Minnesota Trappers Association 
District 3



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

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

Previous Reports



Director - Dewey Schmitz

June - 2016

District 3

Our District will be hosting the Summer Convention.  It will be held in Fergus Falls on August 11th, 12th& 13th.  This year the convention will begin on Thursday, August 11th at noon and will end the evening of August 13th.

Because we are hosting the convention this alleviates us of our gate and MTA booth duties.  However, we are responsible for set-up on Wednesday, August,10th and clean-up on Sunday, August 14th.  We are bringing back the Trappers (Consignment) Auction which will be held on Friday evening.  If you have any items that you would like to consign bring them to the MTA Booth on Thursday or Friday.  If you are willing to assist with any of these duties, please contact myself or Larry Anderson.  This convention will not be a success without the help of all of you.

By popular demand we are bringing back the Wild Game Pot Luck on Friday evening.  We are asking that you bring a creative dish to share that includes the wild game of your choice.

I can’t reiterate enough that trapping is constantly under attack by antis. We as trappers and as an organization need to stick together. While it is good to have different ideas and ways to accomplish things, it is more important to remember that we all stand for the same ideals. We should all promote the MTA and sign up new members at every chance.

I look forward to seeing all of you at the convention and keep up the good work at selling the raffle tickets.


Co Director Larry Anderson

June- 2016

Hello everyone.

Hope all had a great spring season and hopefully you have your fur sold. I have only half of mine sold.

The spring Board of Directors’ meeting was held on March 5 at Fergus Falls. Brianna Jonas is our new secretary for the MTA. Make sure you thank her for stepping up and helping us out.

The board heard a report about the upcoming legislature session. Doesn’t appear to be a lot happening pertaining to trapping.

The group did a tour of the fair grounds to help make plans for this summer’s convention.

On March 11 the spring district 3 meeting was also held in Fergus Falls. A little smaller turn out than last year but that was to be expected. A big thank you to Minnesota Trapline Products, Cumberland Northwest Trappers Supply and Schmitt Enterprises for their donations to our raffle that night.

We are bringing back the wild game feed this year so if you have wild game to donate please contact Dewey or myself.  We also are going to have the consignment auction this year as well as the benefit auction. Check for things you do not use anymore for these good causes.

 We have a list of volunteers for the convention and would like to have you add your name to it. Call me if you can help. Remember we will be using the west gate again this year not the main gate. As always I welcome your suggestions and ideas. Hope to see you all at the convention.  Let’s make it a great time for all.