Co-Director - Bill Ruhland
Greetings District 8,
I hope everyone has enjoyed their trapping season so far despite the low fur prices. For me the season was pretty relaxing despite all the rain in the beginning.
I have to say I am very disappointed in the amount of people that voted for or against nonresident trapping in Minnesota. It looks like most of the membership is OK with a couple of hundred members speaking for them. The way I see it if don't vote you can't complain about the outcome.
For anyone that was hiding under a rock and didn't hear, the nonresident vote passed, and we are now working on sending the membership’s decision to support nonresident trapping in Minnesota to the DNR and Representatives at the capital.
The 2017 winter meeting will be January 7th in Banning Junction and there will be fur tagging for the tagged species, and the Legal Defense Banquet will again follow at the same location as this year.
The FTA convention will be July 7-9 in Kansas, so make your reservations early.
District 8’s Spring Meeting will again be in Pine Island at the Gun Club on March 12th so make sure you find the time to attend, it is sure to be a good one.
This year’s Summer Convention is in Fergus Falls, I hope you all can find the time to attend. A fun time is had by all. This year I would like to see a little more help during district duties, it helps the convention be fun for everyone.
I would also like to ask that you remember the Tanned Fur Project this year. Because of all the donations made by District 8 last year we won the District competition for donating the most tanned fur, so congratulations to us and let’s do it again.
Take care Bill Ruhland