Dale “Gabby” Hayes


Dale Hayes


Brian Fischer presents the Hall of Fame award to Dale Hayes. 

I would like to nominate a trapper for the MTA Hall of Fame. He willingly volunteered to be a co-director years ago without knowing what it really entailed and a short time later became our District Director. From his leadership and good-humored personality, we saw our district meeting attendance grow from single digits to 60-70 people! Suddenly we had whole families and friends coming just to see what this trapping deal was all about.

He’s volunteered at Eagle Bluff Learning Center when we used to have trapping classes there. He would help with both of the highway clean-ups in our district and always took his turn sitting behind a booth at the Winona, Olmsted, Filmore, and Steele county fairs.

He served his country in Vietnam as a Marine and he has served his fellow trappers as well. It’s time we acknowledge this trapper for all he has generously given to the MTA. Mr. Dale “Gabby” Hayes.

Respectfully submitted,
Terry McElmury

This is the 2021 Hall of Fame winner

Thanks for all your hard work
Tyler Thompson
District 7 Director
Awards Chairman

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