MINNESOTA FOREST ZONE
SPORTSMEN preserving THE trapping HERITAGE
January 24, 2014
Our winter general membership meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at the Hibbing Memorial Building dining room. Please use the East entrance just off the parking lot to enter the facility. Doors will open at 5:00 pm with pizza or something and beverage for a light dinner. There will be many raffle items to give away, so please be prepared to participate.
This year has been
extremely busy beginning with the State Roundtable which
President Ken Wainionpaa attended.
He will give a brief report and the controversy that
December 11, 2013, I attended a Trapping Summit, which included
members of the MTA, MFZTA, Dog Lovers for Safe Trapping and the
Minnesota Trail Hound Association. The Summit was hosted by
Representative John Ward. The
goal was to address dog deaths in the State; but since there
weren’t any, one position was severely weakened.
The MFZTA and MTA promoted education with our new video
and the MTA dog kit complete with instructions and zip ties.
Both trapping organizations praised the new trapping regulations
as a great success and that the roof and 7” setbacks were
working. Both trapping organizations promoted a later season for
fisher, marten and bobcat and made sure the DNR representatives
acknowledged our concerns. Ed Boggess stated that he will
personally look into the later season.
Please be prepared
to update your membership; and please let us know if your copy
of the Trappers Post is being delivered on time. The current
subscription rate for the Trappers Post is $12. If you would
like to subscribe or renew, we will have a current application
for you at the meeting.
The strength of any
organization is in its membership. From the meetings I have
attended, we must increase membership as much as possible.
Therefore your incentive will be as follows:
For each new member you sign up between now and meeting
time, you will receive $10 worth of raffle tickets for the
We will try to have
our new four gun raffle tickets available for distribution at
the meeting as well as the actual guns. The more we can
distribute at the meeting the less postage we will have spend
sending them to members. We will have packets of tickets (100)
and posters for those of you who know places that will sell
tickets for us.
With all that is
going on, I sincerely encourage you to attend this all-important
meeting. The items to report are growing daily. The only way to
get some of this information to our members is with accurate and
These will be available.
Please take the time to join us to insure our sport continues into the future.
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