Minnesota Trappers Association
District 8 Reports
600 4th St NE
Montgomery, MN 56069
Director - Brad Wobbrock
Fall 2019 Report
District 8 had their fall meeting at Cumberland’s Open House on August 17th. There was a good turn out and the weather was great. They were good deals on supplies and traps. Kathy and I want to thank Cumberlands for their continued support and donations to trapping.
This year was an election year. We had 35 members in attendance and I was elected back as Director for District 8 and Co Director - Bill Adler.
A special thank you to Amber McElmury for helping us at our meeting.
Cumberlands donated a trap basket with trapping supplies for our kids drawing. Parker Brody from Faribault was the winner. It was a big day for Parker who was over the top excited that he won. Several fellow trappers contributed to his trap basket of goodies from their own winnings from the drawings. Thank you fellow trappers for being so kind – this was a well deserved win for young Parker. I have enclosed a picture of Parker.
By the time this is printed I will have had a Trappers Education Field Training Day on September 7th. I will have had approx 15 students that will be planning to attend. More information and pictures regarding the class will be in the next newsletter.
The summer convention seemed to go well. Personally my thoughts were the attendance was lower than normal. I did a water and beaver demo that was attended by quite a few people. One of the people who attended was Dick Wilken. I was very humbled to have him there. I have always looked up to him and as a mentor.
I want to thank the District 8 members for helping out at the convention - gate and the souvenir booth.
The Summer Board Meeting was mostly regarding the convention. Other topics were tabled until the fall meeting. The next BOD meeting is October 5th in Brainard at the Legion.
Thank you to Bill Adler, Brad Sueminck, Jo McElmury and others for helping out at the Steele County Fair at the MTA booth. It is a busy time of year and your help was greatly appreciated.
Adopt A Highway for District 8 – Please contact Brad Sueminck 507-475-1090 if you are interested in setting a date and helping.
Be safe in the upcoming fall and winter trapping season.
Co-Director - Bill Ruhland
Spring 2019 Report
Greetings Dist 8,
As I write this I have just finished clearing my driveway and it looks like another 8” of snow is on its way in a couple of days, its ben a long time since I have had this much snow in my yard. I am praying that we have a slow melt this spring to help control the flooding this year.
I hope many of you had time to attend the trappers day at the capitol and visit with your representative to express you concerns on trapping on February 5th. This is a great way to express you concerns about trapping and really get your representative’s attention. If you didn’t get time to attend the trappers day at the capital make sure to Email or write a letter to them expressing your concerns.
As many of you know Tim Caven’s wife is fighting cancer and Tim’s time is very limited. So we have volunteers signed up to help put up furs for the Tanned Fur Project. If you can handle your own fur for the tanned fur project that is greatly appreciated, if you can not, go to the MTA website to find someone close to you that can handle putting up your fur for you. Your donations are very much appreciated.
Before you know it the summer convention will be here. Make sure you get your hotel reservations well in advance. If you would like to help out at the convention you can check with Brian Fischer. Your help is very much appreciated.
See you at the Summer Convention
Co-Director - Brad Suemnick
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