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MTA Vice President, Duane Schmitz
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Minnesota Trappers Association
Vice-President's Report

Duane "Dewey" Schmitz
63539 340th St.
Wadena, MN 56482
(218) 631-4988

Winter 2020 Report

Hello Everyone!
It’s with greats sadness to report that our Winter Meeting has been canceled due to COVID-19. We are looking forward to next Summer’s Convention with hope it will bring some sort of normalcy.

The Legal Defense Banquet is on!
January 16, 2021
Legal Defense Banquet
Brainerd American Legion
708 Front Street
Brainerd, MN
To purchase tickets, contact Katelyn Jindra (218) 820-5797.  For all other information or to make a donation, contact Dale Jindra at (218) 821-1236.

This year at our Summer Convention we will be electing a new Vice President and President.  I would like announce that I will not be running for Vice President. I have truly enjoyed serving the past 4 years as your Vice President.  I believe it is time to move aside and let a new volunteer take the reins.  

It’s no secret that the fur prices are down, but we all must strive to keep trapping alive. There is a new generation of young and not so young trappers out there that want to experience the thrill of the line. This past September, District 3 hosted a Trapper’s Field Day at my home. We had over sixty people attend! This tells me that there is a lot of interest in trapping no matter what the fur prices are.  Take this opportunity to share your knowledge with the next generation of trappers.

Our website and magazine editors are always looking for trapping related photos. If you have some photos you would like to be considered, please send them to Shawn Johnson via email at  mcquaderoadfur@msn.com and Carol Thaemert at mntrapweb@gmail.com

This is our third year for the Sustaining Donor Program.  The proceeds this year will go towards promotions and marketing of the MTA and trapping in general. Please consider making a donation by contacting Top Lot Stretcher Company at (507)360-6935 for a commemorative patch.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 218-639-9311.
Take a kid trapping,

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