Welcome to the
Minnesota Trappers Association
The Minnesota Trappers Association was established in January, 1959 for the sole purpose of "helping to perpetuate the nation's oldest industry - the fur trade". The MTA continues to work hard to preserve the trapping heritage and your right to trap.
NEW! MTA is on Facebook! Check it out by clicking on the link below...
News & Notices:
- "Professional Trapping is Tough" from Jan-Feb, 1963 Conservation Volunteer magazine.
- LDF Banquet a Success! Click here for final report.
- Seeking someone to assume the MTA Secretary position. Contact Todd for Info.
- Article by Don McGaffey with pics - "Getting the Word Out"
- Dan Nalezny Story – Donation from Crow River Sportsmen’s Club
- NEW - Andy's Tracks 'n Trails: "Otters"
- Important! - DNR Special Restrictions on use of Snares
- Tanned Fur Project: Fur Processing Volunteer List
- New Souvenir items will be available at the 2021 Convention. Click here to see what's coming.
- 2021 Sustaining Donor Patch (Click on patch to view a larger detailed image)
If you have a passion for our sport and understand the importance of guiding future trappers in taking furbearers respectfully in an efficient and ethical manner, please consider joining our team of volunteer educators. Please click on Instructor Certification for additional information.DOG RELEASE KITS: Available at no cost. Click here to order.