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.
Trappers need to contact their legislators about Bills that affect Trapping...
It is important you contact and respectfully inform your state senator and representative that you do not support these bills, why you do not, and that you ask them not to support any of these bills. Click here for tthe list of bills.
News & Notices:DNR Survey to change things in trapping!The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking input through Sunday, April 21, online at mndnr.gov/input/wildlife-input.html, in writing or by email. Background information on each change is provided online. The questions are for an informal, non-representative survey of DNR stakeholders. Survey responses will help inform us as we make future decisions on these issues.CBS On-line Poll about Banning Fur...
URGENT: Vote NO - People should be able to buy fur. CBS in New York is running an online poll to gauge people's feelings about fur. At this time, the results are very close to 50/50. The IFF is asking everyone to weigh in and vote NO - People should be able to buy fur if they want. The survey is a single question and will only take a few seconds of your time. Please click on the link and vote NO in the survey. Fur Survey, click here.
2019 Sustaining Donor Patch Now Available... read more
Fur Donation to Eden Prairie School....read more
2019 Convention Information:
The 2019 MTA Summer Convention will be held in Redwood Falls, MN. August 1 - 3, 2019. Check back here for further updates.
Additional Information:Interested in becoming an MTA/DNR Certified Trapping Instructor for Minnesota?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.TANNED FUR PROJECT - Fur Processing Volunteer List
DOG RELEASE KITS: District Directors should have these on hand. Contact the Director in your district to get one. Click here to find the District you live in.