President — Rick Tischaefer, P.O. Box 334, Butte, ND 58723-0334; 701-626-7150; firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President — Glen Baltrusch, 312 Alder Ave., Harvey, ND 58341; 701-341-1261
Treasurer — Linda Penry, 3235 Crested Drive N., Mandan, ND 58554; 701-667-9380; email@example.com
Fur Harvester Education Program Coordinator — Rick Tischaefer, P.O. Box 334,Butte, ND 58723-0334; 701-626-7150; firstname.lastname@example.org
• Junior (14 and under) membership with T&PC — $12
• Adult membership with T&PC — $20
• Family membership with T&PC — $20
• Lifetime with T&PC — $250
• Lifetime (62 and over) with T&PC — $150
Complete membership application on first page of the association news section and send dues to:
3235 Crested Dr. N., Mandan, ND 58554
Not much for this month – just some reminders:
Fur Harvester Education Classes – Forty eight individuals graduated from the North Dakota Fur Harvester Education Program in August and September. Classes were held in Bismarck, Dickinson, and Jamestown. My appreciation goes out to the volunteer instructors who took their time to schedule, coordinate, train, and share their knowledge with those attending. If you haven’t taken the opportunity to attend a class, please consider it for 2014 – you will not be disappointed. And as a reminder, we’re in need of instructors too. Consider taking that extra step and helping out. Let me know if you are interested as we’re planning instructor classes for this winter.
Donations Needed for Fur School-Fur Harvester Education – If you’d like to donate one or more carcass animals from trapping season this year, we’ve got a use for them. Tickets will be provided for your donation (like the 50/50 program) and a drawing held in 2014. The animals will be used in our fur harvester education classes. Animals should be in good condition and preferably double bagged, compressed, and frozen. Arrangements can be made with your Director or I can get them on the fur route.
2014 50/50 Deer Hide and Wild Fur Program – If you have hides or pelts to donate, contact your Director or me for arrangements to drop off or pick-up. This is a great opportunity to help the association and win some cash. You receive tickets for your donation, and once the hides or pelts are sold, the amount is split between the association and one lucky winner drawn from the pool of tickets. There is a separate drawing for hides and pelts.
Advisory Board Meetings – The fall advisory board meetings should be scheduled shortly and will probably be towards the end of November. Make it a point to find out when and where your district meeting will be held and attend!
Enjoy your time in the field and marshes this fall, and take the time to thank a veteran for the freedom we enjoy. Remember to keep your membership current so you stay informed. Until next time, take care and be safe. Catch ‘ya. — Rick