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

March - 2016

District 3 will be holding our Spring Meeting on Friday, March 11th at 7:00PM at the Otter Tail Power Meeting rooms which are located at 216 South Cascade in Fergus Falls.  We will be looking for any and all ideas for the Summer Convention.  As most of you know, this Summer Convention will be taking place in Fergus Falls on August 11th, 12th & 13th.  The convention days this year are from Thursday at noon through Saturday. 

We are bringing back the Wild Game Potluck to the Summer Convention!  We will be looking for all of your creative dishes and donations of wild game to make this a successful event.

If you are interested in receiving an email from our district regarding all of the upcoming issues with legislation, please contact me with your email address at dtax39@yahoo.com.  You can also keep apprised of the issues by visiting the MN Trappers Association website at www.mntrappers.org.

As a yearly reminder, we should all be thinking about having a booth at your County Fair or Local Sport Shows to increase trapping knowledge.  It allows us the opportunity to boost interest in trapping and to remind the non-trapping public that trapping is still relevant, alive and thriving.  It’s also a great time to boost our raffle sales and make new trapping contacts.  Feel free to contact me for any materials you may need to make your booth a success.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Larry Anderson and his family as they are dealing with the sudden loss of their daughter Brenda. 

Good Luck Trapping,


Co Director Larry Anderson

March - 2016

Hello gang,

Hope everyone has been busy enjoying our wildlife resources this fall and winter. The winter MTA meeting is over and it sounds like it was quite successful. I understand only about 20% of the members voted on nonresident trapping which passed.

The Spring Board of Directors meeting will be March 5th at Fergus Falls. Please let me or someone know if there is something you feel that needs to be brought out at this or any meetings.

The spring meeting for District 3 will be on the 11th of March at the West Building of Ottertail Power in Fergus Falls. The address is 216 South Cascade Street. We will discuss the summer convention plans, update on the board meeting and listen to your input for convention plans. I know that the convention is a way off but there are two other groups having things going on at the same time so you MUST make your reservations early. I can't stress this enough. Mention you’re with the MTA and you get a great discount. Most of the places have a good cancellation policy if something comes up. You also get discounts at many restaurants for showing your convention button.

The convention is August 11th, 12th, and 13th. This is a Thursday, Friday and Saturday Convention. Note this is a change from years past. Camping can start as early as Monday the 9th. Please call Dewey or myself if you have questions.  We need everyone there for a great convention.

Bring any fur you have for the Tanned Fur Project to the District meeting. It sure is easy to donate with the low fur prices.  I checked and it doesn't sound like the auctions are going well. Maybe next year!

I hope to see you all at the spring meeting.