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

December 2015

Greetings District 5,

What a nice start to trapping season.  Hope everyone is getting out trapping.  I'm just doing damage beaver trapping and setting for muskrats. 

District 5 will have our winter/spring meeting at Johnson Fur in Willmar. Doors will open at 8 a.m. Scott will be buying fur and he will provide a lunch for everyone.  There will be skinning and putting up fur demos also.

The winter meeting will be at Central High School again on Saturday, January 9th.  The DNR will NOT be tagging fur at this meeting. The Legal Defense Banquet will be that evening at Askov Community Center. Gary Meis is selling tickets for this; contact him if you are interested in attending. I'm not sure how many tickets will be left.

Please welcome Artie Barnes from Grove City and Jeremy Eickhoff from Melrose as the new District 5 Co-Directors.

We had our trapping class in September at the Kimball Rod and Gun Club.  We had 31 students.  I want to thank instructors, Jerry Larsen, Dave Curtis, John Russel, Mike Halonen and his wife, and Shawn Theis for helping put on the class.  We did land and water trapping sets and skun and put up 4 beaver.  Thank you to Mike and his wife for skinning and putting up the beaver.  We donated these to the Tanned Fur Project.  Next September we plan on skinning muskrats and putting them up.  Also want to thank Walt Gessler for putting on a class in the western part of our district at Lac qui Parle, and the instructors that helped him also.

Take care,


Co-Director - Artie Barnes

December 2015

No Report At This Time

Co-Director - Jeremy Eickhoff

December 2015

Greetings District 5 and all brother and sister trappers!

My name is Jeremy Eickhoff. I am 36 years old and live in Melrose with my beautiful wife Vonda. I have been trapping along with all of our other outdoor pursuits since I was just a boy. I finally felt it was time to step up and try to assist, and give time and effort to our great Minnesota Trappers Association!

I want to sincerely thank all the past and current members of the MTA. It is truly an honor to be a part of this!

Season is in full swing. I hope everyone is enjoying their time out and about, learning, being successful, and staying safe.

Please try to introduce someone new into the sport, young or old! It is important to keep our heritage alive and well. And remember to let them know about joining the MTA!

Thanks for your time everyone, God Bless!