Maryland Fur Trappers March 2009 Report

President — Ron Leggett, 7308 Monroe Rd., Boonsboro, MD 21713; phone: 301-432-8480

Vice President — Alfred E. Bradford, 4665 Back Shelltown Rd., Marion Station, MD 21838; phone: 410-957-0183

Membership Secretary — Reed Muse, 3499 Niner Rd., Finksburg, MD 21048; phone: 410-795-8076; cell: 410-790-6475; e-mail: frmtrapper@verizon.net

Recording Secretary — Jaime Glenn, 9 Jeanna Ln., Falling Waters, WV 25419
Treasurer — Ed Davis, 5122 Paw Paw Rd., Cambridge, MD 21613; phone: 410-228-8181

NTA Director — Morgan Bennett, III, 6838 Hunting Creek Rd., Hurlock, MD 21643; phone: 410-943-4623

Membership Options:
• Yearly individual membership including subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $25
• 3-year individual membership including subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $70
• Lifetime individual membership including subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $250
• Yearly family membership with subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $27.50
• 3-year family membership with subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $80
• Lifetime family membership including subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $400
• Yearly junior (17 and under) membership with subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $10

Complete membership application on first page of association section and send dues to:
MFT, Membership Secretary
Reed Muse
3499 Niner Rd., Finksburg, MD 21048

VICE PRESIDENT’S REPORT

We have been busy. Tommy Tucker,Morgan Bennett III, Stu Dawson, Ron Leggett and many others have been representing us at a lot of events in the last four or five months. Thanks. There our some bills in Annapolis that we are working on, a lot of local bills that will affect trapping.
HB: 208 fur labeling bill

MC922-09 banning the use of foothold and bodygripper traps in Montgomery Co. We are working with a lot of organizations in fighting these bills. We ask that all members and friends call your representative at 1-800-4927122 and oppose these bills.

We will be having a FBU banquet again this year — March 28,2009, BOWLES FARMS, 22880 Bud’s Creek Rd, Clements, MD 20862 (Southern Maryland), $45 per person (includes an open bar). For tickets, call Melinda Rice at 301-259-2736. Motel Reservations, Sleep Inn, 301-737-0000. If you need more info, call Ron Leggett at 301-432-8480.

Come on out and help us and FBU make some money and have a good time. It is a 50/50 split now. We need all the help we can get.

Also, the National Outdoor Show will be held Feb. 27 and 28, 2009 in Golden Hill Maryland. We will see who will be this years National Muskrat and Raccoon skinning Champion. Morgan and I will be there as judges again this year. If you have not been it is a good time.

I hope everyone is having a good year. It is hard with fur prices lower this year. All we can do is hope and pray things will get better.

Keep trapping going, take a kid trapping. Join your state, NTA and FTA associations. These groups work to keep you trapping.

— Alfred E. Bradford

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