I asked the Newsletter editor to forgive me for missing the deadline. I have a column 2/3 complete somewhere in this computer but I can't seem to locate it, so short but sweet will have to do. Thank you notes for donations to LDF and the Association will appear in future columns as soon as my draft resurfaces.
A reminder that beginning in January Trappers Post will become your source for Association News along with the Newsletter Magazine. The change in publication cycles will take a bit of getting used to but I'm certain the transition will progress relatively smoothly. Noonan's folks and Mitzi have been working closely to assure just that.
Remember, that I will continue to accept nominations for both Trapper of the Year and Lady Trapper of the Year until December 15, 2013. If nominations are not received by the 15th they will not be awarded for 2013. Individuals will be formally nominated and voted on at the General Membership Meeting at East Central High School Askov as there were no nominations placed for consideration the summer convention in Litchfield.
The battle to save the use of our bodygrippers continues so please spread the word to error on the side of caution in set location selection.
Body Gripper Release Kits
MTA has invested in producing a pocket sized body gripper release kit to distribute to dog hunting groups and individuals. The initial response has been tremendously positive and we will be looking into having these available at the Winter General Membership Meeting along with updates on our progress. Please contact your District Director for more information.
The 4th Annual Legal Defense Fund Banquet to be held this January 4th once again at the Askov Community Center is likely sold out by the time this column is published but if you're interested in possibly attending, please give Gary Meis a call at (320) 838-1570 before 9:00 p.m. to check on ticket availability.
My apologies to the membership if this column seems disjointed but I've tried the patience of our Editor perhaps for the last time and I dare not risk further delays.