Minnesota Trappers Association
 District 7




 Leon Windschitl
 617 Orchard Rd
 Worthington, MN  56187
 (507) 372-5588

 Shannon Cohrs
 244 Haynes St
 PO Box 66
 Dovray, MN  56125
 (507) 380-0997

 Brian Fischer
 55458 Cty Rd 21
Courtland, MN  56021
 H: (507) 354-2674
 C: (507) 276-6322

Previous Reports 


Director - Leon Windschitl

December 2014

Hello fellow trappers!

Trapping Season is here! I hope everyone’s traps are full. Just remember to be responsible while setting your traps.

I would like to thank Brian Fischer and Charlie Schaffer for both putting on an in the field class this fall.  They both helped out by getting quite a few youth ready to trap. It helps when we can get a group done at once. Thank you so much for your time and enthusiasm to teach the youth.

The board meeting was on Saturday, October 11. Some of the things that might be interesting to you are as follows. Non-resident trapping has been brought up again. We will be discussing this more at our spring district meeting. The association will also be giving out 2 scholarships this coming year, one at $2,000 and one at $1000.

The Winter Meeting will be January 3, 2015 in Askov. It will be a day of vendors, contests, the general meeting, and lots of trapping talk. Fur buyers will also be on hand to buy fur. The pelt handling contests will also be going on and we will again try to have the junior division. So get those kids involved in putting up fur so that they can come and enter. They can even learn more about fur handling while they are there.

The Legal Defense Banquet will be the evening of January 3. Only a few tickets are available so contact Gary Meis if you are interested in attending. It is a great time.

Until next time.
Leon Windschitl



Co-Director - Shannon Cohrs

December 2014

No Report



Co-Director Brian Fischer

December 2014

Hello Friends,

Locally, the lakes that have muskrats swimming are filled with a rainbow of stakes. My fellow trappers can be creative in colors and materials used on stakes. Pressure seems to be heavy.  It’s not just boats anymore; some individuals have quite the setup. It was good to hear from our local CO that complaints have been to a minimum. Good to have Thor’s presence on the water.

On September 27, District 7 held a full day of field training. Nineteen participants registered and were certified for in the Field Training. Watch for an upcoming article emphasizing youth education in a future newsletter. The participants registered are driving way too far for this wanted education.  As an association we have to do a better job of helping out our next generation of trappers.

Efforts show enthusiasm and concern for our youth. A decision reached at our October meeting was to fund some youth programs and demos at our next state convention. Shawn and I will be initiating a program draft for our January meeting.  Anyone wanting to help with the day’s activities or wanting to share some thoughts give me a call.

As always, with the 2014-15 seasons upon us I ask all my fellow trappers to be respectful.  Don’t trespass, use proper disposal methods, respect landowners and fellow outdoors people. Take people with you if they ask. There are no secrets or locations we need to hide. Educating non-trappers about our sport can be positive and you may gain another supporter as our friend.

Good luck, stay safe and let’s pass it on,