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

December 2014

Greetings To All:

First of all I want to thank Brian Clausen for a job well done on getting new banners made up for all districts to use at their events.

At the District 8 fall meeting at Cumberland’s, members requested to take a vote on non-resident trapping.   A vote was taken and passed in favor of supporting non-resident trapping.

Bill and I took this information back to the board meeting in October.

It was stated at the October board meeting, that there one other district at their fall meeting had also voted with the same results - in favor of non-resident trapping.

Bill and I developed a proposal as follows:

1 - No tagged species including marten, fisher, otter and bobcat.
2 - Non-resident beaver season to close the end of February.
3 - Non-resident water season to open one week later than residents in each of the zones.

This proposal will go out to each district and be voted on.  Once there is a vote from each district, it will then be brought back to the board. My understanding of how it would work - if in favor - it will at that time be voted on at one of or general membership meetings.  Any questions feel free to contact Bill or myself.

Reminder that our Winter General Member Meeting in Askov is January 3, 2015 at the East Central School in Askov.

The Legal Defense Banquet will be Saturday, January 3rd.  Doors open at 4:30 pm.

As always, please look at the president's report for new business and old business that was discussed at the meeting and any other additional pertinent information.

Best Regards,
Brad Wobbrock


Co-Director - Bill Ruhland

December 2014

Greetings District 8,

I hope everyone is having a good season. I always start my season out slow, it takes a little bit to get back in the rhythm. I'm going to have to keep this short because I have my biggest catch so far. I want to remind everyone to remember the Tanned Fur Project this season.  We still have a big shortage of quality fur, so remember to pick out at least one for the Tanned Fur Project. I also want to remind everyone that the Winter Meeting is in Askov on January 3rd, the doors open at 8:00 a.m. NAFA and Fur Harvesters will be there picking up fur. There also will be some fur buyers as well as some venders so you can get last minute supplies. The pelt handling contest is always a fun time too. If you have not purchased your Legal Defense Fund Banquet tickets please contact Gary Meis.

That's all for now, trap safe,
Bill Ruhland