Minnesota Trappers Association
District 3 Reports


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


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


Keith Friedsam
509 Pinetree Drive  
Perham, MN 56573

Director Report

Greetings Trappers,

I hope everyone had a successful season with spring beaver or at the very least you were able to get outside and enjoy the spring. I was able to get out and get some trapping in but cut it short due to some back issues.

This legislative season will be over as you read this, and we will already know what has transpired down at the Capital. Hopefully we dodged the bad bills once again, but it looks like we might have some snuck in the backdoor of another bill. We as Trappers need to make sure our voice is heard to our elected officials, and if we did escape any negative bills to trapping it will have been because of you messaging your representatives. This fall is another big election, so be sure you do your homework and try to protect the things that are near and dear to you.

The District 3 spring meeting was held on Saturday, April 6th. We had a great turnout and were able to raise some money to help multiple areas of the Association. If you are interested in hosting a table at any events this year, let Don, Keith or I know and we can help you get it set up.

Convention, convention, convention is already on my mind, and it will get here before you know it. Little Falls will be a new venue and I know it will be an event to remember. District 4 has done their homework and has a great event planned. District 3 duties will start right away on Thursday and be at the MTA booth from noon – 5 pm. We will man the gate Friday night from 5 pm to 10 pm. We will be having a District meeting at 9 am starting at the MTA booth and progressing nearby. I look forward to seeing you there.

We are already planning the Convention for 2025 as it will be back in Wadena. We are in the process of getting some things lined up with more to come on that later. Once again, we will be calling on some volunteers to help and I have no doubt you will come in waves, again. (never a shortage of D3 volunteers) Thank you for supporting the MTA by holding events like this and showing up to help out.


Keep our Tradition Going,

Eric Maijala

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