Greetings District 5,
What a nice start to trapping season. Hope everyone is getting out trapping. I'm just doing damage beaver trapping and setting for muskrats.
District 5 will have our winter/spring meeting at Johnson Fur in Willmar. Doors will open at 8 a.m. Scott will be buying fur and he will provide a lunch for everyone. There will be skinning and putting up fur demos also.
The winter meeting will be at Central High School again on Saturday, January 9th. The DNR will NOT be tagging fur at this meeting. The Legal Defense Banquet will be that evening at Askov Community Center. Gary Meis is selling tickets for this; contact him if you are interested in attending. I'm not sure how many tickets will be left.
Please welcome Artie Barnes from Grove City and Jeremy Eickhoff from Melrose as the new District 5 Co-Directors.
We had our trapping class in September at the Kimball Rod and Gun Club. We had 31 students. I want to thank instructors, Jerry Larsen, Dave Curtis, John Russel, Mike Halonen and his wife, and Shawn Theis for helping put on the class. We did land and water trapping sets and skun and put up 4 beaver. Thank you to Mike and his wife for skinning and putting up the beaver. We donated these to the Tanned Fur Project. Next September we plan on skinning muskrats and putting them up. Also want to thank Walt Gessler for putting on a class in the western part of our district at Lac qui Parle, and the instructors that helped him also.