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District 8 Director & Co-Director reports
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Minnesota Trappers Association
District 8 Reports
Director

Terry McElmury
25104 County Road 12
Lewiston, MN. 55952
507-459-7570

Co-Director

Bill Adler
1655 21st Avenue NW
Rochester, MN 55901
507-272-7438


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Director Terry McElmury
Winter 2021-22 Report
Hello Fellow Trappers,
I hope this report finds you enjoying quality time on the trapline! At our last meeting, elections were held, and Bill Adler was elected co-director and I, Terry McElmury director. We are looking forward to representing district eight. I would like to thank Brad Wobbrock for serving as our director the last 12 years. That shows a lot of commitment to trapping and caring about the future of our sport. At the last Board meeting, I asked to have a committee assembled to get non-resident trapping moving forward. After some discussion, we now have a “Legislative Committee” and we are planning to meet prior to the beginning of the next legislative session. Although It’s not easy getting six active trappers together in the middle of the season, but I’m sure we can make it happen. My son Tanner and I ran a coyote line for 2 weeks before the opening of firearms deer season and ended up with 43 yotes, same as last year. The strange thing is we caught most of them in the first week and even had a record day with 10 coyotes. Supper was a little late that night. Tanner and I will be heading to our Texas trapline in late December and get a couple lines out and then the rest of our family will fly down and stay for a week or so and then all fly home again, leaving me there on my own until March. Since I’ll be in Texas, Bill will be representing the eighth district at the winter BOD meeting. District meeting in the planning stages to occur following the spring BOD meeting in March. Have a great season and remember to bring your fur donations to our Spring district meeting and I will get them to Tim Caven for the Tanned Fur Project.
Terry
507-459-7570
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Co-Director - Bill Adler
Winter 2021-22 Report
Greetings Trappers,
On August 28, we held our district meeting and election at Cumberland's Northwest Trapper's Supply in Owatonna. It coincided with their customer appreciation day and open house. I am happy to say Terry McElmury decided to throw his hat into the ring and was elected director. This is good for the MTA and the district because he comes with years of experience as co-director. In addition, he has energy both as a young man and as a superb trapper. Terry is driven and pursuing an agenda we can all benefit from. I am really looking forward to working with him over the next couple of years. Dale “Gabby” Hayes was applauded for his years of service to the district and the Association. MTA President Brian Fischer attended our meeting to publicly thank Gabby and congratulate him on his induction to the MTA Hall of Fame in appreciation of his many years of service to our organization. I think upcoming trapping season is going to see a lot of people trying new techniques because of the lack of rain earlier in the year. Marshes dried up; crops have come out early; and fur prices aren't as good as we've come to expect. But trappers can be optimistic even in the worst of times. We hope for a short catch so that prices will rise, and the deep snows of winter won't materialize until after we've made record catches. In the end, I'm one of those who looks for the silver lining from every trapping adventure, even if it's just the personal satisfaction of being one with nature, enjoying its beauty.

Bill Adler, Co-Director
1655 21st Avenue NW
Rochester, MN 55901
507-272-7438


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