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Education Coordinator's Report

Shawn Johnson
6122 McQuade Road
Duluth, MN  55804
(218) 525-4970

Fall 2019 Report

Greeting All,

In spite of fur prices being where they are, I’m pleased to note that there are more Trapper Education Field Training Session available across the State than ever before. The age of those taking the coursework has now averaged closer to early twenties than early teens which goes to show that there’s more than monetary rewards driving continued interest in outdoor pursuits such as trapping. Hower, in spite of vigorous advertising and promotion, there were only thirteen applicants vying for five thousand dollars worth of scholarship grants available this year. On the bright side, that is the largest pool of applicants we’ve had to consider in several years.

Congratulations to those that were awarded this year’s scholarships. All applicants were scored by each individual Scholarship Committee member and those scores were provided to our Secretary for adding up a composite score. Those rankings resulted in the following awards

Ian Johnson- Duluth,  Sophie Arhart-Squaw Lake, and a tie for third and fourth Bridget Bazile- Tigerton WI and Trevor Olsen- Roseau

Thank you to all those that applied and those that chose to serve on the Committee.
  • Brian Fischer
  • Brad Wobbrock
  • Wayne Thompson
  • Andy Shoemaker
  • Steve Phalen
  • Gary Nelson

Please assist in getting the word out for next year’s scholarships. The more applicants- the better.
Thanks to all those that step up to serve in our Association.

Keep your skinning knives sharp,

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