Co-Director Brian Fischer
Locally, the lakes that have muskrats swimming are filled with a rainbow of stakes. My fellow trappers can be creative in colors and materials used on stakes. Pressure seems to be heavy. It’s not just boats anymore; some individuals have quite the setup. It was good to hear from our local CO that complaints have been to a minimum. Good to have Thor’s presence on the water.
On September 27, District 7 held a full day of field training. Nineteen participants registered and were certified for in the Field Training. Watch for an upcoming article emphasizing youth education in a future newsletter. The participants registered are driving way too far for this wanted education. As an association we have to do a better job of helping out our next generation of trappers.
Efforts show enthusiasm and concern for our youth. A decision reached at our October meeting was to fund some youth programs and demos at our next state convention. Shawn and I will be initiating a program draft for our January meeting. Anyone wanting to help with the day’s activities or wanting to share some thoughts give me a call.
As always, with the 2014-15 seasons 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,