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District 2 Director & Co-Director reports
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Minnesota Trappers Association
District 2 Reports
Director:
Steve Pahlen
P.O. Box 72
Plummer, MN  56748
(612) 269-1164
Co-Director
Chris Morinville
21000 225th St SE
Brooks, MN 56715
(218) 698-4342

Co-Director:
Les Huerd
515 Park Avenue
Williams, Mn 56686
218-395-0010

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Director - Steve Pahlen
Summer 2022 Report

Greetings fellow members,                                                                                                        
It seems like winter does not want to give up its hold on us just yet. This will go down in the Northland as open water spring beaver trapping that wasn't.  We held a very successful spring meeting in Blackduck on March 27th with a good turnout of about 35 people and several new faces attending. We will be hosting a Trapper Education session this fall in conjunction with our fall meeting sometime in September so please spread the word. The precise date and time will be made available on the MTA website and Facebook page when plans are finalized. As always if you have any questions or concerns feel free to call or email.                                              
Regards Steve
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Co-Director Chris Morinville
Spring 2022 Report

As I write this, we are approaching mid-February and my trapping has wound down until spring open water. However, the legislative session has just started up again and with that, we need to be vigilant of legislation that might come forward over the next couple of months this session. We're going to continue to see these large omnibus bills which make identifying and fighting (or promoting) legislation all the more difficult.  We're less likely to see stand-alone trapping bills that spend weeks or months going through the paces than we are to see amendments to an omnibus bill. Amendments can come early, but they can also come late and once something is in these omnibus bills it's likely to become law. This is why I believe it's so important that we, as an Association, have an active lobbyist in St. Paul. Our work doesn't end there.  It's equally important that we all learn the names of our state senators and representatives and try to form at least some sort of positive relationship with them. This relationship might be as simple as the occasional conversation at an event, a letter, an email, or a phone call on up to campaign volunteering or financial support. I don't like that it has to be this way, but this is where we're at and we all need to be just a little more involved politically.

Chris





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