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

June 2014

Hello fellow trappers! 

Summer will be here before you know it.  With summer coming, you should start to think about your trapping gear. It is a good time to go through all your traps and see if you need to fix or repair any traps, stakes, gloves, waders, or any of your trapping equipment. That way you can be prepared for the summer convention when it arrives and you know what you should be looking for.  I am hoping to get through my traps within the next couple of months to check to see what I need to pick up at conventions.

The summer convention is August 1-3.  Please remember to get your hotel rooms reserved.  Plan to volunteer. Help is always needed. District 7 will have duties at the front gate, the souvenir booth, and the ball toss booth.  The times are as follows:  Ball Toss – Friday 1:30 – 3:00; Gate Duty - Friday 6:45 pm – 10 pm; Souvenirs – Saturday – 1:45 – 5:00. Hope to see you there.

I would like to THANK the few people that came to the Worthington Gun Show to help out at the booth.  You guys are the ones that I can count on to help out and it is so nice of you to put your time in at the booth.  It does help Denise & I out so that both of us didn’t have to be there both days all day long.  Thank you for your support.  

Shannon and Brian both have been attending a few Pheasant Forever banquets and handing out and explaining the zip tie kits.  They both received some good feedback.  Thank you to both of you for your time.

Until next time.

Leon Windschitl


Co-Director - Shannon Cohrs

June 2014

No Report



Co-Director Brian Fischer

June 2014

Hello Fellow Conservationist,

The birds are singing. Green grass is a coming. Hopefully we made it out there to clean the wood-duck and bird houses. Get that spring work done as time flies by.

I have attended a couple of Peasant Forever Chapter meetings. First, was Brown County Chapter at Sleepy Eye. They fed over 600 plus people. Second was Watonwan County at St. James.  Attendance there was over 250. I was invited to both chapter meetings to display a booth for MTA and demonstrate the zip-tie release from body gripping traps. I gave out hundreds of zip-ties.  Both events went over very well. I entertained many positive thoughts and received thanks for the positive direction that the MTA is taking.

In June I’ve been asked by a manager at the Scheel’s store located in Mankato, to do some trap training. After talking to some directors I did take the individual request and volunteered to present a program. This program is being presented to staff and employees only. Presentations will be after business hours. It is still unsure of how many meetings there will be, but we will do what it takes. Purpose of the training is to educate staff and employees on reasons why trapping is needed, and to present some of today’s humane methods. He had mentioned that they are considering more of a trapping line in their stores. Fellow trappers in the area that want to help, give me a call.

No report from our area Conservation Officer.

Enjoy the summer and let’s “Pass it On”.