Minnesota Trappers Association
District 4 Reports
Director Tom Boser
Fall 2021 Report
Another convention has come and gone. It sure was nice to see familiar faces again and even the new ones. It seems membership is on the rise. Just a reminder, there is a membership drive going on now. If you sign up a new member, be sure to write your name on the back of the form to get the credit. They are awarding prizes for the top three recruiters.
There seemed to be plenty of interest during the convention. As I looked outside from the building, it looked to have a good number of people at the demos and so on. The raffle was a huge success this year. Over 90,000 tickets were sold. Truly amazing! The Board has chosen Wadena to host the 2022 summer convention. It will be nice to venture out to a new place.
We will have our district meeting Oct 9 at Page Township Hall. Remember it’s an election year, so come out and support who you want to represent you. Doors will open at 8 and meeting at 10. Come out to chat with fellow Trappers. Many things were discussed at our BOD meeting at the summer convention. There will be no wolf season this year. Let's hope something can be worked out for next year. It was discussed and decision was made to approach the DNR with support for a longer otter season and an increased limit. It was brought up to see the status of DP's next to water during the land opener. Stay tuned to see the status of both items.
Trapping season is right around the corner. Fur prices still seem mute, but don't get discouraged. Remember the Tanned Fur Project this season again. They are always looking for any quality pelts. Especially opossum, badger, and coyotes. Thanks to those who donate to this great cause. Also, thanks to Brian Donnelly and Floyd Griffith for their donations from our past meeting and everyone else who contributes. Remember to take some youth out on the line with you this fall. Get that spark started in a young soul so our tradition can continue.
I would like to personally thank Brian Fischer and Bert Highland for stepping up in the leadership roles as president and vice president. I think they will do a great job. Thanks to Todd Roggenkamp and Dewey Schmitz for your time leading our organization.
Hope to see you all at our upcoming meeting and bring any thoughts and concerns you may have.
Co-Director - Dale Jindra
Winter 2019 Report
First, I would like to thank Behrant Miller and Matt Carlson for their service to district 4 and the organization, and look forward to seeing them both at future events. Thank you to the District 4 members who entrusted me to represent you in this position.
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself for those of you who don’t know me. I am Dale Jindra and grew up trapping in central Minnesota and now reside in Brainerd with my wife of 31 years. We have two wonderful daughters who also have a passion for trapping and the outdoors. We are lucky to have gained a son-in-law Aaron who also has a passion for the outdoors. In May of 2018, Courtney and Aaron blessed our family with our newest trapper, Asher. I suspect that Asher will not be far behind as he grows and tags along with dad and grandpa on the trap line. It is pretty fun to have three generations trapping and I look forward to passing my love for trapping and the outdoors to the future generations. As a family we also are passionate about bear, goose and deer hunting, really anything we can do outdoors as a family is my happy place.
Our family enjoys volunteering for the MTA in different positions because we believe in serving the membership and protecting our rights to trap. Like most families, we have many stories to share and enjoy sharing our passion for the sport. I look forward to doing this through education for our youth and the general public. My hope as your co-director is that my love for the sport will aid me in doing a good job with this position by serving and representing you to the best of my abilities. Please feel free to contact me anytime with questions or concerns – cell 218-821-1236 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for reading my ramblings, have a safe and productive trapping season. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.