Co-Director Don McGaffey
December - 2017
Greetings District 3
District 3 held the fall meeting October 13th in New York Mills and had a good turnout. As you all know by now, Dewey was elected vice president and therefore the position of director was open and needed filling and I was elected to that position. I don't have a lot of new MTA information to pass along but will take this opportunity to introduce myself and tell you a little about me. I am a Registered Nurse by profession (no, I do not look like your traditional nurse) and specialize in emergency medicine. I have worked in the Emergency Department at Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria for the past 16 years. I have a pretty special wife, Jodi, and we have been married 30 years with a pair of twin boys, Patrick and Christian, that are now 21 years old.
I did not grow up in a trapping family and had no friends or relatives that trapped, but trapping was an infatuation of mine since I can remember. A paper route customer of mine gave me a couple 1 1/2 long spring traps (probably to get me to go away) when I was 9 years old and I decided right then and there that I would become a professional trapper. I grew up in southeastern Iowa and newbie’s down there catch possums and possum trapping and professional trapping don't really co-exist. I have trapped every season since then and am currently in my 47th season. My wife will tell you that I have a one track mind and that pretty much all I think about is things related to trapping. I have never lost my zeal for trapping and hope that my love for the sport will carry into doing a good job with the position entrusted to me by the members of district 3.
My cell number is 320-815-0047. I currently have a slide phone (dumb phone) that does not do group messages so bear with me with mass communications. My wife is constantly nagging (I mean suggesting) that I get into the modern world, but I like the simplicity of my phone. My address is 9811 Chippewa Heights, Brandon, MN 56315 and e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. If you send an e-mail and I haven't responded in a couple day, PLEASE call me as I am poor about checking my e-mail. If there is something that needs my immediate attention, call me!
I am looking forward to meeting all of you in the future. Trapping season is in full swing as I write this so hopefully you are all out getting some furs collected and enjoying time on the line.