Minnesota Trappers Association
 District 5




Dave Curtis
26335 County Rd 139
St. Cloud, MN 56301
(320) 493-0403

Pete Jonas
 PO Box 51
 6815 Redwood Ave NW
South Haven, MN  55382

Currently Vacant 



Director - Dave Curtis

December - 2017

First, I always liked being part of the MTA but at times things were pretty tough to swallow, but that is all in the rearview mirror.

As I am writing this I have been doing my job putting a dent in the predators.

As the new director I would like everyone in my district to please send me their email addresses.  I want to be in full contact with you guys and open up the transparency between you and me. You members need to know what is happening and what we have planned, like visits to the capitol, contacting your state and national representatives, and the calls I receive for damage control.

Also if my memory serves me right, Pete said, our next district meeting has been planned for the second Saturday in February at Johnson's Fur in Willmar. At that time post cards will be sent.

District 5 co-directors are Jeremy Eickhoff and Pete Jonas.

Take care everyone and have fun trapping this fall, because the market does not look favorable.

God bless and stay safe,

Dave Curtis



Co-Director - Pete Jonas

December - 2017

Hello everyone,

We had our fall meeting Saturday, October 14th at the Kimball Road & Gun Club.

I would like  to thank Gerald & Doreen Schmitt, Walt Gessler, Leon & Denise Windschitl and Minnesota Trapline Products for donating to our door prize drawing, and everyone who made time to come to our meeting.

We also raised money for the Legal Defense Fund.

We had officer elections: Dave Curtis is the new District 5 Director, with Jeremy and myself as co-directors.  

I would like to also thank Dallas Erickson, Leon Windschitl, Shannon Cohrs, Mitzi Smith, Buzz Neprud and Artie Barnes for their years of service to the MTA.

The district 5 winter/spring meeting will be Saturday, February 3rd at Johnson Fur.  Doors will open at 8 a.m.  Reminder postcards will be sent out in January.

Take care,



Co-Director - Jeremy Eickhoff

December - 2017

Hello everyone!

I would like to start by thanking Pete and his family for everything they have done! A well oiled machine that bunch! Pete is staying on board as our co-director. He has put in many years fighting for our association and many hours helping out. Thank you guys!

Congratulations to our new District 5 Director Mr. Dave Curtis! Thank you for stepping up and taking things over. I am looking forward to helping you out! And thank you Artie Barnes for helping the past couple years. Happy trails my friend!

I really don't have much at the moment, trapping season is upon us and the current market hasn't got me excited. I plan on waiting to get after muskrats until February. The fur quality is night and day better then. Hopefully I don't find 6 feet of snow and subzero temperatures. Good luck to all of you who are out at the moment! 

Winter meeting will be held in Askov again this year. January 6th is the date. This year you can have your fur tagged there. Then the Legal Defense Banquet will be held later that evening. Please consider coming. It's a very pleasurable evening, terrific food and more prizes than you can shake a stick at. Tickets are limited so get yours early from Gary Meis!

We are hoping to have a Trappers Day at the Capitol this winter. It will be a great opportunity for us to stand united and meet our Congress men and women! And share our love and need to keep trapping meaningful. Details will follow at a later date.

All for  now! Be safe out there, and looking forward to seeing everyone at the winter meeting!

God Bless