President — Tom Mulea, Oxford, NJ; 908-453-2922
Vice President — Rick Moore, Ewing, NJ; 609-882-5848
Treasurer — Bill Guiles, Belvidere, NJ; 908-453-3536
Field & Ed — Jay Staudt, Stockton, NJ; 609-773-0470
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Well, in spite of the threat of rain, our convention went pretty well. The rain stayed away, the dealers showed up, and our members came to enjoy the day and the company. As usual I did not get to see much of the dealer area, but those that I spoke to all seamed to have had a good day. The new food supplier did a good job. Most people enjoyed the pulled pork, and other than being a little short on the salads the dinner went well. Next year we will make sure the vendor knows how much we eat.
After the dinner we had our guest speakers report on any changes to the regulations, and the state of the fur market. The market seems to have all the raccoons needed, but muskrats, mink, and red fox should be in demand. Beaver , as usual, will be weak. The cost of dressing them holds the price down. Other than that most prices should be just about where they were last year.
We had several changes in the officers. Tom Mulea is the new president, and Jay Staudt is field and ed director. We all wish them well, and know they will do a good job. Remember we meet just about every month. All members are welcome to attend. Also if you make sure we have your email address we will send the minutes of the meeting to you.
Once again we will have a booth at the Garden State Outdoor Show in Edison this year. Make plans to attend and stop at our booth and say hello.
That’s enough for today. Remember, be safe, have fun, and take a kid with you. They are the future. — Jim DeStephano