Minnesota Trappers Association
District 1




 Bert Highland
 1861 Brimson Rd
 Brimson, MN  55602
 (218) 848-2383

Frank Brula
 PO Box 358
 Babbitt, MN  55706
 (218) 827-2638

 Previous District Reports

Director - Bert Highland

September 2016

Hi Trappers,

We just got back from the convention in Fergus Falls. Despite the frequent rain storms and hot weather I thought it was very well attended. It just goes to show that even with the low fur prices trappers love getting together looking at all the trapping "stuff" and BS-ing with old friends. All of this wouldn't be possible without the hard work of all the volunteers that help out year in and out. I'd like to thank the District 1 members that helped with the set-up and our district duties. Congratulations to our own Gary "ZZ" Jorgenson for being awarded one of the volunteer of the year awards. It couldn't have gone to a more deserving individual; I don't know what I'd do without him!

 It sounds like we had another successful raffle with around 54,500 plus tickets sold, maybe next year we can set a record! Next year’s convention will be held in Litchfield on Aug. 17-19.  The noon start on Thursday seemed to be well received and I think we'll be doing that again next year.

 Our membership coordinator Mitzi says memberships are actually starting to rise again with about 2,230 members as of July 31. More members equal a stronger voice for us as we battle the anti crowd. Everyone should make it their goal to sign up at least one new member every year- see where I'm going with this!

I'd also like to thank Bill Berg for his generous donation of two heavy duty release poles and two MTA prints of a bobcat and fisher with letters of authenticity from around 1990 to our Legal Defense Banquet. I'm sure they'll generate much needed income. Speaking of the Legal Defense Banquet, make sure to get your tickets. It'll be held on January 7 after the winter meeting. Information on ticket availability will be printed elsewhere in this magazine. It's a great time and supports a great cause!

Also the DNR will be tagging otter/bobcats at the winter meeting. Our fall district meeting will be September 10 in Cotton at 10:00 am. Frank will be having a trapper education field day on September 24 at the Range Retriever Club on Hwy.7 in Virginia {located approximately 3 miles south of the Junction of Highway 169 and Highway 7}. This will be field training only; the on-line portion of the course must be completed prior to the field day. You must pre-register with Frank @ 218 742-1608 or me @ 218 848-2383. The information is also on our website at www.mntrappers.org . Well that's about all for now. I hope everyone has a successful trapping and hunting season.

Take care and be safe.



Co-Director - Frank Brula

September 2016

No Report At This Time