The 2016 convention is in the books and a good time was had by all. Underneath all the vendor booths, tailgaters and demos is always the Nebraska Fur Harvesters general membership meeting. This is where policy and decisions are made by the organization, and this is open to all NFH members in current standing who desire to be a part of the direction and decision making of our organization.
Usually the biggest item on the agenda is where to hold the convention for the upcoming year. A couple guys from Sidney were here and made a very compelling case for their city. It was put to a vote and decided that next year’s convention will be in Sidney, Nebraska, September 22 – 23. Note: Someone please get me the names of these two gentlemen so I can update this article to give them proper credit.
In other items of importance, it was decided to send more money to help out Montana in their fight against Initiative 177 which would ban trapping on public ground in that state.
The youth trapping education program was discussed, as well as Gary Macke’s youth program he helps with.
Nebraska Game and Parks Furbearer Biologist Sam Wilson gave his report. It is looking good for a discounted fur harvest permit for seniors and veterans. Things are also starting to look good for an Otter season in Nebraska, but it is a long process and the specifics are still being worked out.
The positions of Treasurer and Vice President were up for election this year. No one contested, so Monty Arnold (VP) and Jason Reynoldson (Treasurer) will retain their offices.
Gary Macke presented the Nebraska Fur Harvesters with a check for $800 from NAFA.
NFH Spring Meeting will be held in Seward Nebraska, April 30th, noon, at the VFW.
Some new things coming to the website will be online membership signups and some NFH merchandise sales.
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