Minnesota Trappers Association
Minnesota Outdoor Heritage Alliance (MOHA)
Winter 2019 Report
Not much new to report from MOHA for this newsletter, since the legislature is out of session. We’re going to try to have the Trappers Day at the Capital in mid-March this year, so trappers can address bills directly at that time if they come up. Last year we had the Day in early February, the anti-trapping bills weren’t introduced yet. Our thinking is that if we have the Trapper’s Day later, any trapping bills should be introduced by then and we can go visit our legislators and voice our opinions on the specific bills. Watch the website and the next newsletter for the exact date. I was hoping to have the date nailed down by this newsletter, but the Representative’s office who I make the reservation through hasn’t returned my call.
I’m going to keep saying it, please be careful where you set dry land snares and Conibears. If there could be conflict with pets, please reconsider setting there, especially baited sets. The legislature hears about every accidental dog catch. The future of how we can trap depends on it.