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 - 2017

Hello fellow trappers! 

The summer convention will be in Litchfield on August 17-19.  The dealer buildings will open at noon on Thursday and go through Saturday.  This is the same schedule as last year.  Please remember to schedule your time to volunteer.  We always need volunteers.  District 7’s volunteer time is Friday 8 am – 11 am at the MTA/Souvenir Booth.  Saturday, we have gate duty from 10 am – 2 pm.

This is an election year.  As of now, we have two people running for president: Todd Roggenkamp and Brad Wobbrock.  We also have two people running for vice-president: Steve Pahlen and Duane Schmitz.  Please be sure to vote.

The sustaining donor patches are ready to go.  You can make your purchase at the summer convention or contact the membership coordinator for the information.  This year the proceeds will be dedicated to the Tanned Fur Project, to help with tanning expenses.  Anyone who donates will receive a patch and your name will be listed in the sustaining donor section of the newsletter.  If you have any questions on this, please feel free to contact me.

District 7 will have their fall meeting on Saturday, September 30, 2017.  This will be at Schmitt Enterprises in New Ulm.  We are still in the planning stages, so make sure to check the website or future reports on details.  Just a reminder that District 7 will be having elections at this meeting for director and co-directors.  I announced at our spring meeting that I will not be seeking re-election for director.

The tanned fur project can always use fur.  With the lower prices on fur it is always a good time to donate.

Until next time!

Leon Windschitl



Co-Director - Shannon Cohrs

June - 2017

No Report At This Time



Co-Director Brian Fischer

June - 2017

Hello my friends

Man I must be getting older for time is just flying by. Hear a lot of people doing beaver trapping this spring. Hope all have had a safe and educating time of it. Also hope that some of you took the time to take a newbie trapper along for the experience. Help the organization grow. It wasn’t but a month ago when I cleaned and put my traps in storage. Made 100 plus snares for next season and finished compiling the underlining notes. In another 2 months I will be using the sun to my advantage and start drying dirt and start all over gearing up for 2017-2018 season.

Being in charge of the land, water and Beginner Trappers Connection demos has me connecting with many trappers and supporters of our organization. I must say I find enjoyment talking to our many friends and being a part of their winter or spring trapping seasons. So many people are stepping to the plate to help with the above events when being asked and I do thank each and every one. In the newsletter and soon to be on the MTA webpage you will find the listing of presenters related to all 3 events. The events are again bringing some new faces to the fore front and having some returned veterans sharing valuable knowledge. On the hour, every hour, anyone looking for Trapping Field Day certification has the opportunity.  I have lined up our presenters to have this happen, which was a problem last year. One guy being in charge of all allows this to happen and I thank the MTA for giving me this opportunity. See more in detail my reports on Land & Water demos and Beginner Trappers Connection

District 7 will also be scheduling a MTA Education Field Day in mid-September. Tentative date is the Saturday of September 16th. This will be held at Brian Fischer’s farm site. Past the word to those individuals that need that chapter to fulfill their education. I do get a lot of parent help, so we can handle many participants. This will get posted on the web page as well and my phone number is 507-276-6322 and I do take early registrations and will do a follow up with the individual when the time gets closer. Fellow trappers remind our friends that all the districts do have classes and most of the time this does get posted so watch our web page for updated meetings and notes.

District 7 will be scheduling another Minnesota Trappers Field day, September 30th. It will be held at Schmitt Enterprises Inc. This will be posted on the web site after the convention. At that time we will be looking for director help for our current director Leon and current co-director Shannon will be stepping down from service. A great opportunity to get involved, contact one of your directors.

2017 is an election year. At our state convention this summer we will be deciding on a president and vice president. Be informed. Get out and vote and make your vote count.

Convention is coming. Help out if you can. If you need assistance with deciding on what to help with, give me a call and I will help direct you. 507-276-6322.

Enjoy the summer and let’s “Pass it on”,