Minnesota Trappers Association
Tanned Fur Report


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



 

June 2014

Thank you!  A great many of you have stepped forward to put some traction under the tires of the Tanned Fur Project.  Things were looking very bleak the 1st of the year and we had to turn down the majority of teachers and educators when they requested pelts to aid in their teaching.  We are not in great shape by any means, compared to what we used to have in inventory, but we are surviving which I'll gladly take right now.

It was nice to see just short of $500 cash come in. The money was used to purchase some of the pelts that we were in particular need of as well as payment towards our tanning bill.  Thank you to the following members and Conservation Officers for their donations this spring:

Trappers

  • Gary & Betty Meis - $230 cash donation
  • Jack Kroll - $25 cash donation
  • Paul Gillispie - $30 cash donation
  • Shawn & Connie Clausen - $90 cash donation
  • Frank Brula -$100 cash donation
  • Jeff Bussler - $20 cash donation
  • Jerry Herbst (South Dakota) - 9 skunk
  • Linden Anderson - 1 beaver, 1 raccoon
  • Curt Carter - 3 raccoon
  • Brian Clausen - 1 skunk
  • Nathan Compart - 1 mink, 1 skunk
  • Shawn Clausen - 3 beaver, 2 raccoon
  • Zack Young - 1 skunk
  • Shannon Cohrs - 2 badger, 7 skunk, 5 raccoon, 1 coyote
  • Melby Fur Company - 15 skunk, 20 opossum
  • Andrew Kuehl - 10 skunk
  • Chris Sietsema - 5 skunk, 1 otter
  • Leon & Denise Windschitl - 1 coyote
  • Patrick Dilley - 4 otter, 1 coyote
  • Lloyd Bakkenen - 1 raccoon
  • Dallas Erickson - 2 otter
  • Allan Golden - 29 skunk, 6 raccoon, 3 beaver
  • Bob Mochinski - 3 raccoon
  • Terry Wolf - 1 grey fox
  • The Caven Family - 5 red fox
  • Roger Degner - 4 skunk
  • Jeremy Eckoff - 8 ermine, 1 mink
  • Gordy Hjelle - 3 beaver
  • William Faber - 4 otter
  • Barry Degroot - 10 coyote, 3 red fox
  • Dick Wilken - 1 fisher
  • Tom Boser - 1 opossum
  • Dave Zacharia - 1 beaver
  • Dan Hoeft - 4 ermine
  • Josh Campbell - 1 mink
  • Larry Tindal - 1 raccoon
  • Chris & Cody Ahart - 1 fisher
  • Mike Fick - 1 raccoon, 1 mink
  • Randy Schoeneck - muskrat
  • Mark DeJaeghere - 3 coyote, 6 raccoon
  • TJ Johnson & Mike Koep - 8 beaver
  • Mike Downey - 1 beaver, 1 otter, 1 red fox, 1 grey fox, 1 badger, 1 ermine, 1 raccoon, 1 mink, 1 muskrat, 1 coyote
  • Larry Anderson - 2 raccoon, 1 mink
  • Butch Herzberg - 1 beaver

Conservation Officers

  • Officer Chris Vinton - 1 otter
  • Officer Brett Grundmeier - 3 otter
  • Officer Tom Hutchins - 1 otter
  • Officer Paul Parthum - 1 bobcat
  • Officer Sam Hunter - 2 fisher
  • Officer Tricia Plautz - 9 fisher, 8 otter, 1 mink, 7 muskrat
  • Officer Greg Olkakowski - 7 otter, 7 fisher, 1 raccoon, 1 muskrat
  • Officer Jeff Halverson  - 1 timber wolf, 2 fisher, 1 red fox

Please try to get your local conservation officer on board with the Tanned Fur Project.  Feel free to have him or her contact me and I will explain the program to them.  Over 85% of our Conservation Officer donation are in one small part of the state thanks to the efforts of District 3 Directors Dewey Schmitz and Rollie Aho.  Our conservation Officer partners are extremely valuable in helping us keep an inventory of tagged species.

For members that are showing and selling fur at county fairs and sport shows this summer, I have a nice selection of tails, faces, etc. that will appeal to the younger crowd.  A special thanks to Dana Klos who has been working the sport shows hard this spring.  Always good to put fur into the public's eye.

As in the past awards will be given out to the top donors at the summer convention.  Have a great spring and summer.  I look forward to seeing you all in Barnum in August.

Tim Caven, Tanned Fur Project Coordinator
7444 County Road 27 NW
Pennock, MN  56279
Telephone: 320-599-4176
Fax: 320-599-4314
Email: 
pellethead@tds.net