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Sumter County ATFA Meeting
May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Our next Alabama Treasure Forest Association meeting is scheduled for Tuesday,
May 21 at 7:00 p.m. at the ALFA Environmental Center in Livingston.
This meeting will be on “Trapping To Conserve And Protect Your Forest And Its
Resources”. This will not be a program on the “How To’s” of Trapping, but rather on a subject
that should be near and dear to each of us. That is protecting our personal resources like timber,
farm ponds and creeks from destructive critters such as Beaver, Otter, Muskrat, Nutria, Raccoon
and Coyote. Yes, Nutria are now in our nearby rivers and ponds. One was recently killed in
Emelle. The animals in this list dig tunnels completely through our pond dams, undercut the
banks of both streams and ponds, dam creeks and overflows, and flood and destroy timber.
Raccoons are known to feast on Turkey eggs and Quail eggs. Coyotes oftentimes overkill our
deer and rabbit populations
I have asked Professional Trappers, Steve Phillips and his son, Shaun, from Tuscaloosa,
to come and present a program for us on how trapping can eliminate excess numbers of these
varmints in order to protect our streams, farm and commercial ponds, timber and our wildlife.
Steve will describe the benefits for eliminating pest animals, can make recommendations
of local professionals who do this work, show overhead pictures of successful encounters and
answer any questions that we will certainly have.
Steve and his son Shaun are known around west Alabama as being professional and
successful trappers. They own West Alabama Wildlife Removal and co-own Down South
You will not want to miss this meeting. Please come out and support our Sumter County
Alabama TREASURE Forest Association.
For more information, contact Elliott Poole.