Director - Bert Highland
As I finish this report, it is only one week until the fishing opener. It'll be nice to get the boat back in the water. I got in two weeks of open water beaver trapping and was all finished trapping and skinning by the end of April. I had a lot of fun and even managed to catch a few! It's been a busy past month, in addition to trapping we spent two days manning our booth in International Falls at the Outdoor Expo and I helped out at Shawn's yearly trapper education class. Coming up we'll be putting together another 100 pine marten nesting boxes sometime in May. This should bring our total to around 700 that have been built and hopefully put out.
I'll be attending the Midwest Furbearer Workshop in Ely on May 24-26, and we'll have our booth at Tall Timber Days in Grand Rapids the first week-end in August. Frank and I are planning on having a trapper education field training day on September 24. Frank has been doing the leg work on this and we'll have everything listed on our website when plans are finalized. This will be field training only and at a site that is at a central location in our district. Our fall district meeting will be September 10 in Cotton.
The summer convention in Fergus Falls is fast approaching. I'm sure Dewey and company could use any extra bodies willing to work, so help them out if you can. District 1 has front gate duty on Friday from 7 to 12, ball toss from 12 to 1:30, and souvenir booth duty on Saturday from 8 to 11. It would be nice to see some new faces jump in to help. The "TEAM" is getting old and could use a break! We'll also have a short district meeting at the convention on Saturday at 7:45 am. Check at the MTA booth for the location.
That's all for now. Good luck fishing, get those gardens in, and above all be safe! See you at the convention.