This time of year is great for taking care of duck blinds and tree stands. You don’t have to fight the heat, bugs or hot weather and you don’t have to negotiate tall weeds. With the help of two good friends, I took advantage of the mild temperature to take down a hanger I had left in a tree the last four years. Why’d I wait so long? In part because the base of the tree was underwater until August and why take it down then when deer season is just around the corner?
Another great thing to do this time of year is get out and shoot some trap. On May 7th MHHF volunteers and friends are going to gather at Lake Lotawana Sportsmen’s Club to enjoy some time to socialize. I hope you’ll consider joining us for this pot-luck event. MHHF will provide the bar-b-que meat. See the announcement elsewhere in this update for details.
The first weekend in June I’m asking all active members to participate in the annual Instructor/Mentor Rendezvous. Each year we get more experience in perfecting our clinic model. This meeting is specifically intended to document any improvements we’ve created over the year and brainstorm solutions to any challenges we’ve encountered. You can view the results from last year’s meeting on the “members only” section of our website (www.mhhf.us)
Though there are several organizations, including the Missouri Department of Conservation that provide hunter education classes and managed youth hunts, MHHF is still the only entity that provides all of the components of our hunter education clinic, and in one weekend. People are impressed when I describe our clinic model. We should be very proud of it.
Once again, thanks to your MHHF Board of Directors for rising to the occasion. They have agreed to participate in a special meeting, Sunday May 15th to spend the morning drawing up six and 12-month goals and action plans for the Federation. Growing our membership and the number of annual clinics are top of the list.
See you soon!