Minnesota Trappers Association
District 3 Reports


Don McGaffey
9811 Chippewa Heights
Brandon, MN 56315
(320) 815-0047


Keith Friedsam
509 Pinetree Drive  
Perham, MN 56573


Eric Maijala
56015 Co Rd 8
New York Mills, MN 56567

Winter 2022 Report

Director – Don McGaffey
Co-Director – Eric Maijala
Co-Director – Keith Friedsam
Greeting District 3,
The 22-23 trapping season is just getting underway and I hope everyone is heading out to get some steel out. Good luck and be safe. District 3 held their fall trapper education field training session on September 10th at Dewey’s Taxidermy in Wadena, followed by the district meeting We had 17 students (mostly adults) and gained 9 new members. It was an excellent day with beautiful weather and a top-notch venue. Thank you to Dewey and Gretta for allowing us to disrupt the tranquility of their abode for the good of the sport and our organization and a big thank you to the instructors and lunch makers for contributing to a successful day all around, which wouldn’t be possible without such top-notch help. Mark your calendars for the winter meetings in Brainerd on January 14th. It’s a great opportunity to get together with fellow trappers, swap some lies, and touch base with great friends. Remember to bring any furs that you want to donate to the Tanned Fur Project. If you are looking for alternatives on what to do with your fur, consider donating some of your catch. Skunks, badgers, and grey foxes remain low in current inventory.. There are still tickets available for the Legal Defense Banquet that will be held that Saturday night at the Brainerd Legion. I hope we can sell out this year. You are guaranteed a great time and a spectacular meal and the chance to win fabulous prizes while financially supporting the defense of trapping.
Get out there and have a good time trapping and take someone with you!
Teach somebody something!
Don, Eric, and Keith
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