Minnesota Trappers Association
 District 5




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

Artie Barnes
56006 260th St.
Grove City, MN 56243
(320) 221-2121


Jeremy Eickhoff
327 7th Ave NW
Melrose, MN 56352
 (320) 241-7549

Previous Reports



Director - Pete Jonas

June - 2016

Hello everyone,

Our field training class is on Sunday September 18th at the Kimball Rod and Gun Club in Kimball.  Please contact me, Artie or Jeremy to register for the class.  The class will begin at 11 a.m. and go to 4 p.m.  Bring along your knee boots, hip boots or waders.  The written part of the course must be completed before you can take the field training course.

The MTA is looking for help putting together the tanned fur banners that Tim Caven sends out to schools.  Our family has done 80 of these in the past few years.  We have 45 more to do and Tim would like to order another 200.  Demand for these has increased recently.  I talked to Jerry Larsen about possibly starting to assemble these at the winter and summer conventions.

If anyone is interested in helping or taking over this project please let me know.

Our summer convention in Fergus Falls will start at noon on Thursday, August 11th and go through Saturday, August 13th to 5 p.m.  Sunday will be a cleanup day.

We will be setting up tables and building the demo areas on Wednesday August 10th. If you can help with this, it would be appreciated very much.

The spring beaver season is coming to an end.  The past 2 years I have just done damage work.  I want to thank everyone that has helped me out when I couldn't keep up with all the requests for damage trapping.

Take care,


Co-Director - Artie Barnes

June - 2016

District 5

Hey All,

Hope all is well.

In March I worked the booth at the Christian Deer Hunter's Expo in Hutchinson. It was a good turnout and I got to chat with a lot of people.  Handed out Zip Tie Kits and sold some tanned fur. MTA donated a badger pelt for the silent auction and they were very grateful.

Had a great time at the Green Wing Banquet in May in Litchfield.  Good to see everyone again and see how the kids have grown in the last year. Answered a lot of questions for the new faces at my table and got some great pictures of future trappers in my fur hats!

Hoping it will warm up so I can put some miles on my motorcycle, just another of my great passions.

Hope to see you all in Fergus Falls!

Good luck on the line!


Co-Director - Jeremy Eickhoff

June 2016

Hello to District 5 and all trappers and outdoor enthusiasts,

I hope everyone is well and enjoying the spring! Beavers, crappies, and morels, all there for us to enjoy. I left the beaver alone, and morels are tough to find, but we have had a few delicious fish suppers!

Work is back in full swing but I was able to attend a Ruffed Grouse Society Banquet in Grand Rapids. A great event, and I had the pleasure to talk with a few gentlemen. I was able to distribute some body gripper release kits. We trappers, hunters, and outdoorsmen and women, really need to stick together and unite to protect our heritage and passions!

The summer convention is only 3 months away. I am getting excited to be a part of it, and I hope you are too! Don't forget your raffle tickets.

Enjoy your spring and summer, cause the fall air and smells of logwood dye are just around the corner! Too soon?

God Bless,