Minnesota Trappers Association
 District 6




Jon Longfellow
 2765 White Pine Way
 Stillwater, MN  55082
 (651) 202-1940

Gary Nelson
5061 201st Place NE
Wyoming, MN  55092
(763) 413-3217

Andy Shoemaker
Stillwater, MN  55082
(651) 323-3268

Previous Reports


Director - Jon Longfellow

December 2015

District 6 Members,

I will be brief this edition as we are right in the middle of “our time” anyway and you are probably more interested in skinning than getting my two cents on anything.

As is District 6 will be having a meeting at the Carlos Avery WMA office: 12-12-2015 ~  9:00 AM – Noon Carlos Avery WMA office 5463 W Broadway Forest Lake MN 55025.

Site is located 7 miles W of Forest Lake on Anoka CR Hwy 18. Take the Forest Lake (Washington CR Hwy 2) exit W from I-35. This unit can be accessed from the Forest Lake, Wyoming, or Stacy exits off of I-35.

I really can’t say why we meet in December but we have as long as I can remember. I’m certainly open to changing that if it’s a busy time of year and you might like to do it in the spring or summer.

I would also like to announce that we have another District 6 member that is going to be pitching in, in the roll of Co-Director along with Gary. His name is Andy Shoemaker and his contact information will soon be on the website.

I would like to encourage each of you to participate in the voting that is coming up during the MTA winter meeting on some key issues, particularly the Non-Resident trapping issue. I’m not concerned which way you vote, but it’s important to get a high level of participation so the tally really reflects how the members feel so we can support the majority position at the board level.

Be safe,



Co-Director Gary Nelson

December 2015

Greetings Fellow Trappers:

Cindy Nelson and I managed a Minnesota Trappers Association table at the Pheasants Forever Youth Day on September 12th.  The event was held at the Beaverbrook Tri-County Sportsman’s Club site in East Bethel.  Over 200 youth, ages 4 to 17, were registered for the event.  Attendees were really interested in our displays.

Mark Schlenker, a good friend of mine, is featured in a TV series about the adventures of trappers in Alaska and Canada.  The program is called “The Great Wild North.”  The series includes eight episodes on the History Channel.   Mark is a native of Iowa.  He has lived in Alaska since 1981.  He is a full time trapper during the winter.  Mark primarily traps marten, lynx, and wolves.   During the summer he works for the Alaska Fish and Game Department as a fisheries technician. 

I hope you all have a safe and successful trapping and deer hunting season.

Gary Nelson

Co-Director - Andy Schmitt

December 2015 - No Report