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Who's Who Award
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Minnesota Trappers Association
History of Individual Awards in Various Categories.
"Who's Who" Award History
The Who's Who Award is the prerogative of the president and voting members of the BOD exclusively and seeks to recognize someone who has worked diligently for trappers (particularly within the Association) generally behind the scenes. Hosting district leadership of convention, DNR liaisons, legislature, trapping supply businesses, news media, elected officials in the State legislature, MTA members/directors/chairs, etc. have all received this award at one time or another over the years.
1982 Leo Reding
1982 Senator Bob Lessard
1982 Kenneth D. McLellan
1983 Ed Boggess
1983 Senator Bob Lessard
1984 N/A
1985 Ted Olds
1985 Rob "Timber" Dahlberg
1985 Al Dobie
1986 Joe Bambenek
1986 Johnnie Epley
1987 Roger Hoelscher
1987 Butch Dykhoff
1987 Don Dykhoff
1988 Melvin Smith
1988 Mike Chalich
1988 Darrell Hook
1989 Sid Berg
1989 Loren Spinler
1989 Leo Jewett (posthumously)
1990 Jim Thompson
1990 Tim Caven
1991 Rick Siepel
1992 Dick Doll
1993 Sid Berg
1994 Richard Raeker
1995 Roger Degner
1996 Darrell Knish
1997 George Fortier
1998 Dennis McNally
1999 Joe Bambenek
2000 Charlie Schaefer
2001 Deb Offerdahl
2002 Bill Silverberg
2003 Kathy Peterson
2004 Tim Bauer
2006 Gary Meis
2007 Gary Leistico
2008 Mark Melby
2009 N/A
2010 Senator Patricia Pariseau
2011 Dave D'Aigle
-- 2012 N/A Hosting NTA Convention
2013 Pete Jonas
2014 Dale "Gabby" Hayes
2015 N/A
2016 TJ Johnson
2017 N/A
2018 Mark Melby
2019 N/A
-- 2020 N/A COVID Convention Cancelled
2021 N/A
MTA Trapper of the Year (Men)
1982 Herman Snow
1983 Ray Flesch
1984 Dan Croke
1985 Scott Evans
1986 Steve Sipe
1987 Pete Stupar
1988 Gary Rutherford
1989 Darrell Knish
1990 Dick Lorrette
1991 Sid Berg
1992 Ron Hook
1993 Merlin Ladd
1994 George Fortier
1995 Jerome Blazevic
1996 Gary Meis
1997 Todd Roggenkamp
1998 Butch Dykhoff
1999 Marty Kessler
2000 Rich Raeker
2001 Arnie Peterson
2002 Bob Newcomb
2003 Dave Graham
2004 Tim Bauer
2005 Wayne Thom
2006 Carl Ernst
2007 Todd Imdieke
2007 Darrel Oberloh
2008 Tom Marks
2008 Gene Anderson
2009 Leon Windschitl
2010 Shawn Johnson
2011 Dave D'Aigle
-- 2012 N/A Hosting NTA Convention
2013 Gary Leistico
2013 Albert Dietz
2013 Frank Brula
2014 Buzz Neprud
2014 Jerry Madsen
2014 Jim Zimmerman (posthumously)
2015 Bert Highland
2015 Lyle Roseen
2015 Dan Swedberg
2016 Roland "Rollie" Aho
2017 Andy Shoemaker
2017 Lloyd Baakkonen
2018 N/A
2019 N/A
-- 2020 N/A COVID Convention Cancelled
2021 N/A
Lady Trapper of the Year
1982 Jonelle Kallio
1983 Jackie Wilken
1984 N/A
1985 Kathy Croke
1986 Ellie Dahlberg
1987 Lorna Morrow
1988 Chris Orbird
1989 Dorothy Knish
1990 Karen Andersen
1991 Judy Andersen
1992 Thelen Schultz
1993 Patti Ladd
1994 Gale Hanson
1995 Kathy Peterson
1996 Debbie Burnt
1997 Audrey Fortier
1998 Peggy Zgonc
1999 Jackie Strand
2000 Josie McElmury
2001 Karen Oakquist
2002 Karen Panchot
2003 Liz Thom
2004 Betty Meis
2005 Linda Johnson
2005 Mary Bauer
2006 Pam Marsolek
2007 Barb Edminster
