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First Annual Spring Banquet Is Called A Success!

No one really knew what to expect Saturday evening for the very first Spring Banquet.  We figured at the worst, we would have  a lot of leftover Windsor chops to send home with people.

When all the dust settled, it was much better than expected.  Compared to other sporting banquets (Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, etc) the crowd was light.  But for the first NFH Spring Banquet and the Seward VFW club it was just right.

The purpose of the banquet was to raise money to start building a

A trapping package donated by Shane Claeys of Papio Creek Trapping Supply up for raffle.

defense fund to help protect our sportsman’s rights.  The folks at the Seward VFW club did an outstanding job both cooking and serving the meal.  The vendors stepped up and made some very good donations, and the members present stepped up and supported our cause.  In the end it was a good time had by all.

Iowa members Allan Sayre of Hilltop Outdoors/Funke Trap Tags & Supplies and Craig Sweet of the Iowa Trappers Association brought in raffle items such as a dozen MB-550 traps, youth trapping kits, canine trapping kits, and copper trap tags (which Allen made and has already sent out).  Also among the donations was an ICOTec Electronic Predator Call.

NFH Member and owner of Papio Creek Trapping Supply, Shane Clayes donated several land trapping packages and water trapping packages, which were jam packed with baits and lures.  Shane donated a bunch of augers and diggers for the raffle as well.

Other donations included an autographed copy of Hoofbeats of a Wolfer, donated by Kevin Jones of Jones Fur buying.  Lesel Reuwsaat donated a full DVD set, and Mark June donated his Coyote DVDs, volumes 1 and 2.

The Nebraska Fur Harvesters donated a 2 year membership and a Dunn Knife for the raffle as well.

There were other numerous prizes raffled off, and a few of the bigger ticket items were silent auctioned.

See more of the donations and action here in the photo gallery.

The guest speaker was Conservation Officer Stacey Lewton of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.  Stacey talked about being a game warden in the state and the things he runs into during the course of his work.  He reminisced about growing up in Harlan

Officer Stacey Lewton was guest speaker at the banquet.

county and his trapping and wildlife adventures.  He came early and stuck around till the end of the banquet visiting with the folks and answering questions.  A big thanks to Stacey for coming out and supporting us trappers!

We are all looking forward to next year for the second annual spring banquet!

 

 

A Call To Help Nebraska Trapping Youth

Hello everyone,

In case you are not familiar with me, my name is Mike Lance and I have been a NFH member since before 1984. When the Midwest Trapper (Precursor to the Trapper and Predator Caller) was first published by Mr. Chuck Spearman in the mid 70’s I had an article in the 3rd issue (pre dates me a little doesn’t it!).  I’m the fellow who runs the Kids Trap Toss on Saturdays during the general meeting of the NFH annual Fall Convention. I try to keep the “natives” from getting too restless while you tend to the “business”. Which is why I am writing. If we continue to do this we need donated traps from members like you to award as prizes to the kids. I can’t begin to thank the folks who have donated all types of traps through  years, but Dave Hastings, Jim Cronin, Joe Jack, Kris McAllister, Don Miller and several others went way above what I asked. Many times reaching into their own pockets and time slots to provide me with enough prizes and time to make the Trap Toss a success. I’m now asking you newer members to take their place by donating a trap or two so the NFH Fall Convention Trap Toss can continue….. #0’s, 1’s, 1.5’s, 2’s, LS or Coils, small body grip traps, gopher& mole traps,  etc. are prizes given in the Toss and are currently needed. Typically we need from 50-60 individual traps/yr. in order that every boy and girl gets 1. Bring anything you have to the convention  – new or “pre-owned” in useable condition and I’ll keep this portion of the Convention active as long as the members want. If you need to visit on this or about any other topic let me know with a call @ cell # 402-841-0380 or Pilger NE @396-3718. Thanks.

As always,

Searching for the $9.63 (Top Lot)  Opossum,

The mike