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MTA Vice President, Duane Schmitz

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Vice-President's Report

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

Summer 2019 Report

Hello Everyone!

I encourage all of you to begin thinking about worthy recipients for the following awards that will be awarded at the Summer Convention.  Deadline for submission is July 1st.
• MTA Hall of Fame
• MTA Junior Trapper
• MTA Female
• MTA Male Trapper

You must submit your nomination no later than July 1st to Frank Brula.  Nomination forms will be included in the next issue of the MN Trappers Association Magazine and on our website.

Our Summer Convention will be held on August 1-3, 2019 at the Redwood Falls Fair Grounds.  We are always looking for volunteers.  Please contact Brian Fischer at (507)276-6322 for more information or to sign up to be a volunteer.  Brian will put on a good show with lots for the whole family to do. A few of highlights are, full line up of demos, trappers auction on Friday night, benefit auction on Saturday night.

This year the MTA will be awarding $5,000.00 in scholarships.  If you or someone you know is enrolled in a 2-year or 4-year program at an accredited college or trade school encourage them to apply. They do not need to be a member.  For more details or to submit an application, please refer to our MTA Website. Feel free to share this information with your local high school counselors.

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 Cat Hanson via email at  and Carol Thaemert at

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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