Minnesota Trappers Association
FTA Director's Report
14706 County Road 12
Pengilly MN 55775
Pengilly MN 55775
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Summer 2021 Report:
Greetings from up north were mosquitoes and wood ticks have replaced snowflakes. Here are some things going on with the Fur Takers of America.
It looks like this year’s Fur Takers of America’s Rendezvous will be able to take place. This year’s event will take place June 18 through 20th at the Clark County 4-H fairgrounds in Charlestown Indiana. The event schedule is posted on the FTA web site – furtakersofamerica.com. There are events for everyone. It should be a good time.
Following the success of last year’s on-line adventure auction, from July 16 to 18th the 2021 on-line auction will take place. Information about the different adventures up for bid, can be found on the FTA web site and at www.32auctions.com/FTA 2021Adventures. There are some very interesting adventures available. Please check it out.
The FTA, working with the NTA and Sportsman Alliance, continue to work against the continued assault on trapping. The new tactic is to ban the wearing of fur products. Please consider joining these organizations to support them in their continued fight.
Another fundraising activity taking place at the Rendezvous will be the collection of antlers. If you have some hiding the garage or shed collecting dust, please consider donating them. If you are not able to attend the Rendezvous, please contact me and I will try to make arrangement to collect and deliver them to the Rendezvous.
The FTA recently hired Cristina McGannon Jones as their Business Executive. Cristina’s duties will be to oversee the day –to-day operations of the FTA, including advocacy, fundraising, and office/administrative duties. Welcome Christina to the FTA.
The FTA, along with the Montana Trappers Association, helped to fund a marten relocation program to bring marten populations back into an area where they once inhabited.
Remember “the cruelest thing we can do to wildlife is fail to manage it.