Minnesota Trappers Association
District 6 Reports
Has stepped down. We thank him for all his work.This position is Open.
Fall Meeting 2021:
We are having our District 6 Fall meeting on October 17th, Sunday. Starts at 11:30 a.m. Location will be the May Town Hall, 1/2 mile north of Washington County Rd 7 (Square Lake Trail) on Norell Avenue North. Meeting will be at the outdoor canopy, and has picnic tables and grilling sites available. Will go rain or shine. Fall meeting is District Elections, as well.
Director Andy Shoemacher
Fall 2021 Report
2021 MTA Summer Convention has just recently concluded, and I hope that you had a chance to make it. It was very well attended and nice again to associate with so many fellow trappers! Many thanks to the District 1 members for hosting the event, and all the volunteers that made the event a great show! Thanks to the District 6 “regulars” for helping with Front Gate and MTA Booth duties. I really enjoyed time spent talking with you guys!
I was fortunate to spend a couple days at the National Trapper’s Association (NTA) Summer Convention in Spencer, Iowa. This, too, was very well attended. Great to see so many people, especially children, attending Trapping Conventions and Educational Demos at the MTA and NTA. It gives me great hope for the future of Trapping! As always, consider taking someone new on the traplines this fall, and if not a current member of the MTA, NTA or Fur Takers, please consider joining! These groups support and defend your rights to trap.
We are gearing up now for our two weekends hosting the MTA booth at the Game Fair. It is always interesting speaking about trapping to people who know little or nothing about it and have never experienced it. We are always signing up new members, and sell beautiful pelts that are provided by the “Tanned Fur Project.” Consider volunteering next year at the Game Fair, or at the very least, donating some of your furs to the MTA’s Tanned Fur Project.
I’d like to say a sincere thank you to outgoing MTA President Todd Roggenkamp, and Vice President Duane Schmitz, and a welcome to incoming MTA President Brian Fischer and Vice President Bert Highland! We greatly appreciate all the hard work, dedication, and enthusiasm provided by these individuals, and consider volunteering or helping the new leadership in any way that you can.
District 6 members, check the MTA website for the date of our District 6 meeting to be held in September. This year is an election year for Director’s position and Co-Director. Consider stepping up and becoming more involved in your Association.
Good luck this fall and winter on the traplines.
Be safe, share your knowledge, and enjoy the great outdoors!
Co-Director - Frank Moser
No Report this period.