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#3258977 - 08/05/12 11:29 AM I am joining the fray!!
Dirk Shearer Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/04/12
Posts: 2
Loc: Central Ohio
Hello all,

Alot of you know me as a technologically retarded guy from Ohio. I'm trying to get with the times and reviewed some great stuff on here yesterday. I was so motivated I decided to sign up and join in the fun, education, discussion, and debate.

I am the owner of The Wildlife Control Company, Inc. and full time Wildlife Control Operator in Central Ohio, a life member of the NTA and OSTA, and former US Army officer. I was involved in the forming of NWCOA from the start and have served as past Regional Director for them. I also helped found the Ohio Wildlife Control Operators Association and served as President in the past and am again serving as the current President.

I must add, I am not currently a member of NWCOA as we are in disagreement over funds placed in trust with the Treasurer that they are unwilling to return to us unless certain (unreasonable) conditions are met.

Dirk E Shearer, President
The Wildlife Control Company, Inc.
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Dirk E. Shearer, Pres.
The Wildlife Control Company, Inc.
www.YourOhioWildlifePro.com
"Life is difficult. Accept it, rise to the meet the challenge."

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#3259036 - 08/05/12 12:14 PM Re: I am joining the fray!! [Re: Dirk Shearer]
paul antczak
Unregistered


Welcome from the Smoky's

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#3259050 - 08/05/12 12:31 PM Re: I am joining the fray!! [Re: ]
trapper4hire Offline
trapper

Registered: 06/28/09
Posts: 44
Loc: Dayton, OH
Nice to see you joining the twenty first century old man.
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#3259158 - 08/05/12 02:06 PM Re: I am joining the fray!! [Re: Dirk Shearer]
Mike Flick Offline
trapper

Registered: 04/06/12
Posts: 155
Loc: 1st civ. Div. Wood County Wi.
Welcome Dirk! I'm a big believer in local associations taking care of there own issues. Good to have you on.
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#3259193 - 08/05/12 02:27 PM Re: I am joining the fray!! [Re: Dirk Shearer]
Paul Winkelmann Offline
trapper

Registered: 07/23/08
Posts: 1202
Loc: mequon, wisconsin
Thank God, Dirk. I think some of these guys probably figured I was making this stuff up. ( I mean stealing money from the state associations ) I do make a lot of other stuff up. As long as NWCOA believes that they have the right to keep money that was earned at the state level, mending fences will be nearly impossible.

Dirk is another one of the guys who has been around as long as NWCOA and I truly cannot understand why NWCOA would want to alienate him, but then there seems to be a long list of people that have become disgusted. ( I know that some people had an argument with the old regime too, but nothing like this! )

I hope you get your money back. Actually, I hope everybody does!

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#3259240 - 08/05/12 03:06 PM Re: I am joining the fray!! [Re: Dirk Shearer]
Trapper Don Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/19/08
Posts: 11
Loc: Mass.
Hey Dirk
Welcome to the cyber world and thanks for your support here in MA with our Wildlife Services battle.
Don LaFountain

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#3259587 - 08/05/12 07:17 PM Re: I am joining the fray!! [Re: Dirk Shearer]
Mike Flick Offline
trapper

Registered: 04/06/12
Posts: 155
Loc: 1st civ. Div. Wood County Wi.
Leave it to you LT.
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#3259668 - 08/05/12 07:59 PM Re: I am joining the fray!! [Re: Dirk Shearer]
DAVE SALYS-CWCP Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/23/08
Posts: 394
Loc: somewhere in the middle of MT
Dirk, come on, technology challenged??? You always struck me as a techno geek grin. I have no issues with state funds because with six members state wide it amounts to a $1.89. Despite what I've posted I'm not anti-NWCOA, I'm anti-no answers to what they intend to do with the money. And no MR.NWCOA President, vice-pres and secretary and and and I will not contact you directly. Answer it here if you are honest and sincere in your intensions. Just saying you want to build a bigger bank account is no answer. If any officers had been present at the NTA as in years past I would have stopped to have a face to face. I was there where were you guys?
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#3259697 - 08/05/12 08:13 PM Re: I am joining the fray!! [Re: Dirk Shearer]
Paul Winkelmann Offline
trapper

Registered: 07/23/08
Posts: 1202
Loc: mequon, wisconsin
Um, Dave, you said Mike Tucker was there. He's the treasurer!

