Trapper education to be held in SeptemberTrapper education classes will be offered by Minnesota Trapper Instructor Wayne Thom and other certified trappers at the Cromwell Sno-Gophers Clubhouse on Sept. 8, 15 and 22 from 12:30-6:30 p.m.
Trapper education classes will be offered by Minnesota Trapper Instructor Wayne Thom and other certified trappers at the Cromwell Sno-Gophers Clubhouse on Sept. 8, 15 and 22 from 12:30-6:30 p.m.
Students must be at least 11 years old to take the class. Anyone interested in trapping may attend including adults and parents of students. The classes are open to both boys and girls. Attendance at all three classes is required. Thom will be assisted by other area trappers and Minnesota Conservation Officers.
Minnesota law requires “effective March 1, 2007, a person born after Dec. 31, 1989, who has not been issued a trapping license in a previous license year may not obtain a trapping license without a Trapper Education Certificate. The Minnesota Trappers Association will conduct courses statewide, free of charge to the participants and issue certificates that satisfy this new trapping license requirement.”
The classes will consist of workbook and field experiences. Students will learn about different furbearers, their habitats and characteristics. They will meet with a conservation officer and learn safety rules, trapping ethics and state statutes that govern trapping. Students will practice setting water and land sets in the field experiences. Hip boots or knee high rubber boots and leather gloves will be needed for field training.
Persons interested in registering for this class should call 218-644-3593 by Sept. 3, so there is enough time to get materials for everyone. If you leave a message, include your name and phone number.
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