Minnesota Trappers Association
FTA Director's Report
14706 County Road 12
Pengilly MN 55775
Pengilly MN 55775
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Summer 2020 Report:
All the uncertainty we are currently experiencing has affected the Fur Takers of America as well. The National Rendezvous set to happen in Charleston Indiana has been canceled for this year. The 2021 National Rendezvous is scheduled to take place on June 17 – 19, 2021 in Charleston Indiana. The Kansas Fur Takers will be hosting the 2022 Rendezvous.
All is not lost for a convention though; the FTA and the Wisconsin Trappers Association will be holding a join convention (tentatively) September 10 – 12, 2020 in Marshfield Wisconsin. This all depends on Federal, State, and local response to the pandemic. Hopefully, things will settle down by then. The FTA will be holding an auction on Friday, September 11. Some of the items to be auctioned off include tuition for the FTA Trappers College, a beautiful Amish made the metal bench, a knife made by Pete Askins, and more. Another fundraising effort that will be taking place at this convention is The Antler Drive. Members are being asked to donate any antlers they have laying around to help support the FTA’s activities. Please consider donating any good brown or hard white antlers to support the cause.
This year’s Trappers College is scheduled to take place on September 13 – 19 in Wolcottville Indiana.
Hopefully, you have received (and sold) your FTA raffle tickets by now. If not please contact me. The cancellation of this year’s rendezvous has had a very big impact on our fundraising efforts. It is important that we make an extra effort to support our organization.
The National Board continues to work through the challenges and uncertainties created by the pandemic. Watch the FTA web site and Face book page to keep up to date on our events.
Remember, “The cruelest thing we can do to wildlife is; fail to manage it”.