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

March 2015

Greeting Trappers,

District 3 will be holding our Spring Meeting on Friday, March 20th at 7:00 p.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church located on the South side of Highway 10 in Audubon. We will be discussing the non-resident trapping proposal that District 8 has brought forward. It is to allow non-resident trapping with the following restrictions.

1. No tagged species including Marten, Fisher, Otter and Bobcat.

2. Non-resident Beaver season will close at the end of February.

3. Non-resident water season to start one week later.

Also on the agenda will be our district’s benefit auction gun; Body Gripper Release Kits; and many other items of interest.

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.

The MTA Convention this year will be held in Bemidji on August 14 –16th.  Mark your calendars!

Good Luck Trapping,




Co Director - Rolland "Rollie" Aho

March 2015 - No Report


Co Director Larry Anderson

March 2015

I hope you all had a great trapping season. Mine was great except for coyotes. Hopefully some of you were able to take a young person with you.

The district 3 spring meeting is March 20th at Audubon at 7.00 pm at the Immanuel Lutheran Church which is on the south side of Highway 10. This is a very important meeting because we need to vote on nonresident trapping in Minnesota. This is a very touchy subject and I know many of you have strong opinions so you should be there to vote.

The MTA needs more members so try to sign up someone you know.

We have a lot of new members in Congress so we all need to be involved.

It looks like I waited too long for a wolf license but who knows.

Don't forget the tanned fur project - we would like to keep the district 3 record going. Bring what you can to the meeting.

I'm open for any input you might have. I can be reached at 218-671-5066 or email at landers@runestone.net 

Hope to see you at Audubon on March 20th.