Once again we had a very successful Midwinter Trapper’s Workshop in Hermansville on February 6.  This would not have been possible without the volunteers who helped out, our two supply dealers, Burton Trapping Supplies & Clark’s Willow Tree Fur, and our local fur buyer, Skunk Creek Trapping Supply.  We would also like to thank the many who donated prizes for this event.  We apologize if anyone got left out.  We know a few people just brought their donations to the back of the room and may not have gotten their donations recorded.  Here is a list of all the donations that we had recorded:

Mike Lewis  fawn and fox pictures

Dave Vardian —  log cabin bird feeder and the boot jack

Bays De Noc Gobblers — moose picture and the Rapid River knife

Bark River Knife — compasses binoculars and head lights

U.P. Steam and Gas Association– furnished enough  lumber to build 130 weasel boxes

Keith Thorson owner of Tree Treasurers — furnished  lumber to build 80 weasel boxes and donated the polar bear picture

Dan Absolon — donated 64 weasel boxes

Larry Potter — dirt sifter

F&T — gave us a discount on the lure we gave away

John Gunville — 6 coyote drags

Terry Haanpaa — 12 bottles of lure

Clark’s Willow Tree Furs — $20.00 off 5dozen wood rat traps

District 3 U.P. Trappers — 2-330 conibears and 3 -#4 jump traps 

Eugene Arduin — with some help from Jim Fornetti built 210 weasel boxes

Whitens Saw Mill — planed and cut to width all the lumber

Mountain Man (Mike Nowak) — donated the beaver hat, the beaver mitts, and a box of knives

Bob Potvin — 80 weasel stretchers

Blue Lord — 2 doz. #1 traps and some wire muskrat stretchers

Wayne Koski — some weasel  stretchers

Thanks again to everyone who made this fun day for the kids a tremendous success.  We at District 3 of the
U.P. Trappers Association really appreciate everything you have done!!! THANK YOU!