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#5766027 - 01/09/17 08:29 PM Re: Gene Purdy - sad news [Re: ~ADC~]
Outlaw99 Online   shocked
trapper

Registered: 01/28/13
Posts: 2963
Loc: sw iowa
Gene has done so much for Trapping in the state of Iowa, and nationwide; affected so many people in a positive way. Truely one of the greats. Thank you Gene for everything
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"....it's been making me lonesome, onory, and mean". www.derricks-nm.com

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#5766129 - 01/09/17 09:12 PM Re: Gene Purdy - sad news [Re: Outlaw99]
krumui Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 319
Loc: East Central Illinois
I have known Gene for quite some time, but got to know him a lot better while serving with him on the Fur Takers board. In fact Gene had served as Chairman of the Board for the past few years. He was a guy who always got the job done and did it well. We will all miss him and the trapping family will not be the same without him.

Louie

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#5766516 - 01/10/17 08:30 AM Re: Gene Purdy - sad news [Re: ~ADC~]
flash Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 959
Loc: smithfield, virginia
prayers for all.

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#5766644 - 01/10/17 10:12 AM Re: Gene Purdy - sad news [Re: ~ADC~]
blackhammer Offline
trapper

Registered: 06/12/08
Posts: 1691
Loc: sseMinnesota
One of a kind. Thoughts and prayers sent
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Ah,for the life of a millionaire,say some,but just let me stay a trapper. Bill Nelson

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#5766926 - 01/10/17 02:03 PM Re: Gene Purdy - sad news [Re: ~ADC~]
PopPop Offline
trapper

Registered: 09/26/09
Posts: 368
Loc: NJ
Prayer sent.

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#5766949 - 01/10/17 02:22 PM Re: Gene Purdy - sad news [Re: ~ADC~]
MoCat Offline
trapper

Registered: 08/15/08
Posts: 30
Loc: Humboldt County, NV
Sorry to read the sad news about Gene. I've known him for more than 20 years. I spent time with him at the NTA in Owatonna, MN, and watching a demo together. Gene was a top notch coon man and I'll miss his friendship. Sending prayers to Gene and his family.

Morris Fenner

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#5766977 - 01/10/17 02:56 PM Re: Gene Purdy - sad news [Re: LLtrapper]
yukonjeff Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/02/08
Posts: 1604
Loc: M.T.V. Alaska
Originally Posted By: LLtrapper
This picture was of Gene when we went to Seattle to watch our fur sell at SAGA/Furharvesters sale. One of the finest men I ever have known and his wife has been a trooper in this whole thing. LLL




I sat with him during that sale, had fun talking with him the whole time. Great man. RIP

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#5767001 - 01/10/17 03:14 PM Re: Gene Purdy - sad news [Re: ~ADC~]
Cindy Offline


Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 1762
Loc: Bedrock, Arizona
One of the saddest things I have heard lately! It is a real shame. Gene is a man of men and will be sorely missed by so many!
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#5767027 - 01/10/17 03:53 PM Re: Gene Purdy - sad news [Re: ~ADC~]
yotetrapper30 Online   content
trapper

Registered: 05/30/11
Posts: 6981
Loc: Oakland, MS
This is very sad news. Saw Gene several times over the years at the conventions, and had a few good phone conversations with him a couple years ago. He was the man behind the curtain of the NTA demos for years, a truly thankless job. Prayers for Gene and his family.

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#5767253 - 01/10/17 07:06 PM Re: Gene Purdy - sad news [Re: yukonjeff]
LLtrapper Online   content
"The Coon Combine"

Registered: 10/03/09
Posts: 1831
Loc: Pottawatamie co. IA
Originally Posted By: yukonjeff
Originally Posted By: LLtrapper
This picture was of Gene when we went to Seattle to watch our fur sell at SAGA/Furharvesters sale. One of the finest men I ever have known and his wife has been a trooper in this whole thing. LLL




I sat with him during that sale, had fun talking with him the whole time. Great man. RIP


WissMiss was there as well. We had a great time there that week. We were all over Seattle also. No finer man to be found. LLL
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"Opportunity is missed by most because it is dressed in waders and looks like work." Thomas Edison (except for the waders part)

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#5767372 - 01/10/17 08:23 PM Re: Gene Purdy - sad news [Re: ~ADC~]
chas3457 Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/19/10
Posts: 4553
Loc: Nebraska, Dawson County
Prayers sent.




