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Timber Dahlberg, Hall of Fame
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Minnesota Trappers Association
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Timber Dahlberg

Born: March 3, 1920
Died: March 4, 1996
Hometown: Howard Lake, Minnesota
Timber's uncle Gus Melinsky, instructed him in the art of trapping. He caught his first mink at age 10, and said he almost wore it out showing it around town. Trapping was pure pleasure; he loved the challenge of catching a "smart" animal, the exercise, the out-of-doors, the smells of swamps and fields, and, of course being able to pay the taxes with the trapping income.

NTA: Became a life member; attended national conventions in Duluth, Fond-du-Lac and Watertown, IA.

MTA: An ardent supporter and attended all the conventions after retiring from the Resort. Loved working at the Membership Booth at the Conventions and visiting with the people. He left his trapping equipment estate to be used for the MTA's "Help A Beginner" program. BASEBALL: As an 8th grader, played with the town team, the Howard Lake Orphans. At age 18 was playing professional baseball. He went onto play pro-ball for 17 years. Timber also served in the U.S. MARINE CORP. January 1942 through 1945 and was Guadalcanal Veteran.

SCHOLARSHIP: Timber loved kids and encouraged them. In his memory, the yearly "Timber Dahlberg Conservation Scholarship" was established for local high school graduates.

Timber was most known for being a 24-year owner/operator of Timber's Resort on Howard Lake, a truly family resort emphasizing fishing and relaxation; being a practical conservationist; developing a 40-acre wildlife preserve by digging out two ponds, planting 2000 trees, and establishing feeding stations and nesting sites for birds; seven acres of this 40 acres is being preserved "as is' as it is of the original "Big Woods" of Wright County.
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