Co-Director Brian Fischer
Hello my friends,
Both land and water trapping has opened for the season. The traffic seems light to this point and I suppose we have to contribute this to two reasons. One being the price of fur being down, or reason two we are taking the advice of the fur buyers and waiting for better quality. I for one am following the later reason. It’s been hard, two weeks have gone by and I have not yet set a coon set. I did punch in a few coyote sets just to past the urge. Yotes dispatched could use more time as well.
September19th , District 7 held a field training day. Eleven participants registered and were certified for In the Field Training Education Course. Excited to say a few of the participants signed up and joined our association that day. Participants are driving a lot of miles from all over southern Minnesota. I would like to encourage registered instructors to step up and help certify these wanting sportsmen. It becomes rewarding and you will gain fellow trapping friends.
October 3rd, I attended a MTA board meeting in Verndale, MM. I encourage you to read the minutes in this newsletter. A highlight that I would like to mention is that the association has decided to move forward to another year of Beginner Trapper Connection. It was decided that this program will not qualify for credits toward trapper education courses. See the summary report, Beginner Trappers Connection, in this newsletter for details and thank yous referencing back to the program from our Bemidji convention.
October 10th, our district held its’ fall meeting at Schmitt Enterprise Inc. We had a nice turn out with a full day of activities. Thank you to Gerald and Doreen for hosting and providing the food, drinks, donations and all the work they put into the arrangements.
Let me repeat, the 2015-16 season is upon us. I ask all my fellow trappers to be respectful. Don’t trespass, use proper disposal methods, respect landowners and fellow outdoors people. Take people with you if they ask. There are no secrets or locations we need to hide. Educating non-trappers about our sport can be positive and you may gain another supporter as our friend.
Good luck, stay safe and let’s pass it on.