Minnesota Trappers Association
District 3 Reports
Co-Director - Eric Maijala
2020 Spring Report
Director - Don McGaffey
2020 Spring Report
Greetings District 3
Winter has its firm grip on the landscape with plenty of snow to go with it There's not much to report from district 3 for this quarter so I'm actually going to be able to keep things short this time.
The district 3 spring meeting is going to be held at the Henning Community Center in Henning MN. on Saturday, March 28th at
1:00 pm. The address is 607 2nd Street. The Community Center is right beside the fire department. We will once again have a drawing for a very fine door prize, the raffle (which Keith wins 'most everything anyway), and a gift for attendees 16 and younger. This is an opportunity to voice your opinion, learn more about what's going on in the trapping world, tell stories and swap lies. We have an assortment of topics to discuss with the selection of our gun for the summer convention benefit auction being one of them. Remember to bring any fur for the tanned fur project. Looking forward to seeing you all there and don't leave those young trappers at home! In fact, bring a neighbor kid along too. They are the future of trapping!!
If you haven't checked the website or Facebook page, the trappers day at the capital is Tuesday March 24th from 2-4pm. I can't over stress the importance of making a good showing in St. Paul to get our voices heard! It's absolutely critical for the future of trapping!! Our silence will ensure the end of trapping as we know it!
You owe it to our future generations! If you need/want to ride with someone, contact Eric, Keith, or myself and we will do whatever we can to facilitate a ride for you. Our elected officials take serious notice of our being there and they do remember that we took the time to meet with them. The more trappers we have attend, the more of an impression we have. Let's all make a difference!!
I will again remind you that we are welcoming nominations for the trapper of the year awards. The categories are: male, female, junior, and hall of fame. The nominations need to be postmarked no later than July 1st. Seems like a long way away, but it'll be here quick. Let's honor those that deserve the recognition! The nomination form is located elsewhere within these covers.
Kinda short and sweet for me but not much currently going on. I hope to see you all at the spring meeting and the trappers day at the capital. It won't be long before the hard water is gone and we can get after those beaver in liquid again. And take a newbie with you and teach somebody something!
Stay safe, Don
Co-Director - Keith Friedsam
2020 Spring Report
Hope all is doing well and everyone is looking for spring and some spring beaver trapping. We have our spring district meeting this March in Henning MN on the 28th from 1:00 to 4:00pm. We are trying it on a Saturday this year, lets try to get as many people as we can come, there will be a raffle as well, these meetings are always a fun time, I hope to see you there.
In January we had our winter meeting, I thought it was a good crowd and it seemed to go over very smoothly, that same night we had the legal defense banquet which is a good time had by all. If you haven’t gone to this before I would highly recommend attending. All money raised goes to legal defense!
Our summer convention is only a few short months away, this will be in Barnum this year, Barnum is always a great location, I hope to see many familiar faces at the convention. Do not be afraid to ask if they need help as well. More volunteers make less work for everyone. Summer is coming up as well as many county fairs, if you are interested in having a MTA booth at these fairs but have some questions, I would be glad to help answer these. Eric and Myself will be set up at a few decoy show’s this spring as well as the Perham Fair, if you around come say hello.
That’s all I got for now. Good luck spring trapping!
Take a kid trapping this spring! This is the best way to get new trappers involved.