|Co-Director - Gary Nelson |
Greetings fellow trappers;
Duck hunting was slow, fast and sometimes furious for my two sons, grandson and me this fall. We bagged 14 ducks and one Canadian goose in a few outings.
Concerning furbearer sign, I noticed what seems to be an unusually high number of road-kill raccoons in the Twin Cities metropolitan area this fall. The raccoon population appears to be quite healthy in District #6!
I demonstrated the use of zip-tie dog release kits this fall to Jim LaBarre, Wildlife Manager and Marshall Deters, Assistant Wildlife Manager at Carlos Avery Wildlife Management Area. Jim and Marshall in turn demonstrated the use of the kits to a meeting of wildlife managers at the DNR headquarters in Forest Lake, MN.
I congratulated Peggy Callahan recently at the Wildlife Science Center. She received the 2014 Minnesota Trappers Association President’s Award. Peggy is founder and director of the Wildlife Science Center and a strong supporter of hunting and trapping. The WSC is located at the Carlos Avery Wildlife Management Area Headquarters near Forest Lake.
Tom Boser and I represented the Minnesota Trappers Association at the Elk River Sportsman’s Club Youth Day on September 20th. Over 150 boys and girls participated in shooting sports. Parents and children were especially interested in our tanned fur, skull, lure and trap display. We were very well received by parents and children. The club wants us back next year. It was a fun day!