Minnesota Trappers Assocation
43794 Conifer St
Aitkin, MN 56431
Winter 2019 - Webmaster Report
For those of you that routinely visit the MTA website, you might notice some new pages with photos and stories. The current project includes photos that trappers send to me. It would be nice if I could caption, or have a short paragraph to explain what is happening in the photo(s). Many have no information included; they are just photos. Some trappers may know what’s happening, but people like me, not a trapper, may not. If you send photos, please send a note along telling me what is shown or happening in the pic(s). In a few words, how would you describe what is happening in the photo to a person that has never trapped?
By adding more pages, I have the challenge of making it easy to find what you’re looking for. I’m working on rebuilding the menu structure without creating confusion. You may soon see new ways to make it easier to navigate. There are currently 1,154 pages on the website. Many are hidden but vital to the outcome. In brief, the site is constantly changing, hopefully, for the better.
Now, if you remember, in the last issue, I described my adventure at convention collecting fox pelts and ordering a fox fur stroller — Now, I have a finish to that story. I got a call from Adam at USA Foxx Furs in Duluth about a week ago; he said my coat was ready. I opted to pick it up instead of having it shipped. I was experiencing a little bit of anxiety with anticipation in the expectation of seeing my fur coat for the first time. (How’s that for using some long words in one sentence?)
The fox fur coat was gorgeous! I had to put it on right away and check it out in the mirror. It was perfect. I knew it was going to be nice and warm. I was delighted with the finished product and very happy with the great service at USA Foxx Furs. I have to give them a 5-star review. Picking up the coat gave me a chance to see the shop. Many types of furs and leather are on display, along with some great accessories.
Conservation and trapping work together to keep healthy population numbers. I see them as a natural resource that should not be wasted. It’s amazing to see how the pelts transition into such beautiful coats and accessories.
I plan to wear my coat to the LDF Banquet. I had a great time at the banquet last year. Be sure to order your tickets right away. You don’t want to miss out on the fun.
“Merry Christmas” and “Happy New Year” to all.