Minnesota Trappers Association 
District 3




 Duane "Dewey" Schmitz
 63539 - 340th St
 Wadena, MN 56482
 (218) 631-4988

 Roland "Rollie" Aho
405 W Laurel
 Fergus Falls, MN  56537
 (218) 736-5534

  Larry Anderson
1232 257th Ave
Wendell, MN  56590
218) 770-7800

Previous Reports



Director - Dewey Schmitz

June 2014


I would like to welcome aboard our newest Co-Director, Larry Anderson. 

Our District 3 Spring Meeting was held in Fergus Falls on March 14th and it was well attended.  We had a productive discussion about possible season changes, proper use of the 220 and conducting Trapper Education Classes.

We distributed about 500 Zip Tie Kits to local Sportsman’s Clubs, Pheasant Forever Chapters as well as Ducks Unlimited Chapters.

It appears we will have to wait another year to use DP Style coon traps on the water before water trapping opener.

Our raffle was successful thanks to the various donations from Dusty’s Fur Shed, Weber’s Hardware, Butch Dykhoff Furs and Runningen Furs.  Also thanks to Mary Ryhiti for the delicious refreshments.

The Summer Convention will be held on August 1-3, 2014 in Barnum.  District 1 will host it.  District 3 is required to volunteer to man the front gate, souvenir booth and also new this year the ball toss.  Please let me know via email or phone where you could volunteer.

Friday, August 1st
Souvenir Booth – 1:45 -5:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 2nd
Front Gate – 7:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Ball Toss – 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

We will also be holding a short District 3 Meeting on Saturday at 8:00 a.m. at the front gate.

See you at the convention!




Co Director - Rolland "Rollie" Aho

June 2014 - No Report


 Co Director Larry Anderson

June 2014

Hello District 3 members,

My name is Larry Anderson and I am from Wendell.  At our district 3 meeting in Fergus Falls, I accepted the position of co-director.  Dewey and Rollie have been trying to get me up to speed with the duties and responsibilities of this position.  I am proud to be involved with all the members of the MTA. 

 I have been a trapper for 55 years and I am also a certified trapping instructor.  Call me if you need some help with your field days, or if you have questions or suggestions for the MTA.  My phone number is 21-458-267. If no answer please leave a message and I will call you back.

I also have a supply of Zip Tie Dog Release Kits; let me know if you need some.

I hope to meet many of you at our summer convention.

Until then, don’t forget our tanned fur project.