Director - Bert Highland
I hope everyone survived the recent cold snap. I worked 29 days straight due to the cold weather. I hope it's over for awhile. On a positive note - maybe it thinned out a few deer ticks and mangy wolves!
The big Canadian auctions are fast approaching this month and next. Everything I have heard about the fur market sounds very positive. Both auction houses sent out rebate checks to their shippers after last year’s successful auctions and hopefully we will have another good year. Even with the good fur prices try to donate a pelt or two to the Tanned Fur Project. I'd like to thank all the District 1 members and Conservation Officer's who donate to this very worthy program.
We are still planning on building 100 marten nesting boxes this month. If we can get 6-8 or more members to help out we should be able to get this done on a Saturday, give me a call if you can help. A big thank you goes out to member Tony Schram of North Shore Forest Products for donating the spruce logs which provided the lumber for this year’s boxes.
This summer’s convention will be hosted by District 5 in Litchfield, August 16-18. A lot of work goes into putting on an event like this, if you'd like to help out let me know, Pete and Jerry can use all the help they can get.
District 1 will have its spring meeting in Cotton on March 9. I'll send out postcards with an agenda prior to the meeting. Remember to either buy or sell your raffle tickets. This is MTA's only fund raiser and 100% of the proceeds go towards education. If you need more tickets I'll have some at the meeting.
Before I forget, the wife won a 50 cal. muzzle loader at the Legal Defense Banquet. Now she'll find out what it's really like to be cold deer hunting! That's all for now, hope to see you in Cotton. Take care and be safe.