2007 Deb VanDriel
2008 Lois Pauly
2009 LaRae Roseen
2010 Betty Erickson
2011 Mitzi Heavirland
2011 Denise Windschitl
-- 2012 N/A Hosting NTA Convention
2013 Linda Johnson
2014  Yvonne "Tweety" Highland
2015 N/A
2016 Amanda Larsen
2016 Brianna Jonas
2017 Cindy Nelson
2017 Trish Coons
2018 N/A
2019 N/A
-- 2020 N/A COVID Convention Cancelled
2021 Brenda Jindra
Junior Trapper of the Year
1982 Shawn Johnson
1983 Joe Jewett
1984 N/A
1985 Rob Mathais
1986 Wayne Dykhoff
1987 Jason Holmes
1988 Chad Rutherford
1989 Doug Pensaw
1990 Tim Rippie
1991 Ryan Blazvic
1992 Julie Meis
1993 Randy Herrett
1994 Jessica Kleinschmidt
1995 Chris Essig
1996 Robbie Ladd
1997 Colt Sell
1998 Ben Meyer
1999 Daniel Knish
2000 Kyle Mayers
2001 David Bauer
2001 Kayla Kleinschmidt
2002 Jake Neprud
2002 Kami Imdieke
2002 Carmen Imdieke
2003 Jeff Beard
2003 Karina Olson
2003 Randane Olson
2004 Kaycie Melby
2005 Mac Hilburn
2006 Katie Bauer
2007 Eli Gindele
2007 Dawson Sample
2008 Toby Armstrong
2008 Evan Sipnvieri
2009 Remington Moran
2010 N/A
2011 Robert John Nelson
2011 Lexi Winscher
-- 2012 N/A Hosting NTA Convention
2013 Blake Moran
2013 Joseph Cocherell
2014 Aaron Padden
2014 Marc Lisic
2014 Caden Hammer
2015 Logan Nelson
2016 Jacob Miller
2016 Leah Schmitt
2016 Dakota Olson
2017 Leah Remer
2018 N/A
2019 N/A
-- 2020 N/A COVID Convention Cancelled
2021 Evan Rollofson
2021 Caleb Englund
President's Awards
1984 Dan and Kathy Croke
1984 Pete Stupar
(1985 NTA Convention work recognition)
1995 Ray Rau
1995 Ken Carver
1995 Joe Vaida
1998 Mark Melby
1998 AJ Niedorf
1999 Gary Botczek
1999 Gary Strand
1999 Rod Scott
2000 Todd Imdieke
2000 Dave Graham
2000 Tom Marks
2003 Mark Palas
2003 Terry McElmury
2003 Butch Dykhoff
2005 Vance Walgrave
2005 Roy Oldfield
2005 Greg Flor
2006 Todd Roggenkamp
2006 Dale "Gabby" Hayes
2006 Ken Olson
2007 Pete Jonas
2007 Shawn and Linda Johnson Family
2007 Dallas Erickson
2007 Cory VanDriel
2008 TJ Johnson
2008 Roland "Rollie" Aho
2008 Kathy Peterson
2009 Pete and Tina Jonas Family
2009 Rob Caven
2009 Dave D'Aigle
2009 Gerald Schmitt
2010 Dean Anderson Honorary Recognition
(award accepted by son Al Anderson)
2010 Gary Meis Family
2010 Arnie and Kathy Peterson Family
2011 Dale "Gabby" Hayes
2011 Leon and Denise Windschitl
-- 2012 N/A Host NTA Convention
2013 Merlin and Patti Ladd Family
2013 Gary Leistico
2014 Peggy Callahan Wildlife Science Center
2014 Rob and Mitzi Heavirland
2015 Jerry and Judy Rusert
2015 Trish Coons
2016 Denise Windschitl
2017 Gary Nelson
2018 Mark Melby
2018 Trish Coons
2018 Brian Fischer
2018 Dale and Brenda Jindra Family
2019 Randy Goldenman
2019 Tim Spreck
2019 Chris Holm
-- 2020 N/A COVID Convention Cancelled
2021 Shawn Johnson
2021 Buzz Neprud
2021 Kaitlyn Jindra
MTA Education Award
2010 Wayne Thom
2011 Mark Palas on behalf of District 6 Trapper Ed Dream Team
Will Elliott, Mike Tucker, Drake Jackson, Tim Donnay, Dan Nalezny and Company
-- 2012 N/A Hosting NTA Convention
2013 Dallas Erickson
2014 Dana Klos
2015 James Tonkin
2016 Brad Wobbrock
2017 Dana Klos
2018 N/A
2019 N/A
-- 2020 N/A COVID Convention Cancelled
2021 N/A
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