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Beginner Trapper Connection Information
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Minnesota Trappers Association
Beginner Trapper Connection Director

Brian Fischer
55458 Cty Rd 21
Courtland, MN  56021
(507) 276-6322

Summer Convention 2019

The program schedule of demos and presenters is complete for August. We have added an extra demo for a total of fourteen presentations to the beginner participants. Back to three on Thursday, six on Friday and five more on Saturday. Let me remind all my trapping friends these beginners have ranged from early ages all the way to sixty-five years of age. Everyone has to start somewhere, and that is how and why we gear the program when choosing demo topics.
This years theme is “3 Days on the Trapline”. The program is designed to capture a day with water, a day with land and wrapping up with ethics and fur handling. There are certain demos that the kids themselves will be going through the process of handling a fur bearer from start to finish. This year we have four demos being presented by youth. Another change is there will be four times that we will be visiting either an adult water or land demo presentation. This is to interact these beginner trappers with fellow supporters. Also on the schedule will be two visits to vendors to do some shopping of supplies. Numerous hands on opportunities have been slated for the participants.
The sponsorship and merchandise reward format is staying the same. Youth participants will receive a certificate after the program and they will be allowed to search out their appropriate vendor and claim the reward. When you look at the list, please thank our sponsors for their support. Nobody ever says no and are more than willing to donate for the cause.
A change for this year is that we have, on reserve, a 20ft x 30ft tent. This will be set up on Wednesday morning and Shannon Cohrs will be constructing a BTC demo area Wednesday afternoon with the help of many others. See the convention schedule on the web site or in this news letter for times and help wanted for set up. Along with the tents, the youth side will also have its own sound system for presenters. Times have changed from five years ago when I was talking out loud to a group of kids on a picnic table. Growth is good and our foundation will benefit.
Watch the web site for updates and changes that may come about.
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