Minnesota Trappers Association
Director - Buzz Neprud
Greetings District 4,
It’s that special time of year cool days, beautiful scenery and the start of trapping seasons. The uncanny thing about this is it has been dry the entire month until the day you start setting your land sets. Oh well, it lets everyone develop their fox and coyote water setting skills.
We had our fall meeting at Wealthwood Rod and Gun Club in early October. We let everyone know about our new MTA appointments. Tom Boser your Co-Director is now the MTA Raffle Chairman, Cory VanDriel is our new Minnesota Representative to the FTA and Todd Roggenkamp is our new MTA representative to MOHA. Thank you both for volunteering. Tom and I were re-elected as your Co-director and Director to another term, thank you for your confidence in us. Our winter convention is coming up January 9th at East Central High School. Remember no tagging of fur will be happening. Season closes the weekend before, but fur pickups will be still happening. Our 6th annual Legal Defense Banquet will be held at Askov Community Center the same evening. If you don’t have tickets yet call Gary Meis. There are very few left, don’t miss out on our most important event of the year to help protect our heritage. Thank you to Lloyd Baakkonen and Rick Bork for their raffle donations. With the low price of furs this year, maybe it’s a good time to make something with your fur or better yet donate some to our tanned fur project.
I hope everyone has a safe season and until next time from my family to yours I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Co-Director - Tom Boser
It seems that every year I am always a little behind on being 100% for the opener. Needless to say I did get out and like always, it’s a blast. A little slower pace for me this year, which allows me to get my son out on the line with me more than usual. It has made many great memories and that is what I enjoy so much about this sport. Hopefully all of you made some good memories with friends and family on the line.
The winter meeting will soon be here again and another reminder that there will be no tagging of fur at this year’s meeting. Be sure to have your fur tagged before coming to Askov.
Don't forget about the Tanned Fur Project this year as they need fur and this would be a good year send a little their way.
The Legal Defense Banquet looks like another great one so hopefully you can attend that also.
At this fall's district meeting I was elected to remain your District 4 co-director and for that I thank you. It’s been a pleasure to work with all of you, and I look forward to hearing from you with any concerns that may arise.
Good luck out there,