Introduction to Trapping Workshop – June 25, 2011, in Holderness

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HOLDERNESS, N.H. — Learn the skills you need to become a first-time trapper in New Hampshire at a free workshop being offered at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness, N.H.  The workshop will take place from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 25, 2011.  Space is limited and pre-registration is required.  To register, call the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center at 603-536-3954. (This is not a certification course.)

At the workshop, veteran trappers Dick Lafleur, Dwight and Bonnie Pennell and Wildlife Biologist Jill Kilborne will give participants a basic overview of New Hampshire’s furbearers and how to set up and manage your own trap line.

The workshop will cover topics such as basic trapping safety, trapping equipment, selective trapping techniques, using best management practices, trap preparation and care, as well as fur handling and preparation.  The instructors have many years of experience in trapping, so bring all your questions.

Please note that this workshop does not include lunch.

For more information on Fish and Game’s Owl Brook Hunter Education Center, visit

Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Program logoActivities at Owl Brook are funded by Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration, a user-pay, user-benefit program supported by your purchase of fishing tackle, firearms, ammunition, archery equipment and motorboat fuels.
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