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March 20, 2017 Association Update

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New Members

  • Jeffrey Ell, 211 Chickahominy Bluffs, Richmond, VA 23227. (H) 540-529-2426, (C) 540-529-2426, (W) 540-529-2426, (F) 540-529-2426, jdavidell@hotmail.com. Outdoor columnist, Roanoke Star Sentinel. Previous credits in the Tug Hill Express, Adirondack Express, Roanoke Times and the Roanoke Magazine. Done a number of radio essays for Virginia Public Radio and appeared before state legislature during hearings to legalize Sunday hunting on private lands here in Virginia. (Deneen) Skills: CW; Subject Matter: AC; Sections: NR. Approved for Active membership; sponsored by Mark S. Taylor.
  • Traci Humphrey, 2216 Claflin Rd., Apt. 16B, Manhattan, KS 66502. (C) 443-340-5605, tracilh25@gmail.com. Student in the wildlife and outdoor enterprise management program at Kansas State University, which teaches you how to run an outdoor recreation business such as a hunting resort or shooting range. Spends her summers volunteering as a program director for youth adventure camp at the NRA Whittington Center. Avid hunter and shooter, and member of the Kansas State Shotgun Team. First article was published in Junior Shooters magazine, she hopes to produce many more. Subject Matter: ABCDEFGKL. Approved for Student membership; sponsored by Adam Ahlers.
  • H. J. Ledbetter, Bob ‘N Jay Outdoor Adventures LLC, 5140 S. Danube St., Centennial, CO 80015. (C) 303-880-3945, (W) 303-880-3945, jayledbetter1@gmail.com, http://www.bobnjay.com. Bob Baldwin and Jay Ledbetter have been writing outdoor stories for many years. Their stories have been published through Amazon. Bob ‘N Jay Outdoor Adventures is the holding company for their stories, and through which Bob and Jay can be booked for speaking engagements. (Pamela) Skills: BL; Subject Matter: C; Sections: M. Approved for Associate membership; sponsored by Robert Baldwin.
  • Hunter McIntosh, The Boat Company, 1200 18th St. NW, Ste. 900, Washington, DC 20036. (H) 202-468-8055, (C) 202-468-8055, (W) 202-468-8055, hunter@theboatcompany.com, http://www.theboatcompany.org. Inspired by a family legacy of environmental education, philanthropy and conservation that protects our natural resources for future generations, Hunter is steadfast on preserving nature as president of The Boat Company. The Boat Company was started in 1979 by Hunter’s father Michael McIntosh with the mission of protecting the largest remaining temperate rainforest in the Northern Hemisphere: The Tongass National Forest in Southern Alaska. This mission is carried out today through their luxury eco-cruises which allow visitors to Southern Alaska to experience nature’s beauty and see first hand the importance of conservation. It is his hope that eco tourists visiting the Alaskan outdoors with The Boat Company will be more aware of their environmental impact and contribute in their own ways to be a better steward of this earth we all share. He has also testified before Congress in the areas of fisheries and wildlife management, land protection and preservation. His philanthropic endeavors are focused on issues of conservation, health and education through his work as trustee and director of the McIntosh Foundation. To ensure that the McIntosh legacy of nature conservation continues, Hunter enjoys surfing, working in their family aquaponics garden, fly-fishing and exploring the world around them with his wife Amber and their daughter, Aspen. (Amber) Skills: CEIOQS; Subject Matter: ABKLNO; Sections: C. Approved for Active membership; sponsored by Brandon Shuler.
  • Stephen Vantassel, Wildlife Control Consultant LLC, 367 Castle Ridge Dr., Lewistown, MT 59457. (C) 402-489-1042, stephenvantassel@hotmail.com, http://www.wildlifecontrolconsultants.com. Specializes in subjects related to wildlife damage management and human-wildlife interactions. Written numerous articles on these subjects for trade magazines such as Wildlife Control Technology, Pest Management Professional, Trapper Predator Caller magazine, Fur-Fish-Game and others. Author of several books including “The Wildlife Damage Inspection Handbook,” third edition, and “The Practical Guide to the Control of Feral Cats.” Western director, National Wildlife Control Operators Association, a non-profit trade association. (Donn) Skills: BCIW; Subject Matter: IR; Sections: CM. Approved for Active membership; sponsored by Eric Arnold.
  • Taylor Wohlers, 830 Long Ln., Hamilton, MT 59840. (C) 406-546-2957, huntincutie@gmail.com. Junior high school student. Approved for Student membership.

Credentials Reviews:
The following members have successfully passed the review of their member credentials:

  • John Kruse
  • Carol Lynde
  • Ann Simpson
  • Mathew Soberg

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