Category Archives: Meetings and Events

Meetings and Events of the NFH.

Trapper’s Education Class being held

There will be a Trapper’s Education class sponsored by the Nebraska Fur Harvesters.

When:  September 11th, 2016, 9am to 2pm
Where:  Louisville Rod and Gun Club, just south of Springfield, Nebraska (Click this link to see location on google maps)

Classroom, demo sessions, and hands on time.  Lots of raffle prizes!  A free trap will be given to students 18 and under.

We will be having coon, coyote and bobcat demos by local trappers with decades of experience.

Come learn the basics and meet some great people.  Lunch will be provided.

For more information contact Eric Stane at ericnfh@gmail.com or (402) 658-8012.

NFH Sponsors Nebraska State Taxidermy Association Award

The Nebraska Fur Harvesters sponsored the Best Small Mammal award this year at the Nebraska State Taxidermy Association in Columbus, Nebraska.  On hand to represent the NFH and present the award was NFH President Eric Stane.  The winner was Steve Rollen of Colorado with a Lynx.

The NSTA holds an annual convention and competition where taxidermists can enter their works and compete with others.  At conventions you have the opportunity to attend seminars given by experts as a way to help you learn more, as well as admire the work of your peers.  This year’s convention was held June 3rd-5th at the Ramada Inn, Columbus,  Nebraska.

Eric Stane presents award to Steve Rollen.
Eric Stane presents award to Steve Rollen.  Click for full size image.

Spring Meeting Held In Sumner, Nebraska

The Spring meeting was held in Sumner, Nebraska on April 10th, 2016.  Topics discussed included furthering the education program, getting volunteers to help at the convention and to help with education classes, etc.  The possibility of holding a State Association Fur Auction was tossed around.  If you have interest or opinions on this contact Eric Stane.

Bob Miers was introduced as the new Secretary for the Nebraska Fur Harvesters Association.  Thanks, Bob and we are glad to have that position filled after being vacant for so long.

Some discussion was had about where to hold the 2017 convention.

Sam Wilson giving his report
Sam Wilson giving his report

Sam Wilson, Furbearer Program Manager for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission gave his report on some regulation terminology changes, Otter numbers, and Furbearer Harvest numbers.  Thanks Sam for making the trip out and providing the valuable information.

 

 

 

 

If anyone would like to volunteer to help at the convention, education programs, or anything else with the Nebraska Fur Harvesters, please contact our President Eric Stane.  We are always looking for volunteers.

A big thanks to all who attended for making the trip.  Thanks to those that donated lure, bait, tools and hats to be drawn out and given away as door prizes.  There were a few items left over and those will go in Eric’s youth education box to be given out at the future youth education seminars.  Also a huge Thank You to Monte for hosting and providing lunch!

Have a good summer and see you all at the convention!!!

Spring Meeting Attendance in Sumner, Nebraska
Spring Meeting Attendance in Sumner, Nebraska

Spring Meeting Details Announced

The Spring Meeting of the Nebraska Fur Harvesters Association will be held Sunday, April 10, 2016 in Sumner, Nebraska at the Sumner Community Hall.  Meeting time is 10:30am.  Monte is arranging for lunch and it is being provided for a good will offering.

Topics being discussed include:

Expanding the Trappers Education Program
Building a list of volunteers for events
Introducing our new Secretary
The 2016 Convention
Proposed regulation changes
The new website
Any other new business or concerns

Click this link to see the location on google maps.

Door prizes will be given away.  Shane Claeys from Papio Creek Trapping Supply has a box of giveaways, as well as a few things from Hornady and M & M Baits and Lures.  There will probably be more by meeting time.

If you have questions please contact Eric Stane at this email address, or use the Contact Us page.

All Nebraska Fur Harvesters Association members are welcome to attend.  If you are not currently a member, Visit our membership page and join today or join at the meeting.

There is currently a thread on trapperman.com about the spring meeting.  Make a post of you need to carpool or have any ideas:  http://www.trapperman.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/5448563/Nebraska_Fur_Harvesters_spring#Post5448563

October Trapper Education Seminar a Success!

On October 15th I gave an introduction to trapping class at the Outdoor Education Center in Lincoln. We had 28 attendees that included adults, male and female, and several kids.

Most everyone had done a little trapping but when asked why they were attending most answered that they wanted to learn more about the basics. Some had trapped last year for the first time and some hadn’t trapped for a few years. We had a good mix of ages and experience.

We covered why we trap and the consequences of not trapping even when the market is in a downturn. Regulations were discussed to make everyone aware of the importance of knowing your regulations before heading afield to set traps.

The second part we covered was ethics and making the right decisions when determining when and where to set traps. After that we got into the basic equipment and sets along with what to do after you harvested a fur bearer. We talked about different ways to market your catch and options to achieve that.

It was a great group with lots of questions and answers afterwards. The Game and Parks wants to provide this class a couple of times a year. If you are interested in this type of class please contact the game and parks to let them know and they can schedule more classes in the future.

Thanks,
Eric Stane — Nebraska Fur Harvesters President and Education Coordinator

NFH Elects New President

At the 2015 Fall meeting, NFH elected Eric Stane as new President to replace Adam Duryea who’s term was up.  Eric answered a few questions about himself and his upcoming role in the Nebraska Fur harvesters:

How did you get started in trapping?

I picked up a copy of Fur Fish and Game in the high school library and borrowed a few traps from a friend. I just thought it looked interesting and never thought I would still be doing it 30 years later.

Why did you join The Nebraska Fur Harvesters?

To help further educate the younger generation and to see that our sport is available to them in the future.

As President of the NFH, what would you like to see accomplished?

A Trapper Education program established.