Minnesota Trappers Association
District 8 Reports


Terry McElmury
25104 County Road 12
Lewiston, MN. 55952


Bill Adler
1655 21st Avenue NW
Rochester, MN 55901

Winter 2022 Report

Director Terry McElmury
District 8 Trappers,
This will be a short report as we’re in the middle of our annual Texas trapline. We have had some extremely hard ground to work with this year, and set-making has been difficult, to say the least, here in the Southeast.  I even broke the end off of one of my stake drivers the first day, and the Stihl auger just spins in places, unable to penetrate the hard ground. I’ve never experienced that before.  
A few MTA BOD members met with DNR and the Forest Zone Trappers to discuss the upcoming DNR survey for 2023. We all had input in regard to the wording of questions and will be getting another draft sent out for our approval soon. Roughly 2000 surveys will be sent out randomly, so please fill it out if you receive one. Seasons, limits, and nonresident trapping are some of the topics, so it’s important to answer all the questions. We are also getting information from different fairgrounds and towns to put in a bid for potentially hosting an NTA convention. If we are chosen to host, we will need many volunteers, so consider how you can offer help. Manning the entrance gate, set up, post-convention clean up/take down, whatever and wherever you decide to lend a hand will be greatly appreciated. We wish you all a good trapping season, and my next report will be coming from the Texas trapline.
Thanks, Terry
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