Director - Pete Jonas
June - 2017
The planning for our summer convention in Litchfield is going well. The fairgrounds will be open at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, August 16th.
Please remember to bring your aluminum cans for the can/can fund. There will be a dumpster by the gate as you come into the fairgrounds. The trappers’ auction will be Friday night at 5 p.m. If you have extra traps or trap related items you would like to sell, the commission is 20%. We ask that you bring only trapping, hunting, or fishing related items for this auction. The benefit auction will be Saturday evening at 5 p.m. If you have any items you would like to donate, you can drop them off at the MTA booth. Please leave your name or business name so that we can thank you in the newsletter. The wild game feed is back and Chris Holm of Brainerd is in charge of this. The time and day will be Friday night starting at 4 p.m. His phone number is (218) 831-7878. If you are interested in helping or bringing anything, entree, vegetables, dessert, etc., please give him a call.
There will be kids’ games and activities Friday and Saturday, the kids will also be making a tied fleece blanket with a deer scene on it to donate to the benefit auction.
The demo areas will be inside a building along with the Beginner Trappers Connection demos. If you are interested in doing a demo contact Brian Fischer at (507) 276-6322. He will be scheduling all demos. Buzz Neprud is taking care of setting up the dealers. His number is (218) 851-5989, if you are interested in tables and or booth space. There is also plenty of room for people wishing to tailgate. The last convention in Litchfield had well over 100 tailgate vendors. If you plan on setting up to tailgate get there early.
We need all the help we can get to help make conventions successful. Any help anyone can give will be much appreciated. We are all volunteers and more hands make light work.