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

June 2014

Greetings District 4

As of this writing most of us are done with Spring Beaver trapping.  We had 2 ½ weeks of good going and some of us are already on nuisance work.  Hopefully, the beaver sell will be on the next auction in a week.

If any of you are having an event, Pheasants Banquet, DU Banquet, Youth Day, or fair booth, let me know if you need BG kits.  I also have a DVD Trapping Education on non-targeted animals, “ Avoiding Conflicts,” produced by Minnesota Forest Zone Trappers Association.  They partnered with the Women Hunting and Fishing group, for playing on laptops at events.  They did a very professional job with it.  Thanks go out to them.  Let me know if you want to use it.

Trapper Education Classes and field training is needed in our area.  Scott Brix and Joe Davis held one on May 3rd, thanks guys!  At the summer convention we will be having training, contact Shawn for details.  We are also dedicating the month of September for field training so if you want to hold a class, get the info to Shawn or Trish so it can be put on the website.

Convention time is soon upon us.  It’s at Barnum, Aug.1-3.  Our duties are gate on Friday morning from 7-11:00 and booth duty Saturday from 10:45-2:00.  If you can help, it would be greatly appreciated.  We will be having a short meeting at 7:45 am Saturday at the convention.  Check at the booth for where it will be.  We will also be assembling marten boxes with the kids, Frank is in charge and he needs fully charged drills.  Bring yours if you can.

Hope you have a great summer and we will see you in Barnum!

Till next time,


Co-Director - Tom Boser

June 2014

Hello all,

I hope you all made it through this winter and spring OK. I believe that was Mother Nature testing our patience. This summer’s convention is coming up quick so be sure to make plans to attend if you can. It should be another good one as usual.

On March 29, Pheasants Forever held a banquet at Fish Lake Resort for the Kanabec County Chapter. Dean Randt requested that we be in attendance there, so I made plans to attend. I answered questions, demonstrated trapping techniques, and handed out Zip Tie Release Kits. Met a lot of nice people and the response was very good. Thanks go out to Dean for the invitation and hope we can do it again next year.

Just a reminder to our district, that if you have an event planned and need some of our Zip Tie Kits, I have them in my possession. Let me know when it is and how many you'll need and I can get them sent out to you.

See you all at the summer convention,

Tom Boser