Director - Pete Jonas
I would like to thank Scott Johnson and crew for letting us have our winter meeting at Johnson Fur again, and for providing the lunch and refreshments.
Thank you also to Mike Halonen and Jason Smith for doing skinning demos on beaver, mink and muskrats and on how to put them up.
This summer’s convention is in Fergus Falls and will start on Thursday at noon on August 11th and go through Saturday, August 13th. Sunday will be a cleanup day. We will be setting up tables and building demo areas on Wednesday, August 10th. If anyone is able to help on Wednesday morning it would be appreciated.
Beaver season will close on May 15th. With the price of beaver, I'm sure there will be a lot of damage work available.
Thanks to Jerry Larsen, Gary Leistico, Leon and Denise Windschitl The MTA has made up a new brochure that explains the MTA and trapping. These brochures will be given to the Legislators and Representatives at the Capital. The MTA hired a lobbyist, Tim Spreck, to be at the Legislative session this year. He will help out Gary Leistico on any trapping issues.
District 5 will have a field training class again at the Kimball Rod and Gun Club in September this year. The date is not yet set.
Walt Gessler from Ortonville will also do a class for the western part of District 5, in September.
The Legal Defense Banquet will be in Askov again on January, 2017.
The MTA winter meeting will be on Saturday January 7th at East Central High School.
District 5 is looking at convention sites for 2017. We will be looking at Willmar and Litchfield, where we had it in 2013.