Minnesota Trappers Association
Tanned Fur Project


 Tim Caven
6699 156th Ave NW
Pennock, MN  56279
(320) 599-4176



March 2014

Thank you to the following members and Conservation Officers for their donations since our summer convention.

Trappers:

        • Leon and Denise Windschitl - $100 Cash Donation
        • Gabby Hayes - $50.00 Cash Donation
        • Deb Offerdahl - 3 Muskrats, 1 Beaver
          Bert Highland - 1 Grey Fox
          Bill Ruhland - 1 Coyote, 1 Skunk
          Mike Pickert - 2 Red Fox
          Jon Salmonson & Bill Adler - 4 Opossum, 1 Skunk, 1 Deer Hide
          Ron Brockamp - 4 Muskrats
          Joe Jewitt - 5 Raccoon, 1 Skunk, 1 Grey Fox
          Rick Bork - 1 Ermine, 1 Red Squirrel
          Tom & Brian Boser - 4 Opossum, 1 Skunk, 1 Raccoon
          The Caven Family - 5 Silver Fox, 5 Grey Fox, 5 Coyote, 5 Beaver, 5 Raccoon
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          ark & Heidi Melby - 2 Red Fox, 2 Mink, 2 Muskrats

Conservation Officers:

  • Officer Gene Winn - 1 Fisher
  • Officer Greg Oldakoski - 7 Fisher
  • Officer Jeff Halverson - 2 Bobcat
  • Officer Tricia Plautz - 2 Otter, 1 Fisher
  • Officer Troy Richards - 6 Fisher
  • Officer Shane Osborne - 1 Otter
  • Officer Brent Grundmeier - 3 Otter
  • Officer Kipp Duncan -1 Pine Marten
  • Officer Matt Miller - 1 Fisher
  • Officer Scott Staples - 2 Pine Marten, 5 Beaver, 1 Red Fox, 1 Raccoon, 2 Fisher, 4 Otter, 3 Muskrats, 1 Mink, 1 Grey Fox

Our donations are off about 90% from the 17 year average since I took this position. It is going to be rough trying to keep the traveling sets flowing to the good educators that we have been working with in schools over the years. Our displays at county fairs and sports shows are also going to look thin this year. I'm hoping we can revitalize the Tanned Fur Project in 2014.

Cash donations such as those from Leon, Denise, and Gabby really helped us fill some gaps in our traveling school sets this fall. Cash donations are always an option instead of a pelt donation.

Thank you to all the listed Conservation Officers for keeping us flush with otter and fisher. It was nice to get some pine marten donated this year to add to our education sets. A special thanks to Officer Scott Staples as he has always been there for the MTA.

Good luck on your spring beaver lines (yes spring will come someday). Throw a flat tail the Tanned Fur Projects direction if you are able.

Tim Caven
Tanned Fur Project Coordinator
7444 County Road 27 NW
Pennock, MN 56279

Telephone: (320) 599-4176
Fax: (320) 599-4314

email: 
info@minntrapprod.com
www.minntrapprod.com