Minnesota Trappers Association
55458 Cty RD 21
Courtland, MN 56021
MTA President’s Report
Hello my friends,
On March 5th, 2022, the Board of Directors met for our spring meeting in Wadena. Lots of things on the agenda; see the minutes for details. I do want to give a shout-out to Katelyn Kindra for the fine work she is doing as our MTA Secretary. Have you taken the time to send an email or otherwise contact your district director in case of a needed legislative response? Did you make an effort in the last few months to get a trapper to join our association or at least plant a seed? We as individual trappers need to stay connected and united as an association. Many voices in State level politics are beneficial and being proactive, upfront can strengthen our position at the spur of the moment. We need your voice. Let’s continue to build our organization together.
A letter has been presented to the DNR, asking the State to consider opening bobcat, fisher, marten seasons statewide, increasing the otter limit, and allowing encapsulating raccoon traps (DP’s) to be set near water before the respective seasons for aquatic furbearers open. (Beaver, otter, muskrat, mink etc.).
As we enter the November primaries, please do your homework. Elect representatives that will better support our cause. We do anticipate many seats changing hands so get out and use your right to vote. Vote for people that will support our rights as trappers and conservationists.
I want to say thank you to District 3 and the work they are doing for our MN State Convention of 2022 in Wadena. Want also to say thank you to Buzz who once again is taking care of the inside vendors. Reminder, we welcome tailgaters, but this is on a first-come, first-served basis. Land, water, and Beginner Trapper Connection demos slots are filled. Look for specific details in this Newsletter. It’s a busy time, going to be a busy year and I hope to see you at the convention in August.
Pass it On -Brian