Charlie
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Old age and treachery will always overcome youth and enthusiasm.

NRA Life Member ~ UNMLA Annual Member

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#5767648 - 01/11/17 05:30 AM Re: Gene Purdy - sad news [Re: chas3457]
Muskrat Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 2935
Loc: Southwestern Wisconsin
I gave my first trapping demo at the NTA Rondy in Peoria, IL in '88. Extremely nervous I was, what did I know that was worthy of sharing with trappers from around the United States. Gene settled me down, said go on out there and just think about how you trap 'rats, share what you know, and don't worry about it. After a couple of minutes into it I looked over at him and he gave me the thumbs up sign. I'll never forget that.
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We hoop beaver!!

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#5767863 - 01/11/17 08:45 AM Re: Gene Purdy - sad news [Re: ~ADC~]
RdFx Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 3656
Loc: Wisconsin
great story on Gene Mike, trapping fraternity will definetely miss him that knew him Prayers to Gene and family.

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#5768676 - 01/11/17 07:42 PM Re: Gene Purdy - sad news [Re: ~ADC~]
iowaminker Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 409
Loc: Northwest Missouri
This thread sucks!
Gene was "one of the good guys".
Nice, humble, and a gentle guy.
He will be missed.

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#5769259 - 01/12/17 09:39 AM Re: Gene Purdy - sad news [Re: ~ADC~]
BobMo Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/20/10
Posts: 427
Loc: Minnesota
I only met him once at the FTA out in Pennsylvania. I gave a report to the BOD at their meeting on the Minnesota efforts to eliminate our ban on non-resident trappers. Gene was instrumental in helping us get financial and moral support from the FTA.
He stopped me after my report to thank me for our efforts. Turns out that Gene has a son and grandkids that live here in Minnesota. He's not able to trap with them and they are not able to trap with him. I'll forever be disappointed that we were not successful in getting that ban removed in time for him to have the opportunity to trap with his son and grandkids.

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#5769358 - 01/12/17 11:26 AM Re: Gene Purdy - sad news [Re: ~ADC~]
Guy Johnson Offline
trapper

Registered: 01/16/11
Posts: 129
Loc: Cape Cod, Massachusetts
What a Gentleman and Historic figure in the Outdoor World. Men like Gene forever impacted the Trapping Fraternity and will be missed by us all! My Prayers to Gene and his Family!

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#5769817 - 01/12/17 07:50 PM Re: Gene Purdy - sad news [Re: ~ADC~]
Drifter Offline



Registered: 12/22/06
Posts: 7285
Loc: Oakland, MS
Prayers for Gene and his family. He was always the one you could count on if you needed something done. A person would be hard pressed to find another that has done as much for the trapping community. He gave of himself without looking for reward and will be sorely missed in the trapping world. Thank you for all you have done for us Demoman.
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"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."
~ ~Abraham Lincoln








Life member NTA , and GA Trappers assoc .

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#5770091 - 01/13/17 04:45 AM Re: Gene Purdy - sad news [Re: ~ADC~]
Newt Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 3222
Loc: Port Republic South Jersey
I cant beleve this. I'm with out words.
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Many have followed my tracks
Aint been no one that could fill my shoes
NEWT -----------------OVER----------------









www.snareone.com

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#5770170 - 01/13/17 07:18 AM Re: Gene Purdy - sad news [Re: ~ADC~]
Bob Jameson Offline


Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 2907
Loc: SW Pa
I have known Gene for 30 plus years. I have worked doing demos for him all over the country and had many conversations about our seasons in the field. He was a true supporter of our industry and a fine man with a good attitude towards life. Our families thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.

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#5772608 - 01/15/17 09:13 AM Re: Gene Purdy - sad news [Re: ~ADC~]
Rally Offline
trapper

Registered: 02/14/09
Posts: 449
Loc: Hill City,Mn.
Tough news to hear for sure. Gene is as good as they get and will leave a void in this industry for sure. You could always depend on Gene to come down on the side of the trapper.
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