Minnesota Trappers Association
Souvenir Store Manager's Report

Eric Maijala

Winter 2021 Store Report ...with District 3 Information

Greetings Fellow Trappers,
Convention time has just flown by and I had the opportunity to see many of you there to enjoy the show and ability to visit with friends and fellow trappers.  We had a very successful show at the Souvenir booth and there was a lot of excitement with the new merchandise.  I hope to replenish some of the stock soon and have it available on the store and at the Winter meeting.  There was a lot of young kids and babies present this year as well.  This will be exciting to watch these youngsters grow into becoming future leaders of our organization.
District 3 will be having a Trappers Field training day coming up in September with potentially having a district meeting to follow.  We currently do not have the date locked in, but will soon after this writing.
District 3 won the Tanned Fur Competition this year for donating and processing the most fur to go towards the project.  This project is important to educate the public and schools what trapping is about and gives the schools the opportunity to use the furs to do the teaching.  Great job to everyone in District 3 for your donations and hard work processing this fur.  I want to thank Dennis Meeks for giving up an afternoon to teach me how to flesh and stretch beaver.  Since then, I have put a lot of them up and I might need to go back and teach him a thing or two. LOL
The convention will be held right in the middle of a lot of our back yards next year.  It will be held in Wadena at the Wadena County Fair Grounds on August 4th – 6th.  Don, Keith and myself will be looking for volunteers to setup and tear down for this event.  If you are willing to help, please contact one of us and we will add you to the committee.  We are already in some of the planning stages and I look forward to putting on a great show in our neck of the woods.  The convention was last held in Wadena in 2003, so the scenery has changed a lot since then.
We will be having the Annual Winter Meeting and Legal Defense banquet in late January, so watch for locations and dates and hope to see everyone there.
That’s it for now, so get the steel ready and get it in the ground this fall.
Keep our tradition going,
Eric Maijala
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