Nebraska Fur Harvesters October 2009 Report

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

Vice President — Joe Jack, Box 303, Wood River, NE 68883; phone: 308-583-2720

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

Treasurer — Jim Cronin, RT 1, Box 405, Loup City, NE 68853; phone: 308-754-0474

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

Public Relations Director — Ben Walker, 73059 Rd. 436, Bertrand, NE 68972; phone: 308-472-5227

NTA Delegate — Chris Pool, 202 Alonzo St., Wilcox, NE 68982; phone: 308-478-5312

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

Membership Options:

• Individual membership including subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $25
• Junior (Rat Pack) dues (14 & under) — $16

Complete membership application on first page of
association section and send dues to:
Trompke Bookkeeping and Business Services
PO Box 89, Loup City, NE 68853

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

Hello everyone,

By the time the October Trapper & Predator Caller arrives, our Annual Fall Convention will only be a couple days away. If you haven’t already made plans to attend, get with it and head to Albion for the event! The Facilities at the Boone County Fairgrounds are excellent and Jason Reynoldson has been busy lining things up and getting ready for the Convention. Sam Wilson, Game and Parks Furbearer will be giving a presentation on Regs and addressing “right of way.”

Game and Parks will have a booth all weekend for questions and answers. On that note, it was quite an accomplishment to get LB5 passed. It took a lot of effort and a lot of time. Once you lose something, it’s very hard to get it back.

Montana Trappers are facing a ballot issue to outlaw all trapping on public land.

I received a call from the U S Sportsmen’s Alliance requesting that our membership be alerted and to call senators to block the appointment of Cass Sunstein to head the Office of Information on Regulatory Affairs. Several senators had placed “holds” on the nomination due to concerns over Sunstein’s views on hunting and Animal Agriculture. For more information, go to www.ussportsmen.org/lac. Don’t put it off, call now!

 See you at Albion. — Don Miller

FTA DELEGATE’S REPORT

As the evenings cool, one’s thoughts turn to fur harvesting! This falls Nebraska Fur Harvesters fall convention will certainly be a classic! Jason Reynoldson has been chairing a very busy committee. I trust everyone has marked Sept. 24 to 26 on the calendar and plans on heading for Albion, NE.

The Boone County Fairgrounds will be seeing many of the top speakers in the country giving demos on Friday and Saturday. Names like Jeff Lewis, Less Johnson, Mark June, Scott Phillips, Dennis Vickers, Rally Hess, Phil VanBibber, Ken Kreshel, Rich Kaspar, Joe Jack, Dirk Miller and Dave Hastings to name a few. The speakers will be sharing countless hundreds of years of experience for those attending.

The dealer list is growing daily and there will be no shortage of exhibits to examine.

The grounds has ample areas for camping, but no hookups. Looking for creature feature reservations? Try calling the following motels, Dunes in Albion 402-395-2105, Fullerton Inn in Fullerton 800-932-6103 or 308-536-2699, Elgin One Stop Sleep Inn in Elgin 402-843-2100.
The 24th will be dealer setup day with no demo’s being given. Pending availability a program may be on the schedule for Sunday AM.

For area information or event questions, give Jason a call at 402-395-6805 or his cell at 402-649-3832. Hope to see everyone there!

— Roy Greenfield

DISTRICT 8 REPORT

Hello, my name is Wynn Hall. I’m a director for the N.F.H. District 8. I live in Exeter, Neb., which is located in Fillmore county. I have been actively trapping for 32 years, and have worked for a local fur buyer a number of years in the past.

By the time this goes to print, another convention will be history, and trapping season will be near. I urge every trapper to get out there and get the landowner’s permission as well as read up on any changes that will effect you with the regulations put in place by the games and parks commission.

Please take the time to find out if your county allows trapping the road right of ways as this is very important to your image and the image of trapping. Now is as good of a time to join the Furharvesters as any if you haven’t yet. We can always use new members young and old alike. I hope everyone has a safe and productive season.

Please feel free to call me with any questions or concerns. If I don’t know the answer to your questions, I will do my best to find it for you — 221 West Otoe, Exeter, Ne 68351; PH: 402-759 -1577

— Wynn Hall

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