Minnesota Trappers Association
 District 4



 Buzz Neprud
 221 2nd St NW
 Crosby, MN  56441
 (218) 851-5989

 Tom Boser
 29041 73rd St
 Pierz, MN  56364
 (320) 290-4149

Previous Reports



Director - Buzz Neprud

March 2016

I am starting out with the passing of a good friend and long- time member of the MTA, Steve Jelencich.  Steve was a quiet person who enjoyed our sport as much as all of us. He attended several conventions and marveled at all the knowledge you our members have, and asked me to tell everyone thank you for all you do.  Steve, you will be missed.

Our winter convention has come and gone.  Some fur was being sold at modest prices, but it sold.  The vote for NR trapping passed on a vote of 200-163, a very poor showing in my opinion as we have over 2400 members.  Our Legal Defense Banquet was the same evening.  Thanks go out to all who attended and donated.  We raised $18,500 for a six-year total of $95,500.  Next year is in the works already as donations are already coming in.  The winter convention will be at the East Central High School and the Legal Defense Banquet in Askov on January 7, 2017.  Mark your calendars now.

I am getting ahead of myself.  Our spring meeting will be March 19th at the Page Township Hall, 21804 149th Avenue in Milaca.  Doors open at 9:00am and the meeting starts at 10:00 a.m.  We will be discussing any issues that will be brought up at our board meeting the week before.

Now about our summer convention.  It will be held in Fergus Falls, August 11th - 13th.  Convention doors open at noon on Thursday and the convention ends on Saturday night.  Grounds will be open so you can stay Saturday night and clean-up will be Sunday.  District 4’s work schedule is as follows: Gate Duty is from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Thursday, Souvenir Booth 11:00 am - 2:00 pm on Saturday, and Ball Toss from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm on Friday.  If you are attending the convention and can help any part of any shift it would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks in advance.

In closing, I hope you have a great spring season.

Till next time,


Co-Director - Tom Boser

March 2016

Hello District 4 Members,

I hope this winter has treated you fair. Good luck to those who venture out for some spring beaver. We will be having our spring meeting March 19 at Page Township Hall, the same place as last year. Doors open at 9 meeting at 10. Hope to see you there.

If you know of any sportsmen’s group gatherings please let me know so we can put a list together and see if we can get some representation at them, or if you would like to volunteer at one or more, it would also be appreciated.  If you are going to present at one, let us know and we can get you some material like zip tie kits, pamphlets, or some hand outs.

Keep the Tanned Fur Project in the back of your minds as it would be a good year for it and they need some quality fur to replenish the stock. 

If I don't see you at our meeting, hopefully we'll see you in Fergus Falls.

Take care,

Tom Boser