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

Terry McElmury
25104 County Road 12
Lewiston, MN. 55952


Bill Adler
1655 21st Avenue NW
Rochester, MN 55901

Director Terry McElmury
Summer 2022 Report
Greetings trappers, hope a few of you are after some beaver this spring!  We held our meeting in Stewartville and one of the topics brought up was supporting extending the muskrat trapping season to coincide with the long beaver season currently in place. With the population fluctuations that rats have from year to year, it would make sense to have the statute written to give the DNR Commissioner the power to regulate whether we have a season or not. Otherwise, it takes legislative action to do so. We tabled it for now but it’s definitely something we should think about.                                                             
Can you help?                                                                                                                
Winona County Fair July 6-10, MTA Convention Wadena- August 4-6               
Terry- 507-459-7570                                                                                                           
Steele County Fair August 16-21- Bill Adler 507-272-7438                                        
Fall meeting at Cumberland’s August 27                                                                           
See you at the Convention.
Co-Director - Bill Adler
Winter 2022 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

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