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MTA Vice President, Bert Highland
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Minnesota Trappers Association
Vice-President's Report
Vice President
Bert Highland
1861 Brimson Rd
Brimson, MN 55602
Home# 218 848-2383
Cell# 218 600-7585

Fall 2021 Report
Greetings Fellow Trappers,

I’d like to start out by thanking all who supported me and gave me words of encouragement in my decision to run for the MTA Vice-President position. I am very excited to be able work alongside Brian and the rest of the BOD leading this organization into the future. Brian is very goal orientated and I believe by putting our thoughts together we can have the MTA reach new heights in membership numbers, financial stability, and preserving and promoting our great sport. I look forward to representing you for the next 2 years.

 The convention in Barnum went very well, it was so nice to reunite with old friends that we were unable to see for the last year and a half or more due to COVID. A big thank you goes out to John, Paul, and everyone else who worked so hard to make this convention a great success. I could go on and on bragging up the convention, but I’ll let the other chairpersons tell you about this in their reports. Next year the summer convention will be in Wadena Aug. 4,5, and 6.

 Long time Dist. 1 member Doug Magee of Two Harbors is battling serious health issues and made the decision to donate all his trapping equipment to the MTA. I sold some of his equipment private treaty, I divided up the youth sized traps in individual totes to be given to the three instructors that have annual Trapper Ed. Classes within District 1, and I put 16 parcels on this year’s Benefit Auction. I also have at least as many items to go on next year’s auction. This very generous donation will help the MTA greatly, thank you Doug! Let’s keep Doug and his family in our thoughts and prayers. Also, thanks to Dist. 1 member John Holt for helping me with all this.

 Fall is fast approaching and the need for Trapper Ed. Field Training Sessions is here. I’ll be having mine on Sept.25 in Mountain Iron, please check the website and MTA Facebook page for details.

 The Winter Meeting and Legal Defense Banquet will be held once again in the Brainerd/Baxter area. Please read Dale Jindra’s report for details. It’s a really good time and I highly recommend it.

 We all know a trapper who is not an MTA member for one reason or another, this fall I am challenging you all to get this trapper to join us. There is strength in numbers, and this will truly help us in promoting and preserving trapping going forward. We have around 2200 members as of convention time, can you see where this could go?

That’s all for now, here’s wishing you a great trapping season.
Good luck and be safe.

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