Montana Fur Bearer Conservation Alliance February 2011 Report

Director — Kenneth Cordoza Jr., 150 Lost Coon Tr., Whitefish, MT 59937

Director — Don Bothwell, 110 Cardiff Ave., Kalispell, MT 59901

Director — Rick Hawk, P.O. Box 381, Kalispell, MT 59903

Director — Robert Howard, P.O. Box 164, Martin City, MT 59926

Director — Larry Keyes, 235 Martin Camp Rd., Whitefish, MT 59937, P.O. Box 3481, Kalispell, MT
e-mail address: mtfurs@gmail.com

Membership Options:

• Regular Membership — $25, includes Trapper & Predator Caller subscription
• Sustaining Membership $20 – No Magazine
• Junior Membership (under 18) $15 – T&PC subscription
• Family Membership — $30, T&PC subscription
• Charter Membership — $100
• Foundation Membership — $200

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Happy New Year! I hope all of you fooled Santa as well as I did. The new trapping gear is being put to use as we speak.

I am having a great year on the trapline, catching some marten and enjoying the experiences. A note of recognition is due to Bob Howard. He showed me, and many others, a new marten set that I call the “Bob Howard Special” A simple way of setting a 110 conibear type trap. This set has produced three marten for me already this year. THANKS BOB.

The local Anti’s seem to be quiet now and we had a great court ruling in the Maine Lynx case, so thing are looking good in the short term. I am concerned about losing the wolverine to the endangered species list, which is ironic as there has been as much wolverine sign on my line as I can ever recall seeing. We are also seeing wolf, lion, bobcat and lynx sign. There were some moose earlier but they have moved out or been eaten, however I have not found any kills.

I hope all of you are having this much fun.

— Rick Hawk

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