Nothing much to report for this newsletter, because at the time my report was due, the NTA BOD report had not been published. When I receive the information, I will post it in the next newsletter.
We have a new General Organizer, Dave Shuttleworth. Chris McAllister is the President, elected at the time of the NTA National Convention in Lima, OH.
NTA will have a presence at the MTA Winter Meeting and will be available to take applications for new memberships or renewals. Your membership is not only appreciated, it is essential. Memberships can also be process on line at nationaltrappers.com
Be aware that "Earth First" has published a newsletter on how to sabotage wolf traps. A copy of this trapping terrorism document is on the NTA website and you can check it out yourself (nationaltrappers.com) It is important that for those among us who are fortunate enough to trap wolves this season, that you stay on your toes. Opposition groups will use anything perceived as "sloppy trapping" to their advantage.
Hopefully, most of you are hitting the trapline hard, and/or hunting Whitetails this fall. I am looking forward to hearing all of the stories at the Winter Meeting.
David M. Chmielewski
NTA Director - Minnesota