Minnesota Trappers Association
District 5 Reports


Matt Akerson
5102 NW County Rd 1
Pennock, MN 56279
(320) 894-4997


Pete Jonas
6815 Redwood Ave NW
South Haven, MN 55382


Dan Parson
718 4th Street South
Buffalo, MN 55313
(763) 357-5155

Spring 2024 Report

I hope you all had a great trapping season, for those who have hung up their steel, and for those looking forward to open-water beaver trapping in the spring, have a safe and successful adventure as well. D5’s winter meeting was held at Johnson Fur Company in February I hope you were able to attend. Our district fall meeting is planned for September along with our annual Trapper Education Field Training Session dates haven’t been set but will be made available when finalized. If you’d be willing to assist with our field training session, we could use some extra hands. If you have an interest in becoming a certified trapping instructor, please refer to the information available on our website or contact Shawn Johnson Education Coordinator.

The 2024 MTA summer convention will be August 1, 2, and 3 at the Morrison County Fairgrounds in Little Falls. I hope you can make it out for at least a day or possibly the entire convention.  District gate and MTA booth work assignments are not yet set but will be made available closer to convention time on MTA’s website and Facebook platforms. Please consider volunteering during D5’s work schedule as it’s a great way to get to know other trappers and help. We in District 5 have hosted many conventions so I’m sure District 4 will need volunteers and deeply appreciate the extra help. Volunteering your labor at the convention is one way to support the slogan for 2024 Goals “The Year We All Do More.”   

The National Trapper’s Convention will be held in Sioux Falls, SD on July 25, 26, and 27, 2024.  Is anyone open to carpooling with other District 5 trappers that day?

Thank you for all you do for the MTA.

Matt, Pete, and Dan

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