Don't lose the faith yet Muskrat. If there was one lesson to come out of that meeting, it was not to rely on one individual. The only thing that happens then is we all end up disappointed.
After you left, colony traps were brought up. Unfortunately, it wasn't on the agenda so they couldn't act on it, but here is the brief synopsis.
They asked about removing fencing restriction and the head warden noted he would love nothing more than to have trappers get that restriction removed. It is clear as mud and needs to be eliminated. No push back from our wildlife folks. Broad support from committee to remove the culvert restriction as well. But no action could be taken because I let every single one of you down.
First I screwed up submitted the resolution. Second, I knew it had to be on the agenda for them to act, but even though I talked with the chairman of the committee, I failed to ask him to put it on the agenda. I struck out again. Maybe next year, I can get a partner in crime on this colony trap resolution to ensure we get it in the process and get it pushed across the finish line. They are ready for this change, but we didn't take what they wanted to give us.
But back to the season structure. We will get the opportunity to vote this spring on a three zone proposal that has a slightly earlier season for the north and an extension for all based on those three zones. The authors of those resolutions won't be able to pass that spring question on their own. It's going to take a few more than just those four.
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...it's about learning to dance in the rain!