Young Trappers Workshop set

HERMANSVILLE — Once again, the Community Center in Hermansville will be the site of the 18th Annual New Trappers Workshop. This event will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CST Feb. 4. There will be a number of local veteran trappers on hand willing to share tips, techniques, stories and maybe even some secrets of the sport of fur harvesting.

“This workshop is one of my favorite events and seeing all the trappers interact with the kids (and parents) is so neat,” stated Jeremy Lundin (longtime member and treasurer of District 3). “The kids really pay close attention to the demonstrators and always come up with really good questions. We hope they take what they learn at the workshop and develop an interest in a great outdoor sport. Many U.P. kids are able to harvest fur bearers within walking distance of their homes,” Lundin added.

Along with all the experienced trappers on hand, this event will feature trapping demonstrations by Jim Fornetti (Weasels/Ermine) and Bob Steinmetz (Beavers). Both demonstrators will engage the audience and encourage questions and dialog. They will be stressing the legal, humane methods of harvest, safety on the trapline, sportsmanship in the woods along with the enjoyment of being outdoors.

Admission is free, food and refreshments will be available. All beginning trappers will be treated to a trapping starter kit. Raffles, prizes and other fun things will be happening. Each youngster in attendance will be winning a guaranteed door prize.

Barnes Hide and Fur will be on hand offering his wide variety of trapping supplies for sale. Richard and Maryanne Clark will be manning Trevor’s booth and will also be buying fur for him (stretched and dried and green only — no carcass animals other than ermine). If you want to make sure they bring what you need in supplies, contact Trevor at 269-967-4475.

For more information on this event, go to www.uptrappers.com or contact event coordinator Mike Lewis at 906-774-3592.


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