Minnesota Trappers Association
District 6 Reports
Director - Andy Shoemaker
Winter 2018 Report
Greetings fellow Trappers
Here’s hoping that each of you have a safe and successful trapping season, and enjoyable Christmas.
Recent District 6 Activities:
District 6 held our fall meeting on September 26th at the Woodbury Cabela’s store. It was very well attended. Discussed topics including: non-resident trapping, break away devices on snares, seasons & limits, etc. Some discussion took place regarding a “fur put up get together this winter”. I have many furs from the DNR that are to be donated to the tanned fur project. All pelts are skinned, but need fleshing/stretching. Let me know if you would be interested in helping. Also had some good food, raffles and door prizes. Thanks to all that attended and a special thanks to Drake Jackson for his trapping demo!
Look for a spring meeting date/location on the web site sometime in March, 2019.
Trappers should make sure and check out the changes on the MTA web site. Each District has a link – as well as a link for posting meetings, events, Trappers Day at the Capitol, and more. This will be how we get our future meeting dates announced, so please check it regularly.
Here’s hoping you can make our winter general meeting on January 5th, 2019, at the Forestview Middle School, Brainerd. The DNR will be registering/tagging furbearers. Vendor’s and Fur Buyers will be in attendance, several demo’s presented.
The Legal Defense Banquet will be held at the Brainerd American Legion, following the general meeting. It’s a great time and a great cause. If you can’t make this one, consider buying tickets early next year.
I have been receiving many requests for tanned fur this year. With fur prices being low, consider making a donation to the tanned fur project. It’s a great way to create interest and educate the non-trapping public.
Lastly, it is my regret that I have to announce that Co-Director Gary Nelson is stepping down from his position. Gary has been an extremely hard working and reliable Co-Director for many years and will be greatly missed. Gary always made any event we worked – even gate duty at the summer convention – lots of fun with his jokes, enthusiasm and positive attitude. Please take the time to thank him for his service. Gary will still be around as an active MTA member.
If you are interested in the Co-Director position, please call or email me.
Co-Director Gary Nelson
Exit Report 2018
I have resigned from the position of District 6 Co-Director as of October 2018. Changes in my schedule have made it difficult for me to continue in this position. The MTA is a wonderful organization. I have enjoyed serving on the Board of Directors and working with former District 6 Director John Longfellow and current Director Andy Shoemaker. I will continue to be active in the MTA as a member. I hope that you all have a safe and successful trapping season.