Minnesota Trappers Association
Vice President's Report

Duane "Dewey" Schmitz
63539 340th St.
Wadena, MN  56482
(218) 631-4988


Vice President's Report

December - 2017

Hello Fellow MTA Members,

Congratulations go out to the following new Directors and Co-Directors to the MTA Board of Directors:

Steve Pahlen – District 2 Director

Larry Anderson – District 3 Director

Don McGaffey – District 3 Co-Director

Behrant Miller – District 4 Director

Dave Curtis – District 5 Director

Brian Fischer – District 7 Director

Tyler Thompson – District 7 Co-Director


I would like to thank all of the past members of the MTA Board.  Your hard work and dedication is greatly appreciated.

We do have several positions that need to be filled within the MTA.  If you are interested, please contact President Todd Roggenkamp for more information.  I encourage all of you to get more involved in our organization, you are all a vital part in its success.  Another way you can get involved is to attend the Trappers Day at the State Capital.  More details will be coming with regards to the agenda, date and time.

Mark your calendars for next year’s convention that will take place in Barnum on August 2-4, 2018.  Come donate some time, take in a demo or two, meet your fellow trappers and better yet bring a new trapper with you.

The Winter Meeting will be held on January 6, 2018 at the East Central High School in Askov right off of the Banning Junction.  The DNR will be present to tag Bobcats and Otters. 

The Legal Banquet will be held on the evening of January 6th at the Askov Community Center.  Contact Gary Meis at (320)838-1570 to secure your tickets (please refrain from calling after 9pm).

Remember to take someone new trapping and consider sharing your knowledge by becoming an instructor.  One of the most gratifying things you can do is get someone interested in our sport.

Happy Trapping,