Minnesota Trappers Association
42222 450th St
St. Peter, MN 56082
Fall 2018 Report
Hello fellow trappers!
As you know, most of the conventions are over for the year. I just have to say, Wow, I had a lot of fun met a lot of new and exciting people. I have also heard a lot about the antics. Such as California (San Francisco) has put a ban into place on the sale of fur/hides. This law will go into effect on January 1st, 2019. The fur sellers will have until the first of the year 2020 to sell their remaining stock. Retailers involved have already estimated a loss of around 45 million dollars. I am not sure what they are thinking, but this sounds like a lot of tax money that the state will not be collecting.
In Idaho the trappers won a huge victory. The movement was calling for more restrictions on trapping. A United States District Court Judge dismissed the case against the state. One of the restrictions would have eliminated wolf trapping all together!
In Montana the circuit court of appeals, have denied our appeal of the lynx settlement. In both Montana and Idaho, the NTA was the only national organization to intervene on behalf of the trappers. If you can take a child trapping this fall and exposed them directly to the sport of trapping the more the industry will be as a whole. The kids are the future of tomorrows trapping.
If any of you have heard any anti-movements or concerns, please get with your district leaders and leaders or inform me directly.
Your National Trapping Association Director,
“THE NTA FIGHTS FOR ALL OF US”