Minnesota Trappers Association
District 5 Reports
Director - Dave Curtis
Fall 2019 Report
Howdy Fellow Trappers,
It is time to get things organized again and go out and get my permissions all lined up. I tell you what trappers, I think I have some of the best farmers and landowners a trapper could ask for. A lot of them tell me I do not need to ask for permission anymore, but I just make it a habit to swing by say hello again.
Had our District 5 mtg in Kimball on the 31st at the Kimball Gun Club. All went well, had a lot of discussion on the NR situation. I explained to them that one organization in MN is against NR Trapping, so it is hard to get a bill authored. Also explained the new laws this year with regards to the new starting dates. Didn’t seem to be much objections to the new starting dates with members present. Also talked about the upcoming #350 Break Away Devises for next yr., so, if you make your own snares, it is going to be something you would want to start using.
I don’t know if this is good or bad, but I was nominated to be District 5 Director again, I accepted the nomination. So I guess you are stuck with me, being there was no other nominations. I also kept my same 2 co-directors, Pete and Dan.
- I would like to thank a few folks for their services also. One would be Brian Fisher and his co-director Tyler, on the excellent job with the convention.
- Another big thank you goes out to, Pam Marsolek, Brianna Jonas and Jolene Woodard and family, and the many others who help with the auctions.
- Another big thank you goes out to, [I like to call them Bert and Ernie], for all you guys have done for the MTA. You guys have always had the MTA’s best interest at heart. I am sure we are still going to being seeing you guys around. I have heard through the grapevine that the DNR is throughing a party now that Frank is leaving the BOD.
Just asking for all to say a little prayer to get this country back to the way it used to be.
God Bless, and have a great trapping season,
Co-Director - Pete Jonas
June 2019 Report
I am having a Trapping Field Training Class that will be held sometime in late August to early September. Still currently waiting on dates the Kimball Rod and Gun Club have open. If you have completed the online course or plan to, give me a call and I will put you on the list.
The summer MTA convention is coming up in August. If you can volunteer it will be very much appreciated. We always are looking for help setting up tables, building the demo areas, and cleaning up the fairgrounds when the convention is over.
Co-Director - Dan Parson
Spring 2019 Report
Trapping season is winding down ,I hope everyone has had a safe and productive season.
I didn’t`t get to trap as much as I wanted to, but got out enough to scratch the itch once more.
The legal defense banquet was a great success and we raised a tidy sum for the MTA.
Thanks to everyone involved who donated prizes or their time, I`m pretty sure everyone who attended had a very nice evening!
February 2nd District 5 had their spring meeting at Johnson fur in Willmar, we had a very nice turnout, and raised a nice sum of cash for the MTA once again. It was nice to see some young trappers attend, and they all walked away with some brand spanking new traps, thanks again for the donations, the youth are the future of our
sport. Take a kid trapping when you can!
I`m hoping to find some time to trap a few beaver this spring, if the snow ever melts!
Been meaning to make a pair of choppers for quite some time now, can`t think of a better time to get it done.
Looking forward to the convention in Redwood Falls the first week of August. I know its hard to believe, but summer WILL be here eventually!
Make sure to sell your raffle tickets and spread the word about our wonderful