Co-Director Brian Fischer
Hello Fellow Conservationist,
The birds are singing. Green grass is a coming. Hopefully we made it out there to clean the wood-duck and bird houses. Get that spring work done as time flies by.
I have attended a couple of Peasant Forever Chapter meetings. First, was Brown County Chapter at Sleepy Eye. They fed over 600 plus people. Second was Watonwan County at St. James. Attendance there was over 250. I was invited to both chapter meetings to display a booth for MTA and demonstrate the zip-tie release from body gripping traps. I gave out hundreds of zip-ties. Both events went over very well. I entertained many positive thoughts and received thanks for the positive direction that the MTA is taking.
In June I’ve been asked by a manager at the Scheel’s store located in Mankato, to do some trap training. After talking to some directors I did take the individual request and volunteered to present a program. This program is being presented to staff and employees only. Presentations will be after business hours. It is still unsure of how many meetings there will be, but we will do what it takes. Purpose of the training is to educate staff and employees on reasons why trapping is needed, and to present some of today’s humane methods. He had mentioned that they are considering more of a trapping line in their stores. Fellow trappers in the area that want to help, give me a call.
No report from our area Conservation Officer.
Enjoy the summer and let’s “Pass it On”.