Minnesota Trappers Association
Vice President's Report

Dave D'Aigle
29765 Holly St NW
Isanti, MN  55040
(612) 366-2748


It seems like winter has been having a hard time letting go this year. I managed to get about a week of spring beaver trapping in this year and did OK despite the shelf ice and high water levels.

Only two short months until the summer convention in Barnum - August 1-3. Lots of vendors have signed up and a solid demo list should make for a great time. The local fire department will be serving breakfast Friday and Saturday.  District 1 is hosting the convention this year and if you have time to volunteer contact Bert, Frank or Mike and they will sign you up. Remember there is no consignment auction this summer. If you need raffle tickets contact Gary Meis. Vendor set up will be starting at 8 am Thursday morning and the campgrounds will open at the same time. The winter meeting will be held at the East Central School at Banning Junction again this year January 3rd; - doors will open at 8 am. The Legal Banquet will be held later that day in Askov at the community center. Buzz has a nice banquet planned as usual with lots of prizes and a great meal. If you'd like to donate something contact him. Tickets for the banquet go on sale at the summer convention and go quickly so if you're planning on attending don't wait as they sell out fast.

My wife and I would like to thank everyone who sent cards and flowers after her open heart surgery. She seems to be doing well and is improving daily, though probably not as fast as she would like. See you in Barnum,