Minnesota Trappers AssociationVice-President's Report
Duane "Dewey" Schmitz
63539 340th St.
Wadena, MN 56482
Winter 2018 Report
The Winter Meeting will be held on January 5, 2019 at Forest View Middle School, located at 12149 Knollwood Drive in Baxter, this is a new location. The doors will open at 7:30AM, Vendors and Fur Buyers are welcome free of charge, the DNR will be tagging fur and there will be demos as well as a fur handling contest. A contest will be held for the largest beaver tail, longest muskrat tail and the heaviest coon. Be sure to bring your specimens. The general meeting will take place at 11:00AM. I look forward to seeing all of you and encourage you to bring a new trapper along.
The Legal Defense Banquet will be held on January 5, 2019 at The American Legion located at 708 Front Street in Brainerd. A block of rooms is being held under the MTA at The Super 8 Hotel located at 14341 Edgewood Drive in Baxter. Call early to make your reservation to 218-828-4288. We would like to encourage all of you to join us in 2019. Brainerd Lakes area has a lot to offer for the entire family.
Start watching the MTA’s website for a “Trappers Day at the Capital”. Please make an effort to attend and assist with reminding our legislators that trapping is still an important part of wildlife management.
Great news, this year our 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 they may be eligible 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 counselor.
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.
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,