Minnesota Trappers Association
FTA Director's Report
14706 County Road 12
Pengilly MN 55775
Pengilly MN 55775
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Fall 2019 Report:
Fall is definitely in the air! Anticipation for the upcoming trapping season is high. I have been spending more time in the trapping shed (actually a corner in the garage) getting equipment in order. Here is the latest from the Fur Takers of America.
At this year’s MTA Convention, the FTA sponsored one session of the Beginners Trappers Connection in which the participants were able to build a weasel box. Fifteen youth went home with a new weasel box and rat traps. Thank you for all those who helped with the construction of the boxes. Thank you to Cumberland’s for helping with the traps.
The FTA’s annual Christmas blanket raffle is underway. This year the blanket is a gorgeous otter skin blanket with silver fox trim and plucked beaver boarder on the top. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. This is also a fundraiser for the MTA as half of the money raised stays with MTA. Please contact me soon to get your tickets.
Do not forget that the election for the Board of Directors is currently taking place. Send in your ballot.
At the summer MTA Board of Directors meeting, they approved the donation of $1000 to the Carol Krumwiede Trappers Education Grant program. This program is designed to fund for FTA Chapters or Affiliates projects to educate youth and promote youth trapping – like the weasel box project that we completed at this year’s MTA convention.
The 2020 FTA Convention is being held in Charleston Indiana, June 18 through 20, 2020.
I hope everyone has a safe and successful trapping season!
Dan Collins FTA Director