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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

Winter 2021-22 Report
Greetings All,
I hope everyone is having an enjoyable and successful trapping season. I’m preparing this report on the eve of the north zone water opener so there’s no telling how the weather will affect our season. But I am quite sure by the time you read this we will have little open water. We hosted our annual Trapper Education Field Training Session back on Sept.25 that was attended by 10 new trappers who ranged in age from 11 to 23. It was a good group that interacted well with the instructors and some actually had a fair amount of experience and successes. I’d like to thank my fellow instructors Frank Brula, Gary Jorgensen, Dan Collins, and CO Shane Zavodnik for their assistance in making this a worthwhile event.

All the fall district meetings have been completed with quite a number of changes in district leadership occurring. I’d like to thank all the outgoing Directors and Co-Directors for their hard work and faithful service to this organization and welcome new leadership, I’m looking forward to working with you all. These positions require a ton of dedication and commitment, so please thank the past and present leadership for taking on these important roles. For the first time in quite a few years I believe there are no vacancies in district leadership positions and that is a good thing.

January 22,2022 is fast approaching with the Winter Meeting to be held at the Forestview Middle School in Baxter. Doors open at 7:30 am and the General Membership Meeting will begin promptly at 11:00 am. Demo’s, pelt handling, big furbearer contests, dealers, and fur buyers practicing their trade will quickly fill the day. Also, the DNR will be present to tag bobcats and otter. That same evening don’t forget the Legal Defense Fund Banquet that will be held at the Brainerd Legion Club. It’s a great event and a fun filled night out. Make sure to get your tickets early as it will probably sell out.

I guess that’s all for now, I’ve got to leave something for the Trappers Post report! Here’s wishing you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
God Bless.

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