North Dakota Fur Hunters & Trappers Association February 2010 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, P.O. Box 465, Hazelton, ND 58544; 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 Trapper & Predator Caller — $12
• Adult membership with subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $20
• Family membership with subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $20
• Lifetime with subscription to Trapper & Predator Caller — $250
• Lifetime (62 and over) with subscription to 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


Just a little bit of business for now as you should also receive a Dakota Skinner relatively soon:

The winter meet is Saturday, Feb. 20 at the Joann Hetzel 4-H Building in Bismarck (same as the last five years and just across the highway from the Game and Fish Headquarters). The activities for the day begin at 8:30 a.m. and will probably end at about 4 p.m. (CST), with lunch again being served right there. The schedule looks to have supply dealers and demonstrations on fur handling, trapping, cable devices and calling. In addition to lunch, we’ll have some great fundraising activities (auction, raffles and door prizes), things to do for the younger folks, and a short meeting for everyone. If you’re going to stay overnight in Bismarck that weekend, make your reservations as soon as possible.
There is a membership survey included with this issue of the Dakota Skinner. It’s important that you take a moment and complete the survey. The information, ideas and feedback you provide will serve to guide your association for the next several years.

For those folks working the Badlands and Mountain Lion Zone A, pay attention to the sign and try to avoid the areas with lion activity. For some areas, I know that’s hard to do as the lion population is increasing. If you’re working in an area that has lion activity, check your equipment frequently and do the best that you can. Not doing so will jeopardize the way we do business in the future. It’s as simple as that.

Remember to keep your membership current and be informed. As we go about our business calling or trapping, consider sharing your travels and experiences with someone who has yet to know these activities. Until next time, take care, be safe and responsible, and enjoy what Mother Nature and North Dakota have to offer. I hope to see you in February!

Catch ‘ya.

— Rick Tischaefer

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