Minnesota Trappers Association
 District 5




 Jerry Larsen
 28026 MN Hwy 4
 Grove City, MN  56243
 (320) 444-8398

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

 Dave Curtis
26355 Cty Rd 139
St. Cloud, MN 56301
 (320) 363-7916
(320) 493-0403

Previous Reports



Director - Jerry Larsen

December 2014

Hey trappers,

I hope you are having a safe and good season. Although the markets seem to be a little gloomy, we still seem to get out there and keep the heritage alive. Speaking of keeping trapping alive, please bring someone with you and show them, young and old alike, what a great thing trapping is. There isn't much on the table as far as law changes yet.  Elections have been completed, now we will wait to see where everybody sits on sportsman issues. We trappers need to keep educating other outdoors groups like Pheasants Forever, DU, Grouse Society, etc. as well as the mainstream public on how vital trapping is. The Humane Society and PETA love to print lies and false non-documented and false scientific information. We have to get out and teach people the truth. If the individual trapper doesn't do this, who will?

Please check out this newsletter for information regarding the Legal Defense Banquet and the Winter Meeting.  Both events provide a great time to have fun and converse with other trappers and their wives.

District 5 will be having our winter meeting at Johnson Fur, on February 7, 2015.  Reminder cards will be sent out before the meeting.

Several people have asked me to run for president. I was hesitant in answering until I made sure my family duties were in line.  The family stuff seems to be in line now, so if you would like me to run please feel free to send in a nomination to Trish for the newsletter. We will see what the future holds, but no matter who running - vote. This is your organization, and your vote does matter, so take the time and vote when the time comes.

Enough of my rambling, I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas season, and may all your traps be full. Remember to stop and chat at the Winter Meeting.

God Bless,


Co - Director - Pete Jonas

December 2014

Hello everyone,

Hope everyone is having a good trapping season so far.

I am scheduling the demo's for the summer convention in Bemidji in 2015.  If anyone is interested in doing a demo, let me know.  We will also be having demo's for the kids.  Brian Fischer is heading this.  Any kids that need to be certified and need the in-field training can attend these demo's to complete the trappers education course.

Our winter/spring district 5 meeting will be on Saturday, February 7th, 2015 at Johnson Fur again.  Doors will open at 8 a.m.  Scott will be buying fur also and a lunch will be provided.

We had our fall meeting at Mark & Heidi Melby's place on Saturday, October 4th.  We had a good turnout.  I would like to thank Melby’s for letting us have our fall meeting at their place and for also providing lunch.

I would also like to thank Royce Teague for doing the demo's at the meeting.


Co-Director - Dave Curtis

December 2014

No Report At This Time