Maryland Fur Trappers, Inc. August 2012 Report

http://www.marylandtrappers.com/ 

President — Butch Glenn, 9 Jeanna Lane, Falling Waters, WV 25419; 301-465-0196

Vice President — Brian Elder, P.O. Box 603, Solomons, MD 20688; 443-532-5500

Treasurer — Kate Webb, 2919 Chestnut Grove Road, Keedysville, MD 21756; 240-818-4245

Secretary — Jaime Glenn, 9 Jeanna Lane, Falling Waters, WV 25419; 301-465-0197

Membership Secretary — Reed Muse, 3499 Niner Road, Finksburg, MD 21048; 410-790-6475; frmtrapper@verizon.net

NTA Director — Gene Garrett, 6361 Powellville Road, Willards, MD 21874; 410-251-3570

 

Membership Options:

• Yearly individual membership including subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $30

• Yearly individual membership without subscription — $15

• 3-year individual membership including subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $84

• Lifetime individual membership including subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $300

• Lifetime individual membership without subscription — $105

• Yearly family membership with subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $33

• 3-year family membership with subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $96

• Lifetime family membership including subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $480

• Yearly junior (17 and under) membership with subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $15

Complete membership application on first page of association section and send dues to:

MFT Membership Secretary

Reed Muse

3499 Niner Road

Finksburg, MD 21048

 

DISTRICT 8 REPORT

Roger Ringgold worked the Jr Hunter Day at Sudlersville, Md On June 2nd, representing Dist 8 of the Maryland Fur Trappers. The event was hosted by the Sudlersville Skeet Club and was co sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Sudlersville Skeet Club, Maryland Bowhunter’s Society, Wildlife Conservation Enforcement Fund, Maryland Dept of Natural Resources, Wildlife and Heritage Service and Maryland Dept of Natural Resources Becoming An Outdoor’s Woman Program, and the National Wild Turkey Federation. Sixty six Jr Hunters were rotated around to the different stations and were introduced to the various outdoor programs available to them in Maryland. They all left well informed and happy with the day well spent.

Recruitment is a major problem with MFT and programs like this Jr Hunter Day sure help to fill the gaps. Ten new junior trappers were signed up as members of Maryland Fur Trappers. We offer free Jr memberships if signed up at events such as this one. Dist 8 thanks all the co sponsors for allowing us to join them in this educational event again this year.

The Jr Hunter Day was a little earlier this year and from now on it is scheduled for the last Saturday in June.

Dist 8 will resume meetings in September on the fourth Tuesday at 7:00 PM at the home of Robert Calloway at 14313 Cherry Lane, near Tuckahoe State Park between Centreville, Md and Ridgely, Md. October will be election month for Dist 8. You must be a member to vote. Call Bob at 410-634-2501 for directions.

Convention time for Maryland Fur Trappers is quickly approaching. August 24-25 at Tilghmanton Ruritan Park at Fairplay, Md in Washington County. All members are urged to set aside an item or two to donate for our State auction. Remember to finish buying or selling the state raffle chances and send or bring in the stubs and money. Now is the time to assemble your supply list to purchase from the various supply dealers supporting our state convention. Want to be a tailgater? Just assemble your goods and come on down and set up shop. The convention is also a good tome to renew your membership with us. We hope you will stay for the Membership Meeting so you can stay informed and show your support for our association.

The crab feast on Friday evening is followed by live music. Crab tickets should be purchased in advance. They are available from our web site or from Ron Leggett. The live trap line runs Friday afternoon and Saturday and Sunday mornings. All are welcome to join the anticipation of live catches.

Remember our Maryland Fur Trappers convention does not charge any admission or any fees for primitive camping. Come one – come all.

Visit our State web site at marylandtrappers.com for additional information.

I hope to see you at our convention. Make yourself known to me. — Roger Ringgold, 410-634-2552, rogerringgold@ymail.com

 

DISTRICT 12/13 REPORT

Although Maryland District 12/13 doesn’t hold regular meetings from May thru September, we still have a few things going on during the off season. Members manned our booth at an event held at Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons, and then set up a disply at the Southern MD Junior Hunter Field Day. These outreach events are a great way to educate the general public about modern trapping and its role in wildlife management.

Jimmy hosted a get together at his place for members and their families. It was a great opportunity for everyone to relax and catch up with one another during the summer, while enjoying some excellent food. Heck, I think we came home with more than we took! We are blessed to have a fairly large and active membership in our district, and you couldn’t ask for a finer bunch of folks.

And speaking of get togethers, don’t forget to attend MFT’s Annual Convention on August 24 and 25, at Tilghmanton Woods Community Park, in Boonsboro, MD. Always a good time catching up with old friends, and a chance to pick up trapping supplies from vendors and tailgaters as the season draws closer. More information is available at MFT’s website, http://www.marylandtrappers.com.

District 12/13 will resume our monthy meetings in October. I know it’s hard to think about the coming season during these 100F days, but it’ll be here before we know it. Please remember to take a kid fishing when you can this summer, and invite them to help run your line this fall. They are our future. — Dave Sien

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