Minnesota Trappers Association
 FTA Director Report

 Dale "Gabby" Hayes
815 Northland Lane NE
Rochester, MN  55906
(507) 282-0072



March 2014

Since January was a bit on the chilly side with snow, I am glad the month has ended. February started with a Souper Sunday with a soup day at the church and a football game. I decided my time would be better spent trying to get this done about half-time and I think the right decision was made. For the most part, things have been pretty quiet around here this winter.

It sounds like there will be at least four states fighting for their trapping rights in the coming year. The states are Michigan, Montana, Oregon and Maine. The United States Sportsman Alliance is keeping an eye out for all trappers and they will need our support to protect what we enjoy. I have reported in the past, that the Fur Takers and the USSA work together on these problems. If you can send a donation, please send it to the USSA and they will put it to good use.

The National Rendezvous this year will be in Washington, Pennsylvania, on June 19th to the 21st and I am already looking forward to it. We are planning on being gone a few extra days and visiting sites that I have not seen before. I do plan to attend the banquet and other duties as the MTA representative. When the convention is over, my plans are to be done the last day of June. Whoever takes over, I will be more than happy to assist on a limited basis. I will also plan to write one more time for the June newsletter.

If you have questions, please contact me.

Dale Hayes