Director - Brad Wobbrock
Greetings To All:
By the time you receive this newsletter we will have had our District #8 meeting. With that said, I would like to thank the Cumberland family for hosting our meeting and the meal as well. (THANK YOU!).
I was at the convention from August 14th through the 18th. A great time was had by all. Nice to see so many of our district members and many other friends from around the state and the weather was great.
A big THANK YOU to Pete Jonas and Jerry Larson from District 5 for putting on a wonderful convention. Also, thank you to their members and to any other directors, co-directors and MTA members that helped out in any way. This convention was well attended.
I would also like to thank Jim Blakley for lining up all the demos. I did attend many of them and enjoyed those I had the time to watch. Again, thank you Jim!
Just some brief news from the Board of Directors Meeting: Curt Carter was inducted into the Minnesota Trappers Association Hall of Fame. (Congratulations Curt) Con Christianson has retired from being the MTA Fur Bearer Specialist and Legislative Director. (Thank you for your time Con, you will be missed by many).
Anyone wanting fish for trapping, look to the bow fishing clubs and ask the folks at the archery pro shops. Bow fishing folks need to get rid of them right away the same as we do with any animals trapped.
Brian Clausen from District #8 has come up with a packet to hand out to bird hunters and sports-groups. This packet contains two zip ties and two information fold outs. The MTA board approved it and will support it financially to make up 2,000 copies. The packets will need to be assembled by MTA members. When the time comes, I will be calling district members to help with the project. (Thank you Brian and Kim).
I attended the Fur Coordination Meeting with the Minnesota DNR and the Forest Zone Trappers in Grand Rapids Minnesota on May 22. The meeting was based on tag animals, the limits and why the numbers are down as well as the extending of the spring season. I was asked to attend this meeting, and truly enjoyed the opportunity and learned a few new things. Please take the time to read the President’s report and the Vice President’s report. They will have additional details. Thank you to those who participated in the elections for President and Vice President.