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

June 2015


We held our district meeting in March at Pine Island. We had a great turn out. 

I want to give a huge THANK YOU to Pine Island Sportsman Club for allowing us to have our meeting there. It is a beautiful facility. We discussed what was going on in legislature.  We were very fortunate to have several of our members in attendance that also attended some legislature meetings. They had wonderful insight and input to give our members. Mike Tucker also spoke on behalf of trappers at the legislature and gave testimony in support of trapping. He answered questions and gave insight of what was happening at legislature. Thank you to all of those members that attended the legislature meetings and the time that you gave up from work and families.

Thank you to my fellow directors and co-directors from other districts for attending our meeting. 
The Summer Convention is August 14-16 in Bemidji. 

REMINDER - This is a election year with elections being held for President and Vice President.  Please vote.

Both Bill and I are interested in running for another term of co-director and director. Voting for these positions will be at our fall meeting at Cumberland’s.

Be safe,



Co-Director - Bill Ruhland

June 2015

Hello District 8,

I hope you all are enjoying the nice spring are having. I got a chance to do some spring turkey hunting this year. I was fortunate to take my biggest yet, it weighed 23 pounds and had 11.75” beard. It unfortunately had a couple of short tail feathers and one missing. That's turkey hunting!

The 2nd of May I did a field day at Cumberland's, we had a great time, I demonstrated many different set options for different species as well as how to skin and put up mink and muskrat. They had good answers for the questions I asked them as well, and we certified 20 young trappers in all.

Just a couple of things to remember, this is an election year, and I would be honored to represent District 8 for another term as Co-Director. Our District meeting will be at Cumberland’s Northwest Trapper Supply on August 29th.  This will also coincide with their Customer Appreciation Day.

The President and Vice President election is also going on this year, please check out the details elsewhere in the Newsletter.

I also am hosting the MTA Booth at the Steel County Free Fair in the Izaak Walton Building, The dates are August 18-23 - any volunteers that would like to help out at this event that have not already signed up can call me at 952-290-0400 evenings please.  All help is appreciated.

I guess that's all for now, I will see you in Bemidji.