Minnesota Trappers Association
 Summer Convention Information
August 2 - 4, 2018


 Beginner Trapper Connection
Designed for kids, youth and any age beginner


 Thursday Demos  Friday Demos  Saturday Demos

4) Introductory to Water
    10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

  • signs
  • setting   
   Gary Nelson
    1 tail puller

   Sponsor:  Lyon Enterprises

10) Tools of the Trade
     9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

  • trap sizes and identification
  • stakes and anchoring

   Jeff Bussler
   1 - critter carrier

   
Sponsor - Beaver Creek Trap & Fur

5) Muskrats on a Board
    11:00 a.m.  - 12:00 p.m.

  • skinning
  • fleshing and putting on board
   Dan Greenwald
   1 grooming comb
   Sponsor:  Schmitt Enterprises Inc.   

11) General Membership Meeting
    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

 Everyone is encouraged to attend!!

6) Lures, Baits and Urine
    12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

  • purposes
  • scents and usage
   Gene Tschida
   1 - 1 oz bottle animal lure-choice

   Sponsor: Melby Outdoors

12) Skinning Beaver
     1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

  • advantages
  • land and water usage
   Gary Saewert
   1 pc tail zipper

   Sponsor:  Schmitt Enterprises Inc

1) Pre-season with a kid
    1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

  • permission
  • scouting
   Andy Shoemaker
   1-role fluorescent flagging

   Sponsor:  Cumberland Trappers Supply

7) Waxing and Dying a Trap
    1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

  • supplies
  • proper procedure
   Brian Fischer
   1 lb block of trapping wax
   Sponsor:  5H Trading Post

13) Anchoring/chains
     2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

  • types of anchors
  • related chains and fasteners
   Royce Teague
   1 dozen S-hooks
   Sponsor: Minnesota Trapline Products

2) Skinning a Mink
    2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

  • fur processing
  • fleshing and putting on board
   Burt Highland
   1 - 4 oz bottle salmon oil

   Sponsor:  Top Lot Stretchersucts

8) DNR Synopsis
    2:00 -3:00 p.m.

  • laws, ethics, and trap tending
  • releasing & reporting accidental takes
  Conservation Officer Scott Staples
   1 - 8  oz bottle of lure
  Sponsor: Reuwsaat's Baits & Lures

14) Muskat Methods
      3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

  • setting Options
  • signs and locations
   Emma Altmann and Dad
   1 muskrat stretcher - choice

   Sponsor:  Top Lot Stretchers

3) Water Basics
    3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

  • variety of methods
  • stakes and anchoring
   Frank Brula
   1 dozen rivets
   Sponsor:  Minnesota Trapline Products

9) Floats & Colony Traps
    3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

  • types and sizes
  • use and locaations
   Pete Jonas
   1 dozen spring hooks
   
Sponsor:  Cumberland Trapper Supply
Addition to the Program
  Saturday only 1:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Trap history & table display
   Craig Hilburn
   Hand-outs available