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#3259751 - 08/05/12 08:34 PM Re: I am joining the fray!! [Re: Dirk Shearer]
DAVE SALYS-CWCP Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/23/08
Posts: 394
Loc: somewhere in the middle of MT
UMM I wish he had said something. Actaully he did when a group of four of us touched on this issue, his silence on the subject was deafening. I've been out of the in crowd long enough I don't know who's who and don't care. THEY need to sell me on their value.
BUT, why didn't they have a table as in years past? OH that's right Dave's idea to stop trying to bring more hobby trappers into the WCO clan finally became their idea.


Edited by DAVE SALYS-CWCP (08/05/12 08:38 PM)
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#3260132 - 08/06/12 05:43 AM Re: I am joining the fray!! [Re: Dirk Shearer]
Bob Jameson Offline



Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 2336
Loc: SW Pa
Welcome Dirk, I am sure you will be enlightened, entertained and you may even pick up a good tip or two from our group. We all will be looking forward to you sharing your thoughts and opinions.We have a very versatile,opinionated and experienced group here. If you are thin skinned this isnt the place for you. smile
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#3260282 - 08/06/12 08:57 AM Re: I am joining the fray!! [Re: Dirk Shearer]
Jonesie Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/08/07
Posts: 307
Loc: Monroeville NJ
Dirk been a long time welcome how you doing.
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#3260301 - 08/06/12 09:19 AM Re: I am joining the fray!! [Re: Dirk Shearer]
Dirk Shearer Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/04/12
Posts: 2
Loc: Central Ohio
Gentlemen,

Thank you for the welcome. I look forward to catching up with old friends and making new ones. I hope to gain more from this than I can possibly contribute.

By the way, Paul is not making up the issue of NWCOA keeping "state chapter" funds. If any would like, I can go into more depth on the appropriate thread.

Sincerely,

Dirk E Shearer, President
The Wildlife Control Company, Inc.
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Dirk E. Shearer, Pres.
The Wildlife Control Company, Inc.
www.YourOhioWildlifePro.com
"Life is difficult. Accept it, rise to the meet the challenge."

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#3261234 - 08/06/12 08:52 PM Re: I am joining the fray!! [Re: Dirk Shearer]
Jim Bethell Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 499
Loc: Woodhull, Illinois 72
The last I heard, NWCOA has around $6,000.00 of Illinois money that the will not give back. I don't think they have the money. Bet they spent it on their conventions. Glad to have you here Dirk.

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#3261620 - 08/07/12 06:05 AM Re: I am joining the fray!! [Re: Jim Bethell]
Muddawg Offline
trapper

Registered: 06/11/12
Posts: 6
Loc: Dudley NC
Howdy, Dirk.

I'm rather computer illiterate myself and have no idea what the NWCOA is, but...

Welcome to the circus, just the same.
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Muddawg

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#3262123 - 08/07/12 01:47 PM Re: I am joining the fray!! [Re: Dirk Shearer]
Phil Nichols Offline
trapper

Registered: 10/03/07
Posts: 211
Loc: Chocowinity, NC
Welcome Dirk. The old coots here spend a lot of time "computer trapping." grin

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#3262149 - 08/07/12 02:08 PM Re: I am joining the fray!! [Re: Dirk Shearer]
Dirk Shearer Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/04/12
Posts: 2
Loc: Central Ohio
I have had several requests for additional information regarding the status of state funds that NWCOA is not releasing.

I will respond on the appropriate thread. Keep in mind, these are my opinions based on the information I have available. If additional information comes forth, I am open to adjusting my position.
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Dirk E. Shearer, Pres.
The Wildlife Control Company, Inc.
www.YourOhioWildlifePro.com
"Life is difficult. Accept it, rise to the meet the challenge."

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