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Mississippi Trappers Association Upcoming Events
Here you will find upcoming events that may be of interest to Mississippi Trappers Association Members as well as other trapping related events and information. Do you have an event that you would like to see listed here? It’s easy to do, just fill out our online form.
Presidents Report – June 2019
Hey Folks……summer has arrived in MS, and things are getting busy at your MTA! There are many, many events being planned, but to save space, I’ll just touch on a few. First, we just set the date for our Fall Convention. Once again we will be going to Bass Pro Shop in Pearl for our Friday / Saturday Convention, on September 27 and 28. Our first Convention Committee meeting will be June 11, at 5:00 pm, in the Bass Pro Conference room in Pearl. Last year we had a AWESOME convention committee, and you’ll want to be a part of helping plan this year’s event! We’d love to have you on the committee, so come on out on June 11! Also, at this year’s Convention on Friday night, Sept 27, we will be incorporating a Fur Bearers Unlimited Banquet, complete with live and silent auctions, raffles, and games! This should prove to be a great fund raiser for us and we will need some extra help on the committee to pull this off!
Next, there are several events around the state this summer and fall where we will be represented! There are Boy Scout events, Jakes events (w/ NWTF), several meetings (Cattlemen’s Association, MDWFP Commission, etc) and other places where we will have a presence and / or make presentations. If you know of an event or your planning to attend one of these, please let us know so that we can assist and help get you any material or information that you need. The MTA is devoted to promoting the positive image of trapping throughout our state, and we are the single, unified voice for trapping in Mississippi! We will also be at the MS Wildlife Extravaganza in Jackson in August, and we are also planning for our Trappers College event again this fall, (probably in November). We will also be represented at several trapping conventions around the country this summer! We will have a presence at the Fur Takers National Rendezvous in Virginia, the NTA National Convention in Springfield, MO, the South East NTA Regional in Crossville, TN, a Fur Takers event in west TN, and other conventions throughout the country.
Speaking of National Conventions, the NTA N’tls this year is being held in Springfield, MO the 2nd week of July. This venue is likely as close to MS as any NTA National Convention will be for sometime! If you’ve ever wanted to go to a N’tl, but didn’t want an incredibly long drive, here’s your chance! And while we are on the subject of NTA, please vote in this very important NTA Presidential Election! The ballots have already been sent to all NTA members, and your vote is critical for the direction and leadership of the NTA going into the future! We are fortunate this year to have two fine men running for this position, so please examine both candidates carefully and make your choice for the next NTA leader.
Finally, be looking for a major change in our website. Our webmaster, Mr. Tim Roper, has been busy making our site much more user friendly and there will be several new features available for both our members and also the general public, all of which help trappers and promote the positive image of trapping in our state! These changes are being built presently, and some may be coming online soon, with the total overhaul being complete by this fall.
If I can help with anything related to trapping or the MTA, please don’t hesitate to contact me! If you are not already a MTA member, please go to our website and join online today! Our Association is growing rapidly and we need your support, participation, and involvement to continue this growth to protect trapping and our love for what we do. We have 4 times the number of Facebook Page members than we do MTA members. We are happy to have you on our FB Page, but consider taking the next step and join the Mississippi Trappers Association! You can’t find a better bargain to support trapping than a $23 annual membership to the MTA! Go to www.mstrappers.com and hit Join Now.
Until the next report, be safe,