I hope you are having a safe and good season. Although the markets seem to be a little gloomy, we still seem to get out there and keep the heritage alive. Speaking of keeping trapping alive, please bring someone with you and show them, young and old alike, what a great thing trapping is. There isn't much on the table as far as law changes yet. Elections have been completed, now we will wait to see where everybody sits on sportsman issues. We trappers need to keep educating other outdoors groups like Pheasants Forever, DU, Grouse Society, etc. as well as the mainstream public on how vital trapping is. The Humane Society and PETA love to print lies and false non-documented and false scientific information. We have to get out and teach people the truth. If the individual trapper doesn't do this, who will?
Please check out this newsletter for information regarding the Legal Defense Banquet and the Winter Meeting. Both events provide a great time to have fun and converse with other trappers and their wives.
District 5 will be having our winter meeting at Johnson Fur, on February 7, 2015. Reminder cards will be sent out before the meeting.
Several people have asked me to run for president. I was hesitant in answering until I made sure my family duties were in line. The family stuff seems to be in line now, so if you would like me to run please feel free to send in a nomination to Trish for the newsletter. We will see what the future holds, but no matter who running - vote. This is your organization, and your vote does matter, so take the time and vote when the time comes.
Enough of my rambling, I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas season, and may all your traps be full. Remember to stop and chat at the Winter Meeting.