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Old 05-19-2022, 10:47 PM
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It's getting close to the Rendevousz. I'm looking forward to an in person gathering again. Hope to see a lot of you trappers and family there.

If you're on a RFMA and you haven't submitted a logbook I'd like to encourage you to do so. These logbooks have proven to be a valuable tool for collecting furbearer data. Robert Anderson from ACA did a presentation on what they've been able to extract from them so far and I was impressed.

There are 1500+ RFMA's in this province and we don't even have the 200 logbooks submissions from last season that we really need to keep a good baseline. It's a pretty simple way for trappers to show their support to the trapping industry by taking 15 minutes and completing the Logbook. You can do it online by going to the ATA website.

The deadline for submission has been extended to the weekend of the rendezvous, July 1. And there will be a draw for prices for those who have submitted theirs. One of which is a weekend at our Lodge, and that's priceless! sheepcreekcabin.net

Come on folks lets help ourselves out, and get those logbooks submissions in.
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Old 05-26-2022, 08:28 AM
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It doesent take very long to fill out an no one other than the guys an gals at the Alberta conservation association sees your info if that’s the hold up for some. It’s giving us Trappers credibility as stewards of the land an the person who has the most knowledge of the area. Wouldn’t it be nice to see government consult Trappers when the require info as a valuable asset. I have filled the log books out every year since they had the pilot project.
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Old 05-28-2022, 07:23 PM
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...."I'm from the Gov't and I am here to help you"
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Old 05-29-2022, 08:47 AM
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...."I'm from the Gov't and I am here to help you"
“I’m from the government….and I can take your trapline if you don’t prove that you are relevant and add value to the landscape”
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Old 05-30-2022, 10:15 PM
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“I’m from the government….and I can take your trapline if you don’t prove that you are relevant and add value to the landscape”
There it is! If you don’t fill out your log books the government will take your trapline!

I swear to gawd, some of you ATA peeps are absolutely nutz.
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Old 05-31-2022, 10:35 PM
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And once again Dave rises to the occasion to bash the ATA when ever possible...while still using their services when ever it suits him. Hypocrite.
Did you train your incontinent dog yet?
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Old 05-29-2022, 09:11 AM
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Something like this should be mandatory I find way too many Hunters using Trappers cabins as hunting shacks in the fall .

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Old 05-29-2022, 10:50 AM
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Something like this should be mandatory I find way too many Hunters using Trappers cabins as hunting shacks in the fall .

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Are you referring to the "bribe" that is being offered to those who fill out this book. Interesting to know how this "Lodge" and others like it were acquired, in spite of regs...
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Old 05-29-2022, 02:33 PM
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What about my annual fur harvest report? Is it missing details that the log would capture?
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Old 05-29-2022, 06:41 PM
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What about my annual fur harvest report? Is it missing details that the log would capture?
That info is available to all who obtain their annual licence and also from your action sales, if required..
I might add, if this is better than sliced bread...why are there less than 200 books in from the 1500 RFMA's ...Maybe they see it as I do but don't like to say
ShiZ, even with a mouthful, for fear of being singled out..

Hunters using cabins ..Next it will be that trappers cannot hunt or carry a rifle when on the line....watch what you say or it will bite you on the azz...It's already happening but some can't see the trees from the forest..

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Old 05-30-2022, 09:46 PM
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Some things never change, but you sure do put the sour in Doug, no doubt. You're well named.

The log books capture more than harvest records. A trapper can record what ever information they choose. But there is also targeted inquiries every year. This year they were looking for information on Spruce Grouse distribution as reported by us, trappers.

Participate or not, your choice for now.
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