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Minnesota Trappers Association
District 3 Reports
Don McGaffey
9811 Chippewa Heights
Brandon, MN 56315
(320) 815-0047

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Eric Maijala
56015 Co Rd 8
New York Mills,
MN 56567
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Keith Friedsam
509 Pinetree Drive  
Perham, MN 56573

Director - Don McGaffey
2020 Summer Report

Greetings District 3,

I hope everyone is well and staying safe with the whole COVID thing going on. Our world has changed and God only knows if things will ever be “normal” again. Fortunately, spring beaver trapping has been a good method for social distancing. I can’t begin to tell you how sick I am of this new world, but I’m sure all of you are also.

As you have probably heard, the 2020 summer convention has been canceled due to health concerns. I will tell you that that was a very gut retching decision by the board of directors. Even though it was a unanimous decision, there wasn’t a single individual involved that didn’t have heartburn because of it. Sometimes doing the right thing just plain sucks! However, we will rise up and move forward! At some point, things will return to normal (maybe a different normal) and this crap will be just a very bad memory. Please note that the raffle is still going to happen so get those raffle tickets sold!

Hopefully, we can get together this fall. We are looking at having a fall meeting that would include some demos, raffle, a card game, and hoping to have a vendor or two there so guys can get some supplies for the fall. We will hold it on a Saturday to eliminate the conflict with high school football. Obviously, we don’t have any way of knowing a date yet but we will pass on more information (if we have it) in the next edition of this publication.

The last word that I have regarding the Alexandria Youth Outdoor Activity Day is that the plan is to move forward in anticipation of the event happening as planned. It’s currently set for the last Sunday in August (August 30th). I will bring you the latest information in the next publication.

I think that’s about it for this time. Everything worth talking about either didn’t happen or isn’t going to. Don’t hesitate to contact Eric, Keith, or myself for any questions or concerns that you might have, If we don’t have the answer, we can get the answer.

Stay safe,
Co-Director - Eric Maijala
2020 Summer Report

Greetings fellow trappers,
WOW, what a time we are living in right now.  By now, you are all aware that our convention is canceled this year.  This was a very tough decision made by the BOD and the decision did not come lightly.  I hope many of you were able to get out and do some spring beaver trapping and enjoy the outdoors.
We were forced to cancel our spring meeting for District 3 this year.  Therefore, we are in the process of planning a fall meeting that hopefully will make up for not having our meeting in the spring.  We plan to make it a full day event with some demos, fur put up, raffle and lunch.  We will try to arrange some vendors, or vendor drop offs at this event as well.  I hope we are in a much better place at that time so we can all come together to share stories.  

Keep our tradition going,
Eric Maijala
Co-Director - Keith Friedsam
2020 Summer Report

Greetings trappers,

I do not have much to report this issue. We are in a very unique situation. I hope everyone had the time to do some spring beaver trapping. With many conventions and fairs getting cancelled, it makes this summer very unusual. I ask you to still support of trapping vendors. There will be many questions regarding meetings for districts and if anyone has any questions please give myself or any other director a call. I hope everyone is staying safe and preparing for this next trapping season. I hope to see many of you in the fall.  That’s all for now
Stay safe
Keith Friedsam

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