Warm greetings to all as we are ten degrees above normal, makes
me worry what August will be like. Not sure what the situation
is like on the western part of the state but this side is ate smooth
up with ticks plus an equal number of skeeters. Took the dogs out
for a little early morning treerat action recently, between the
heat and bugs we weren’t out to long but it was fun plus
put two in the skillet. Also saw a young velvet fork horned buck,
two different and quite nervous does, guess their young ones were
around somewhere close.
WHAT’S GOING ON, first off need to correct some info from
the last edition, posted the wrong dates for the “Treerat
Weekend” over in Arkansas, correct dates are September 15-17.
As of now leave Friday morning so if anyone in the area needs a
ride let me know.
Mark your calendars with these dates, October 27, 28, 29, the fine
folks in Arkansas are planning to gather at the Cadron Blockhouse
for a weekend of fun. Larry Layne will be doing a braintan seminar
and Mark Grigg plans to teach twining, I’m sure there will
be serious feasting involved also.
Due to the severe drought conditions many of the events to our
west have been canceled, I was in hope of making part of the August
RMRC but will have to wait and see. Plan to try and make one of
the later events at Bent’s Fort this year also, again depending
on their current conditions.
I’ve been discussing a road trip to Chadron to visit the
Museum of the Fur Trade with a couple of the North Central folks.
The museum will have a new exhibit opening in August that sounds
great. If you are not a member I would highly recommend joining,
it’s a very fine organization with incredible historical
With the summer heat there really isn’t much going on in
the area, hopefully have some good event info by September. If
anyone has ideas on putting together a foot, canoe or any type
of trek for the Fall please let me know so we can get the insurance
filed on time and also work on scheduling. As a reminder don’t
plan anything during the deer gun seasons unless it’s a hunt
WHAT’S NEW, a very special welcome to new Louisiana member
Mr. Ken Dodson, Ken lives down in the Lafayette area but hales
originally from central Arkansas.
Mark “Rooster” Roster has accepted the nomination to
run for President of the CoHT. I was also nominated but declined
due to the simple fact that I whole heartedly support Rooster,
he is the right person at the right time for the right organization
in my humble opinion.
WHAT’S OLD, due to an unexpected road trip I missed the Cadron
Market Faire last weekend, from the brief info I’ve received
it was a great time but a tad warm. Mark Thurman did a fantastic
job, as usual, of organizing and hosting the event, Many Thanks
for all your hard work Mark.
ADVERTISEMENT, anything to peddle, swap or trade out there? I recently
purchased some very nice items from member Kristopher Parker as
did a couple others. If someone has anything they like posted let
OUTDOOR ACTIVITES, to hot to chase tree rats and tolerate the bsbbs,
the area lakes will be plenty crowded for the rest of the summer
but are usually pretty calm early of a morning. Dove season opens
in just three months which also brings the start of our Fall hunting
seasons, can’t wait!
BOOK REVIEW, still working on Langguths’ “Patriots”,
very detailed in depth work, also found a copy of Dr Kate Greggs’ “The
Road to Santa Fe” have just given it the once over and can’t
wait to get back into it, lots of very interesting information.
Had a short overnight visit from Judith Clarke which was a great
deal of fun and very informative, that gal sure knows her books!
In closing I’m attaching, with permission of Governor Rooster,
a letter/post from the Governor’s message board, I feel he
did a rather good job of it on this one. Your questions, comments
and concerns are most welcome, please forward them to the email@example.com,
firstname.lastname@example.org or good old landline / snail mail.
Take Care, Be Safe and stay cool,
OK State Rep
Greetings and Salutations
As with all organizations, the COHT has had some roller coaster
moments over the past few years but we (the board) have tried to
listen to all and address the needs of the majority for the betterment
of this fine organization, and I personally believe that we are
in for a pretty smooth ride for a considerable time span. President
Swanny, VP. Veronica Wiese, Membership Director “Wart” (Jim
Perkins), Treasurer “Moon” (Scott Hinton), and Communications
Director Dan Lambert along with the Territorial Govs have made
many sound decisions that will aide in the continuality of what
the COHT organization is about – fellowship, getting on the
ground, promoting the 1600 –1859 era, without putting you
in a situation that you have only certain amount of time to “get
it right”. We understand that the membership moves at their
own pace and desires. Thus said, the COHT still desires everyone
to learn their history, of their circa interest, strive to practice
that history to the best of their ability and share your knowledge & experiences.
As you may or may not know, we have dropped the “hard copy “ of
the magazine. Financially, it was going to bust the organization.
It was a hard decision to let it go, as it was finally a magazine
that looked like it belonged to a Nat’l organization. It
is now being posted on the membership part of our web site and
it downloads easy! That is quite a feat for me to say, as I am
about as computer illiterate as they come, thus I fought it, but
even I figured it our easily! If you do not have a computer, please
let me know and I will get the word to Dan so he can mail you out
a printed version or a CD with it on. We want you to keep getting
With the dropping of the magazine – we did vote to pick
up the extra insurance for tacticals. This rider is approximately
$1200 – I do not have the numbers in front of me. This is
now a special rider as Carpenters insurance changed their policy
this year and went with a NRA approved insurance. We are still
covered for all sanctioned hunts, treks and gathering – you
just have to get us (your state rep or myself) the word approximately
30 days before the event so we can submit it to our President so
he can let the insurance company know. Communication is the word!
Again thank you for being a part of the COHT and if there is anything
that I can turn my attention to for you – don’t hesitate
to write or call.
Rooster (Mark Roster) NC – Territorial Gov