Head to Crex for a Trapper Education course August 13-14

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  1. By Northwest Region August 2, 2016

    Contact(s): Kristi Pupak, DNR wildlife conservation educator, 715-463-2739

    GRANTSBURG, Wis. - Prospective trappers and others interested in receiving hands-on training from trapping experts are encouraged to head to Crex Meadows Wildlife Area in August 13-14 for a Trapper Education course.

    Trapper Education courses provide valuable lessons for people of all ages interested in outdoors.
    Photo Credit: DNR

    Novice trappers will learn humane and efficient methods of trapping, equipment training, furbearer information, fur preparation and handling training, history of the fur trade, and trapping rules and regulations. Students will also get experience in the field with trap-setting and proper equipment care. This workshop is sponsored and taught by Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff and the Wisconsin Trappers Association.

    "Learn to Trap events are a valuable extension of Trapper Education as students get advanced experience setting and checking traps and have the opportunity to handle their own fur," said Jenna Kosnicki, DNR assistant furbearer ecologist. "By teaching students how to select and set humane traps and allowing them to do it on their own, students gain further knowledge of trapper ethics."

    On Saturday, Aug. 13, the course runs from 8 a.m. to 5p.m., (evening meal provided) and Sunday, Aug. 14 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. (breakfast and lunch provided). Lodging is available for those who wish to spend the night. Cost of the course is $12 and includes a manual and 2016 trapping license. Participants must have a DNR Customer ID number prior to the start of class. (to acquire a DNR Customer ID number, call 1-888-936-7463).

    Completion of this course is a requirement for those who have not previously purchased a trapping license and who are not actively engaged in farming. This course is open to all persons regardless of age, although it is recommended that students under 12 complete the class with an adult.

    For more information, contact Paul Peterson, DNR wildlife technician, at 715-463-2896. Crex Meadows State Wildlife Area is located at 102 East Crex Ave., Grantsburg, Wis.

    Wildlife conservation education programs are supported by Friends of Crex. For more information, visit www.crexmeadows.org [EXIT DNR] or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

    Please report your Crex wildlife observations via email: [email protected].

    Last Revised: Tuesday, August 02, 2016