President's Report 
June 2017

Chris McAllister

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Dallas, SD 57529
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We received notice that the Oral Arguments to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, originally scheduled for July 14, 2017 in Oregon will now be handled through submitted briefs. This will save us the expense of traveling to Oregon.

I just returned from the Western Regional in Sturgis SD. A small turnout with only 242 through the gate. I admit I was expecting a higher attendance since cats and coyotes are one bright spot in the fur market. SDTA President, John Hopple worked his tail off to make this a good event.

The 2018 Western Regional will be hosted by the Montana Trappers Association, June 1 - 3 in Livingston Montana.

A reminder, MASTER TRAPPERS DVD MEMBERSHIP INCENTIVE. This program is designed specifically to assist directors in recruiting new members when setting up a booth at conventions, sport shows etc.. Any new regular one year member will receive their choice of the two DVDs - Vol I or Vol 2. Anyone who buys a regular membership for two or more year can receive both volumes. (family and Junior memberships do not qualify)

These DVDs sell for $40 each, $75 for the set. New members can get them free! Myself and a few others tested this incentive at state conventions last fall. If you will do your part, you’ll find It’s extremely effective. You will need to order a supply several weeks before your planned event to insure we have them. You can save us the shipping If you let the office know now, and pick them up at the national. The office will maintain records of your inventory. NOTE; You must have the DVDs on hand to give to the new members when they join. WE WILL NOT MAIL THEM.

Seems impossible, but the national Convention is only five weeks away. The Illinois trappers are working hard and I’m looking forward to an excellent show. I will be available on the grounds all three days. Don’t hesitate to grab me if you have any questions or issues you’d like to discuss. See you in Pecatonica.