Feb 2, 2012

Donation from MDHA to NR Club

Gae Davis (left) of the Minnesota Deerhunters Association (and a CLC Criminal Justice instructor) presented Dr. Bill Faber and the CLC Natural Resources Club a check for $700 from the state group in appreciation for the assistance the students give each hunting season the past four years for the Hides for Habitat program. The NR students help prepare deer hides for shipment to processors that convert the hides into items such as mittens and gloves. MDHA works for the conservation and betterment of tomorrow's wildlife and hunters through education, habitat, and legislation. "We support youth hunting education at Deep Portage Conservation Reserve, Firearm Safety Classes, the youth hunt at Camp Ripley, we purchase habitat acreage for the public to use for bird and animal sightseeing and hunting, and we provide habitat improvement and sightseeing trails in 12 wildlife management areas," said Gae, who along with Casey Stengel of Brainerd, serves on the MDHA state board of directors. "We really appreciate the funds for the club," said NR student Malcolm Stroot of New York Mills, who accepted the check along with Dr. Faber on behalf of all club members.