Fur Harvesters


Welcome to the Tennessee Fur Harvesters
We are dedicated to preserving our heritage and our rights as outdoors men, with a special emphasis on trapper training, proper trapping methods and the management of Tennessee's furbearers.

TFHA invites you to attend any of our scheduled events held through out the year.  These events range from district meets, to rendezvous, to fur sales.  These events are a great opportunity for new trappers to learn more about our great sport of trapping, not to mention the many friends one will make while in the company of fellow sportsman.


The NTA has been asked to spread the word and enlist support in OPPOSING AB 44.
This bill would essentially ban the production, or possession of any products containing fur.
It is important that American consumers not allow policy makers to determine the goods we choose to purchase.

Below is a sample letter that you may use, or you may write your own.

Also, below is the letter requesting our assistance and instructions on how to send your opposition to this bill.

Please take the time to express your opposition to this bill to the appropriate parties listed below.


John Daniel, NTA President
Dear Friends of Fur,

We need your help one more time!  On Aug. 12 AB44 will be in front of the Senate Appropriations committee and we need to flood them with letters of opposition.  THESE MUST BE SUBMITTED BY END OF DAY WEDNESDAY, JULY 31.

To be included in the analysis, letters must be submitted through the committee portal (see link below).  We need letters representing both businesses and individuals as these categories are counted separately.


Please take that same letter..again typing "No On AB44" in the subject line and e-mail to the list below.

Brian Jones                                               senator.jones@senate.ca.gov

Jerry Hill                                                    senator.hill@senate.ca.gov

Anthony Portantino                                    senator.portantino@senate.ca.gov

Maria Durazo                                            senator.durazo@senate.ca.gov

Steven Bradford                                        senator.bradford@senate.ca.gov

Pat Bates                                                   senator.bates@senate.ca.gov

Robert Wieckowski                                    senator.wieckowski@senate.ca.gov

Appropriations  Staff

Ashley Ames                                            ashley.ames@sen.ca.gov
Sample letter -


I am writing to oppose AB 44 as amended 6/27/2019.

Designers and consumers recognize the value of fur as a natural, sustainable, and renewable resource.

Fur is a 30 billion dollar industry providing jobs and commerce in both rural and urban settings.

To prohibit the sale or possession of legally produced manufactured products, whether originating in the state of California or imported from other states, not only is a restriction in free enterprise but also contradicts the trade principles that our country was founded on.

American consumers should have the right to choose for themselves what products they purchase, wear, consume, display, or use in their everyday lives; so long as those products have been produced and manufactured in compliance within the guidelines and regulations within the state of their origin.

I strongly encourage you to oppose AB 44.
Next event will be:

We are needing a lot of volunteers to make this event a success,  so please contact John Daniel at (423)595-0986 if you are available.
Thank you in advance.


 I would like to welcome all the new members that have signed up to the web site.  Thank you for your interest in Trapping and our web site.We hope that you will enjoy your time here.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are signing up new to our website, you will need to be approved.  Please send an email to tfha14@gmail.com after registration.  Answer the following questions:

  1. Age & Gender
  2. Have you ever trapped before?
  3. How did you become interested with trapping?
  4. Do you belong to or support any Anti- hunting, trapping or fishing groups?
  5. Do you believe in responsible wildlife management with a regulated harvest?
  6. Do you agree to abide by the rules of this site?
  7. Do you have any friends in our association?

 Make sure to send the email from the same email you registered with and include your first and last name. Also include your username.

Also a reminder to all members, new and old, please be aware and thoughtful of the pictures you put in your photo album.  Pictures thought to be distasteful or damaging will be deleted.

TFHA Website Administrator

Subscription Problems..& Memberships Please Call

To all members, please send any new or renewal memberships along with dues to:

Tennessee Fur Harvesters

 c/o Debbie Ross-Smith

 13740 Birchwood

 Birchwood, Tn 37308


For those of you that had or is having trouble with your magazine or any other problems with your membership let me know immediately.  I want to personally apologize for any problems you have had in the recent past.  I am working to get it straightened out.

We have switched over to Trappers Post for our subscription magazine...please be patient as possible through this long process.  When you renew your membership you should start receiving the new Trappers Post.


John Daniel

                                 Election Results

The new officers are:

L. F. H. President - Laura Dies

L. F. H. Vice president - Laura Ann Smith

Membership Secretary - Debbie Ross Smith

Recording Secretary - Penny Laymance

Congrats to the new officers.  Their contact info is listed under the

 TFHA officers page.

  Awards at Fall Creek Falls State Park 2017
Director of the Year -

Ralph Cyrus

Trapper of the Year -

Stanley Hankins

Jr. Trapper of the Year - 

Quaiden Austin

Jaden Saillard

Benefactor of the Year - 

Beachel and Will Hall / Big Wills BBQ

Scott Welch / Welch's High Production Lures and Baits

Buck Ingram Award - 

Bill Rasor

Hall of Fame -

John Daniel

Lady Fur Harvester of the Year-

Penny Laymance



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