Hello District 8,
I hope you all are enjoying the nice spring are having. I got a chance to do some spring turkey hunting this year. I was fortunate to take my biggest yet, it weighed 23 pounds and had 11.75” beard. It unfortunately had a couple of short tail feathers and one missing. That's turkey hunting!
The 2nd of May I did a field day at Cumberland's, we had a great time, I demonstrated many different set options for different species as well as how to skin and put up mink and muskrat. They had good answers for the questions I asked them as well, and we certified 20 young trappers in all.
Just a couple of things to remember, this is an election year, and I would be honored to represent District 8 for another term as Co-Director. Our District meeting will be at Cumberland’s Northwest Trapper Supply on August 29th. This will also coincide with their Customer Appreciation Day.
The President and Vice President election is also going on this year, please check out the details elsewhere in the Newsletter.
I also am hosting the MTA Booth at the Steel County Free Fair in the Izaak Walton Building, The dates are August 18-23 - any volunteers that would like to help out at this event that have not already signed up can call me at 952-290-0400 evenings please. All help is appreciated.
I guess that's all for now, I will see you in Bemidji.