North Dakota Fur Hunters & Trappers Association August 2009 Report

President — Rick Tischaefer, P.O. Box 334, Butte, ND 58723-0334; phone: 701-626-7150; e-mail:

Vice President — Marty Beard, 9101 119th St. SE, Bismarck, ND 58504; phone: 701-224-0878

Secretary — Jeremy Duckwitz, 361 78th Ave. NE, Carrington, ND 58421; phone: 701-674-3535;

Treasurer — Linda Penry, 3235 Crested Drive N., Mandan, ND 58554; phone: 701-667-9380;

Fur Harvester Education Program Coordinator — Rick Tischaefer, P.O. Box 334,Butte, ND 58723-0334; phone: 701-626-7150; e-mail:

Membership Options:
• Junior (14 and under) membership with subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $12
• Adult membership with subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $20
• Family membership with subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $20
• Lifetime with subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $250
• Lifetime (62 and over) with subscription to The Trapper & Predator Caller — $150

Complete membership application on first page of the association news section and send dues to:
NDFHTA, Treasurer
Linda Penry
3235 Crested Dr. N., Mandan, ND 58554


Greetings everyone! I hope everything is going well for you and that our summer has been kind to you. As mentioned in earlier reports, here’s our next rendezvous:

When: Aug. 22 and 23

Where: Camp Beaver at North Tobiasion Lake (8 mi S. of Northwood, ND on County Rd 23)

What: Demos – Otter Avoidance by Rick Tischaefer

Beaver Trapping by Dusty Hough

Waxed Dirt Makin’ by Rick Tischaefer

Rifle Reloadin’

Fur Grading with Dave Bewick – North American Fur Auctions

Events: Coyote-set makin’ contest with prizes (bring your stuff)

MuzzleLoader Lath Shoot with prizes (bring your smoke pole)

Ladies Craft Show with several vendors

Kids fishing tourney with prizes (bring your fishin’ stuff)

Auction (donations appreciated)

Food: Kettle Cook Lunch on Saturday with soft serve ice cream

Pig Roast pickin’ on Saturday evening

Special Pancake Breakfast on Sunday morning

Christian Worship Service w/Gospel Group Sunday 10 a.m.

Vendors: Dusty Hough’s Fur Shed

Rick’s Supply and Service

If you have something to donate for the auction, please bring it along or send it over to Ron Gore. Camp Beaver has accommodations for primitive camping, hook-up camping, and cabins. Get a hold of Ron Gore at 543-3855 to make your reservation. Mark your calendar and plan to attend!

The wild fur drawing and annual raffle was held on June 30 in Bismarck. The winner of the 50/50 wild fur drawing was Jim Manogue. Thanks also go to Ed Fisher, Ken Blotter, and Chris Tischaefer for your donations. Your help with raising money with this program is appreciated and certainly needed. Everyone is encouraged to participate, so consider a small donation this coming season.

The winners of the annual raffle are 1) large caliber rifle – Mark Bromstad of Holt, with a ticket sold by Ron Gore; 2) muzzleloader – member (and VP) Marty Beard; 3) .22 rifle – member Wes Lampson of Langdon; 4) Fox Pro caller – Ron Reimeat of Harvey, with a ticket sold by Leroy Nelson; and 5) $50 gift certificate – Julie Nelson of Ellendale, with a ticket sold by Tony Brandenburger. Thanks to the fundraising committee for their hard work, everyone who participated, and congratulations to our winners!

Remember to keep your membership current so you stay informed. Chris and I hope to see you at the rendezvous. Until next time, take care and be safe.

Catch ‘ya.

— Rick Tischaefer

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