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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

Spring 2020 Report

Hello Everyone!  

I would like to thank everyone who made our Winter Meeting & Legal Defense Banquet a success.

This year’s Trappers Day at the Capital will be held March 24th from 9am-2pm.  Watch Facebook or our MTA website for more details.  Get your fellow trappers together and carpool to the capital.  I guarantee you that the people who disagree with trapping, will make the effort to go see their representatives.  Go support the sport you are passion about and share the reasons why it is so needed.

The MTA will once again 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.

I encourage all of you to begin thinking about worthy recipients for the following awards that will be awarded at the Summer Convention: Nominations must be summitted by July 1st to our Awards Chairman Tyler Thompson, either by mail at 47052 435th Avenue  Nicollet, MN 56074, or by email at tylerthompson49@hotmail.com.

    • MTA Hall of Fame
    • MTA Junior Trapper
    • MTA Female
    • MTA Male Trapper

The nomination forms will be included in the next issue of the MN Trappers Association Magazine and on our website.  

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 mntrapeditor@gmail.com  and Carol Thaemert at mntrapweb@gmail.com.

Our Summer Convention will be held on July 30th - August 1st in Barnum at the Carlton County Grounds.  We are always looking and needing more volunteers.  If you are willing to volunteer any amount of time, please contact John Backman, 218-780-3238,MTA_Dist.1@gmail.com 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 once again 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.

Trapping is under consent attack by people who either don’t understand the importance of it or those that don’t agree with trapping at any level. One of the best things we as trappers can do is to inform and educate the public about the importance of trapping. A good way of doing this is to have a booth at your local events and county fairs. If you need any help setting up a booth, please contact your district directors and, or, our Education director Shawn Johnson, at 218-525-4970, mcquaderoadfur@msn.com

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