTA
Jan 17, 2019
In CTA Minutes
Meeting called to order at 7:00. In attendance Fred Becker Jr., Fred Becker Sr., Jules Perreault, Ray Peck, Rob Lee, Tip Garritt, Bob Andryzeck, Alex Breen, Tom Hart, Fred Rich, Scott Ballou and Mark Veilloux. Motion made to accept minutes and was passed. Motion made to accept treasurers report for audit motion passed. Muskrat, beaver dinner is all set to happen. Details for the fur auction are the following: no commission to be paid by sellers for fur, no license to buy will be provided by CTA and door opens at 7. Motion was made and passed to provide 1 yr. membership for any child under 16 years of age who attends CTA event and is not currently a member. Rick Schoonover, Ron Leggett and Toby Edwards will all be given honorary Lifetime Memberships for their contributions to the CTA. Motion was made and passed to conclude the meeting at 8:17. Minutes submitted by Rob Lee
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CTA
Jan 17, 2019
In CTA Minutes
Meeting was called to order at 7:02. In Attendance were Fred Becker Sr, Fred Becker Jr, Jules Perreault, Donna & Ray Peck, Rob Lee, Tip Garritt, Bob Andryzeck, Alex Breen, John McGrath, Raymond Volikos, Remi Zimnoch, Tom Hart, Fred Rich, Scott Kneeland, Bill Harrell and Michael Toftness. Motion was made to accept minutes and was passed. Motion to accept treasurers report for audit was made and passed. Pasta dinner will be fundraiser for NTA trip. There will be a gun raffle at the dinner there will be a M&P shield 9mm and a Mossberg shotgun. Bear raffle is in process. 56 tickets need to be sold to break even. CTA will not attend Sportsmen’s Day at the LOB. Motion was made and passed to conclude the meeting at 8:42
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