Director - Bert Highland
Hello District 1 Trappers,
Hopefully by the time you're reading this article temperatures will be normal or above. What a winter so far, this global warming stuff doesn't seem to be working out real good at all! If it keeps up like it is I'm afraid the deer herd, at least in the northern part of the state will not fare too well. Probably bucks only in most areas and rightly so.
We'll be building marten nesting boxes again if it ever warms up. Frank will be bringing 40 kits to the convention in Barnum and will put on a nesting box building class for the kids. Parents and fellow members if you can borrow Frank a few cordless drills that are fully charged it will be greatly appreciated. The class should be a lot of fun for all involved. Also what we are greatly in need of is volunteers to put the nesting boxes out. Hunting properties, cabins, and any state land other than parks and SNA's are all good places. Contact me or Frank and we'll get you the boxes.
Our spring meeting will be February 22 in Cotton. We'll be discussing the upcoming convention, marten nesting boxes, John Erb will speak and answer questions on our registered furbearers, and any thing else that is on your minds. My wife and I will again be manning n MTA booth at the International Falls Sportsmen's Expo March 28 & 29. I believe this is our 4th year at this event. It draws a large crowd and our display is always a hit.
With all the snow we have it should make for a decent run-off and hopefully a good spring beaver season. Here's wishing you all good luck. Take care and above all be safe.