Nebraska Fur Harvesters March 2010 Report

President — Don Miller, Box 15, Loup City, NE 68853-0015; phone: 308-745-0572; cell 308-440-2951

Vice President — Adam Duryea, 80406 Victoria Springs Rd, Merna, NE 68856; phone: 308-643-0430; cell: 308-643-9178

Secretary — John Self, 2072 CO RD K, Hooper, NE 68031; phone: 402-654-2913

Treasurer — Dave Kuhlmann, 70767 626th Ave., Pawnee City, NE 68420-2570; phone: 402-852-6173

Legislative Representative — George Wagner, 201 Main Ave., Winnetoon, NE 68789; phone: 402-847-3398

Public Relations Director — Doug Eskew, 41521 Rd. 764 Gothenburg, NE 69138; phone: 308-537-2919

NTA Delegate — Jason Reynoldson, 2142 State Highway 14, Albion, NE 68620-5033; phone: 402-395-6805; cell: 402-649-3832

FTA Delegate — Roy Greenfield, 16535 145th Rd., Amherst, NE 68812; phone: 308-826-5155

Web Site — Tom Riblett, tmrs@gpcom.net; http://www.nebraskafurharvesters.com

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

Hello everyone, hope everyone is well. This coming Monday (Feb. 1) is Nebraska Council of Sportsmen’s Clubs Legislative Luncheon and business meeting. If things can go as planned, I will attend.

I was surprised this morning to have a statement from NAFA. More surprising that they had held an online auction in place of the January sale, which they had cancelled earlier. They put out a small offering and not everything sold, but they did move some. And I don’t know that much, but, at this time, I guess I’d have to think any positive news is great. I do know I wish I had a big pile of muskrats!

So far on the Legislative front things seem quiet.

So long until next month.

— Don Miller

DISTRICT 4 REPORT

Hello

Now this is more like trapping weather. Sun on your face and mud on your shoes.

Looking at the outcome of the only early fur auction of the season those $5 ’coons could go up in price. If you are looking at The Trapper like I am, you will notice a lot of ads looking for ’cats. This makes me wonder if the speculators are hungry for the ’cats that were caught in a short kill year.The April sales will tell the story. (These are my thoughts).

Went to the Nebr. Muzzleloaders state convention and talked to some vendors that were interested in coming to our convention this year. We will be sending out vendor invites in the next week or two. If you think of someone that might wish to come, ask them to.

Just reading the FTA Delegate report and hope Roy knows we only have size 10 shoes as he is building us a big pair to fill. Some of the goings on are traditional vendors, craft vendors, fur garment vendors and other items of all kinds. We are putting out a call to all people that have fur garments to bring them and help us put on a fashion show. We also ask anyone with a nice taxidermy mount that could bring them to do so as we would like to have an outdoor mount display for people to enjoy.

With upland bird season closing, let’s not get careless on the state grounds thinking there will be less traffic. One bad catch will cost us months of hard work on our part.

Well, better go for now, so if we can be of help promoting any trapping or outdoor shows let us know and we will do so. May your chains be tight and traps be full.

— Doug Eskew

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