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News pertaining to Annual Conventions.

Fall Convention Still Scheduled For September 25th and 26th, 2020

At the spring meeting held August 2 in Albion, it was decided that the convention should still be held in North Platte.  This decision was unanimously voted on by the attending members at the meeting.  The convention is still contingent upon the approval of our event plan by the West Central District Health Department.

Please keep checking the facebook page and website for the most current information on the convention.  Also, keep in mind, as these crazy times seem to change day-by-day, current events of the day could cause the convention to be cancelled up to the day of.

Seeking 2020 Convention Host

We are looking for bids for the 2020 convention location. 2020 is scheduled to be held in western Nebraska from highway 83 west.

Some of the requirements are….

Vendor building, preferably one or two within close proximity, minimum 12,000 sq feet.

Motels, preferably 2

A variety of places to eat

Camper hook ups on site and shower

The local host person will need to be responsible for being the local contact for the facility, lining up a food vendor for both days on site, auctioneer for the Saturday night auction and a vendor to supply bbq for the Saturday night dinner.

Vendors, demo schedules, T-shirt’s, raffle firearm and Friday night fish fry will be taken care of by the association.

If you are interested in hosting the 2020 convention or have questions please contact Eric Stane, 402-658-8012 or ericnfh@gmail.com.

If no bids are received the association will look for a location in the eastern third of the state.

Why a NFH Membership?

There are various reasons why people do not “join up” for organizations.  Most of these reasons I understand and some I do not.  Some organizations will blast you with email constantly.  Now that they got you, they try to get you to the next level or to purchase additional products or services.  They collect your information such as address and phone number and sell it off to whoever pays money for it.  Soon you have junk mail from every conceivable related business and robo-calls that we all hate.

I would like to think the Nebraska Fur Harvesters is different.  In fact, I know they are different.

Most of your membership money goes to your subscription of The Trapper’s Post.  If you have never seen the ‘Post, then you are missing out on a really good read for trappers.  The post is always full of good information, how to articles and lots of knowledge.

The remaining money from your membership goes into our treasury.  This money is used to rent buildings and facilities for our annual convention and our annual banquet.  Lots of other things come up for our organization, such as printing costs, repair on our trailer, and other numerous things an organization encounters.

Of course you can attend the convention and its festivities without being a member of the NFH.  But only current members can attend the business meeting that takes place at noon on Saturday of the convention.

It is during this meeting where the organization decides where our money will get spent, among many other things.   It is always interesting.  Sometimes we all agree, sometimes we do not,  but there is always laughing and the camaraderie that goes with having a group of like minded people  “talking shop”.

The NFH annual convention is just around the corner.  It has fast become one of those things I look forward to every year.  Kinda like Christmas when I was a little kid.

The membership desk is located as you walk in the convention.  No one will twist your arm or look down on you if you are not a member, but your dollars (our dollars) are appreciated and are always put to good use.  Come out and have some fun, see some good demos, look at some new equipment and sniff some new baits and lures.  Above all, have a good time and enjoy yourself, and remember, we are all on the same team.

-Mark Hajny
NFH Web guy and NTA Representative

 

 

Used Traps Needed For Youth

Once again at the Nebraska Fur Harvesters Convention, Mike Lance will be doing the youth trap toss.  This is a fun activity for kids of all ages.  Mike has been doing this for a lot of years and kids look forward to it every year.

But we need your help.

We need used traps for the giveaway.  Each kid comes away with a trap to take home.  If you are coming to the convention, please bring a 1 1/2 coil spring, dog proof, or 110 for donation to the youth trapping program.  If you are not coming, send one with someone who is.

If you are at the convention and see Mike, tell him thanks for all he does for Nebraska’s trapping future.

Thank you for your donations!