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LTAHA Open Letter
Long-time Secretary and former President Ryan Schaefer has decided to take a break from the officer position in 2022. Ryan, a life member of the LTAHA, will continue to serve on the board of directors and will continue to instructing in our education department. Ryan has been instrumental in helping the Association develop the education program though funding needed to support our joint venture workshops with LDWF. During Ryan's tenure, he has severed as Chairman of the Louisiana Wildlife Federation (LWF), as well as Co-Chair and current Chairman of the Fur Advisory Council (FAC). Ryan also developed the modern live otter market through due diligence and determination. Ryan's research of the federal and state laws combined with his persistent pursuit of the "right way" led to Louisiana otter being placed all over the world for restocking and studies. I would like to personally thank Ryan for the service he has provided his fellow trappers and wish him full cages and slick otter trails.
With Ryan's departure the LTAHA would like to introduce our new Secretary, Justin Ebarb. Justin is a life long resident of Louisiana and has been in the trapping industry for more than 20 years. After high school Justin enlisted in the United State Marine Corps, where he served four years with multiple deployments. After his enlistment Justin returned to the trapping industry and helped supplement his income while attending college at Northwestern State University by trapping local management areas and farms. Justin's knowledge of the industry is well founded in the old school ways, while he enjoys studying and testing modern tools and techniques in recent years. Justin has a Bachelor's of Science with concentration in Natural Science and a Minor in Wildlife Management, which has led him to the education side of trapping with the LTAHA. Justin's understanding of studies and research, with extensive knowledge of wildlife, brings new insight to our education program with a data driven approach. Please help welcome Justin Ebarb to the position of Secretary/Treasurer.
Please address all future membership question to Justin at,
261 Sandy Lane
Marksville LA, 71351
170 Thomas St
Sarepta, LA 71071
February 20, 2022