Minnesota Trappers Association Fur Takers of America (FTA) Director's Report

Dan Collins
14706 County Road 12
Pengilly MN 55775

Spring 2024 Report

I think this winter will be remembered as the winter that wasn’t. Hopefully, you were able to get out and enjoy this mild weather. FTA Elections for Vice President, Secretary, General Organizer, and Governing Board were held with ballots due in October. Gary Jepson will serve 2 years as the Vice President Beth Hakala will be the new secretary and Robert Waddell the new General Organizer.                                                                       

Joining the Governing Board are Christy Miller, Todd Strohecker, Mike Mazur, Rust Kramer, and Jeff Dunnier. Nominations are now open for this year’s election and are due by May 1, 2024, with FTA President, Treasurer, and 5 Governing Board seats available. 2024 Sportsmen’s calendars are still available for a contribution of $30+ $3 s/h. 366 chances to win cash or guns! Calendars are available at www.furtakersofamerica.com. The 2024 FTA National Rendezvous will be held June 13 -25 in Harrisonburg Virginia. It is sure to be a good time. 2024 FTA Sustaining Donor patches are also available. for$40. It is always nice to see all the members from Minnesota that are supporting our program. This year’s Trappers College will be held September 8 – 14 in Wolcottville Indiana. With the start of the MN legislative session in February, everyone must be informed and involved! Don’t turn your back on the federal level either. Threats appear from many directions.

Have a great spring,

“The cruelest thing we can do to wildlife is fail to manage it”

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