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 2015

Greetings District 4

I am writing this in the first part of February and a couple of the early auctions are over.  Most of the goods offered were carryover from last season but some fresh goods were offered.  Prices were off by approximately ½ on the items that did sell.  Hopefully the March auctions will have higher clearances.  Even if prices don’t advance, that would be a win.

Our winter convention and Legal Defense Banquet were both huge successes.  Speaking of which, next year’s convention and banquet will be on January 9th, 2016.  Bobcat and otter will not be able to be registered that day as the season will be closed January 3rd and have to be tagged by the 5th. You will still be able to sell or ship as usual.

The summer convention will be in Bemidji August 14-16.  This year is an election year and the President and Vice-President will be elected. Something new added this year is a kids’ only demo area and Brian Fischer will be in charge.

As long as we are in convention mode, the NTA convention is in Hamburg, New York on July 30-August 1 and the FTA convention is in Lagrange, Indiana June 25-27th.

New-Old Business


1. WIA enrolled lands will be treated as public lands for trapping regulations.

2. Tanned fur project is greatly in need of muskrats.

3. The Minnesota Trappers survey is on the DNR website, you should really take a look.

4. If you have an event coming up and are in need of body gripper kits, give me or Tom a call and we will get them to you.

5. It was asked at our fall district meeting about the possibility of moving the North South line from Hwy 200 to Hwy 210.  It was determined that the legislature did this many years ago and that’s the most likely route we would have to go again.

6. As of this date, there are no new restrictions being proposed, keep your fingers crossed.

7. We will have our spring meeting Saturday, April 4th at the Page Township Hall north of Milaca, same place as last year.  Doors will open at 9:00 with the meeting at 10:00.  If anything were to change, it will be on MTA website.  Well, I believe I have babbled enough!

Till next time


Co-Director - Tom Boser

March 2015

Hello everyone.

I hope all is well with everyone.  Hopefully all had success on the lines this year and made new lasting memories. It is always fun to take a kid on the line at least a few times a year. You just never know what they'll say or do. Thanks to all those that have and if you have not, try it sometime. You'll be surprised.

The winter meeting and banquet is now passed and once again was a lot of fun. Thanks to all those that helped and also to those that supported the Legal Defense Fund. One thing to remember is that next year you will not be able to register fur at the winter meeting. It's going to be a week later than most years therefore time will have expired for registration.

Be sure to get out when possible and sell those raffle tickets. Also the Tanned Fur Project is in need of all types of fur. It may be a good year to get it stocked again.

This year’s Summer Convention is in Bemidji and hope all can make the trip up there. Once again they are going to have field training exercise with the demos. If you know of any youth that needs their field training completed, it would be a great time to get that checked off the list. It is lining up to be another great one so try and make plans to attend.

The newsletter is always looking for pictures and articles. If you have any pictures or an interesting story that happened, let Trish know. Her contact information is in the front of the newsletter.

Take it easy, and hope to see you at some of the spring meetings.