Minnesota Trappers Association
FTA Director's Report
14706 County Road 12
Pengilly MN 55775
Pengilly MN 55775
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Spring 2019 Report:
Between shoveling and hauling firewood in, I hope everyone has had some time to work on the trap line or fur shed. Here is the latest from the Fur Takers of America.
President Dave Hastings has proposed three new committees to enhance the FTA’s mission. The first is the FTA Carol Krumwiede Educational Grant. This goal of this committee is to fund FTA Chapters and Affiliate Organizations to enhance their trapper education programs. The second is the FTA Furbearer Research Grant. The grant is designed to provide assistance to furbearer researchers who need support for their research projects. The third committee is the FTA Youth Outreach Committee. This committee with be exploring a broader approach to involve youth in trapping.
The FTA, working with the Sportsman Alliance, is here to help fight efforts to restrict or ban trapping. Unfortunately these battles are happening all around the country. Only through our (yours and mine) involvement can we protect these rights. Stay informed and stay involved!
The 2019 FTA Rendezvous will take place June 20th to 23rd in Harrisonburg VA. There is an interesting list of demo’s and events. There will be a National Predator Calling Championship as well. This should be a great event.
This year’s Trappers College will be held September 8th to 14th in Wolcottville IN. The cost is $1400 which covers room, board, tuition and materials. Space is limited. Check out the FTA’s web site www.furtakersofamerica.com for more information.
At this year’s Minnesota Trappers Association Convention, the FTA will be sponsoring the building of weasel boxes as part of the Beginning Trappers Connection. FTA members are needed to help with this project. Please contact me if you are able to assist – email@example.com. See page 20 and 60 for details on this years event.
Dan Collins FTA Director