Minnesota Trappers Association
 District 8



 Brad Wobbrock
 598 State Highway 99
 Cleveland, MN  56017
 (507) 340-1772

 Bill Ruhland
 600 4th St NE
 Montgomery, MN 56069
 (952) 290-0400

Previous Reports


Director - Brad Wobbrock

March 2016

Greetings to all,

Kathy and I went to the Winter Convention and attended the Legal Defense Fund Banquet this past January.

Thank You to Buzz and others for organizing the prizes and also Thank You to all of the people and business who made donations.  There was a ton of prizes that were handed out.

The banquet meal was worth the price of the ticket alone.  It was some of the best food we have ever had.  Kudos to the catering business!

As of this date I have not done any trapping - hoping to get back into some spring trapping.

The vote on non-resident trapping passed in support for nonresident trapping. The results were 200 for nonresident trapping and 163 against nonresident trapping.

With a short session this year in St. Paul it may be hard to find a Representative to carry this for us this year, although efforts are being made to keep this going forward.

District 8 Spring Meeting will be at the Pine Island-White Pine-Sportsman Club.

Saturday March 12th, Doors Open at 8:00 a.m., Meeting and Raffle begin at 10:00 a.m.  There will be a Potluck Lunch (after meeting) - Please bring a dish to pass.

Our next Board of Directors meeting is March 5 - I hope to have some fresh information to bring back for our district meeting.

Be Safe:

Brad Wobbrock


Co-Director - Bill Ruhland

March 2016

Greetings District 8,

I hope everyone has enjoyed their trapping season so far despite the low fur prices. For me the season was pretty relaxing despite all the rain in the beginning.

I have to say I am very disappointed in the amount of people that voted for or against nonresident trapping in Minnesota. It looks like most of the membership is OK with a couple of hundred members speaking for them. The way I see it if don't vote you can't complain about the outcome.

For anyone that was hiding under a rock and didn't hear, the nonresident vote passed, and we are now working on sending the membership’s decision to support nonresident trapping in Minnesota to the DNR and Representatives at the capital.

The 2017 winter meeting will be January 7th in Banning Junction and there will be fur tagging for the tagged species, and the Legal Defense Banquet will again follow at the same location as this year.

The FTA convention will be July 7-9 in Kansas, so make your reservations early.

District 8’s Spring Meeting will again be in Pine Island at the Gun Club on March 12th so make sure you find the time to attend, it is sure to be a good one.

This year’s Summer Convention is in Fergus Falls, I hope you all can find the time to attend.  A fun time is had by all. This year I would like to see a little more help during district duties, it helps the convention be fun for everyone.

I would also like to ask that you remember the Tanned Fur Project this year.   Because of all the donations made by District 8 last year we won the District competition for donating the most tanned fur, so congratulations to us and let’s do it again.

Take care

Bill Ruhland