Annual NAPgA Calendar Photo Contest is ON!

The ever-popular annual NAPgA Calendar photo contest is back! Look through your photos and pick out five favorites. Your goat could be famous in 2021! 
Photo submissions will be taken through September 30th.

These are the rules:
-Participants must be current NAPgA members
-Participants must put their name in the photo’s description field or album cover.
-To qualify for a calendar page, photos MUST be in landscape orientation and high resolution. High resolution means at least 2500 x 1900 pixels.
If these qualifications are not met, your photo cannot be used for a main calendar page no matter how many votes it receives!

Here’s how to enter:

Go to NAPgA’s Flickr account:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/133750117@N08

Sign in to the NAPgAPhotos account. (Please contact us for the email/password as I cannot post it publicly here.)

If you have a personal Yahoo! account, you may have to log out of it in order to sign into the NAPgA account.

Flickr can be complicated to use, so please pay close attention to these instructions.

1. To upload photos, click the little cloud and arrow icon in the top right corner. Once your photos are on the page, click the blue “Upload” button in the top right corner.

2. You may upload up to five photos. Once your photos are uploaded, click the “Albums” link in the middle of the page. Click the “+ New Album” link found to the right of the existing albums.

3. A line of photos will appear along the bottom of the page. Drag your photos into your new album. Add your name to the album title so we know it’s yours.

4. Once your album is complete, click on each individual photo and add a title and description. In the description field please put the location of the photo, names of goats, people, photo credits, or other information you would like to include.

If you have any questions or trouble using the Flickr site, please contact us or email napga.org@gmail.com. We are happy to help!

Let’s see some awesome packgoat photos!

Thanks to All

Many thanks to everyone who participated in our recent online fundraiser events. We had many generous items donated to the auction and buyers were equally generous with their bids. We also want to thank those who attended the livestream fiddle concert and made donations there. As sad as it was to have to cancel the Rendezvous this year, we are grateful that all of us can still be active and share camaraderie online. It’s hard not meeting in person, but what a wonderful age of technology we live in to be able to still join together over the internet! Thanks again to everyone who made these online events such a huge success! We look forward to the time when we can all see each other again in person, but in the meantime may we all spend time “social distancing” on the trails with our wonderful packgoats.

NAPgA Livestream Fiddle Concert

Join us for goat-tastic good times this afternoon at 5:00 pm MST when Phil Hassey will perform a fiddle concert live on YouTube to raise funds for NAPgA!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_dTmy4uh4o&feature=youtu.be

Phil has generously offered to match donations up to $500.00! Those wishing to contribute to this effort may use the donation page here:

Donate

We hope to see you there!

NAPgA Online Fundraiser Auction – Don’t Miss Out!

We can’t have a Rendezvous this year, but that doesn’t mean we have to miss out on all the great stuff to be found at the annual fundraiser auction! NAPgA has decided to hold an online auction and we hope to raise $1750 this year. We’ve had many wonderful donations from a variety of generous goatpacking folks. Hopefully you see something you like! 
https://www.charityauctionstoday.com/auc…apga-12804

The auction runs from July 1 – 11. Don’t let these items slip away!

Podcast: M.ovi Discussion with Justin & Desarae Starck

In this podcast Justin & Desarae Starck go over the complex and controversial issue of Bighorn Sheep and mycoplasma ovipneumonia (M.ovi). This is a expression of their personal views and research and how they came to their decision regarding this complex issue. This is not an official NAPgA view, but is that of two members who extensively put time and research into the issue. Justin and Desarae want to present what they have researched, explain where you can find these documents, and allow you the opportunity to form your own conclusion.
At the end of the Podcast the Wyld Company out of Wyoming states they will be soon releasing some “packgoat gear” and have offered to donate 10% of the total sales to NAPgA! They will be sure to let all the North American Packgoat Association members know when they release the gear. We wish to thank the Wyld Company for their kind donation!
Here is the link to the podcast: EP 10 | ‘Pack Goats And Wild Sheep’ With Justin and Desarae Starck