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 2015


Another Winter Convention has come and gone.  It was well attended with many new faces.  A lot of fur was sold this year and it seemed to me more than some other years.

Kathy and I attended the Legal Defense Banquet, we had a great time and the food was wonderful.  A big thank you to those who put the program together - Buzz, Dave and anyone else involved.

Thanks to Cumberland’s, Tim Caven and Gerald Schmitt for donating many items for the drawings.

My trapping has been slow this year.  My knees are getting worse.  One good thing has come from the knee issue and pain is that Kathy has been with most of the time I have trapped this year.

I did go up North for two weeks in November and December.  I did a lot of fishing with an old buddy and managed to trap a couple of nice bobcats and a handful of red and gray fox.

We now have a "cover girl" in our district.  She was on the cover of the December 2014 Newsletter.  She will be at our March 21 meeting in Pine Island.  Bring a copy of your Newsletter and have her sign it.

District 8 had many nice photos in the December 2014 Newsletter.  The young Anderson man with his Minnesota wolf and skull, members putting the zip tie kits together and the young trappers that attended.  It was a very enjoyable time spent putting the kits together.  It would be nice to have something like this to do with our members after each meeting.  Lots of fun and new friendships were made.  One correction from the newsletter - the photos were from our spring meeting 2014.

This is an Election Year - Please remember to vote!

Cadidates who will be running for President and Vice President will be submitted in this issue.

Best Regards -





Co-Director - Bill Ruhland

March 2015

Hello District 8 members,

I hope everyone has had a fun season so far, I know I did. I hope everyone had the chance to get up to the Winter Meeting in Askov. I spent most of the time pitching in at the souvenir booth, as Jerry and Judy Rusert had a death in the family. I'm sure all of our sympathy is with them.

If you didn't make it to the Legal Defense Banquet you missed out on a good one. The food was great and there were a lot of very nice prizes I would have liked to have, but luck was not with me. We can all be thankful the Legal Defense Fund was the winner as we raised $19,000. Buzz and his crew can all be thanked for putting on a great event.

I hope you all will find time to attend our District 8 meeting in Pine Island. It will be at the Pine Island Sportsman club on March 21st. It will be a potluck so bring something to pass and also bring a friend. If anyone has any fur for the Tanned Fur Project please bring it to the meeting, I will get it where it needs to go, even if it is the carcass.

This year is an election year so don't allow your membership to lapse. All elected Board Members are up for election this year. If you have an interest throw your hat in the ring you’re not getting any younger.

Bemidji is where our summer convention is this year. There will be some new things added. It looks as if we are expanding on our youth field training program as well as youth demos on Friday and Saturday. We are also looking for people to do demos, if you have an interest or something you would like to see please contact Pete Jonas. There will be more convention details in the Newsletter.

If there is anyone that is looking for a youth field day, I will be teaching one at Cumberland’s Northwest Trappers Supply in Owatonna on May 2 from 8:00 A.M. To12:00 noon. Please contact Cumberland’s at 507-451-7607 to preregister.

That's all for now