Hermansville: District 3 of the U.P. Trappers Association has announced the schedule of events for its 12th Annual Midwinter Young Trappers Workshop. It will be held in the Community Center in Hermansville, MI on February 4, 2017 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (CST).
8:00 Doors open
9:30 Weasel Trapping Demo by Eugene Arduin (Veteran Trapper)
12:30 Mink, Muskrat, and Raccoon Demo by Bob Whitens (Veteran Trapper)
1:30 Skinning/ Fur handling Demo by Rich Clark(Professional Fur Handler/Dealer)
3:00 Door prizes awarded
4:00 Approximate closing time
Trapping supply dealers Rich Clark and Scott Burton will be on hand with their vast variety of supplies for sale. Fur Buyer Clint Seawright of Skunk Creek Furs will be there buying fur (put up, green or in the round) as well.
Each youngster in attendance will receive the following: a weasel trapping set-up (box and trap), a guaranteed door prize, free trapping literature and of course the knowledge gained from the veteran trappers who put this event on. There is also the opportunity for anyone to sign up for the Trapper Ed. Class and to become a member of UP Trappers and/or National Trappers Association. There is also a fur/skull identification station which is always a popular item.
This event is geared toward youngsters but of course adults are welcome as well, everyone can learn some “tricks of the trade”. There is plenty of time between demos to ask questions or swap stories with the many veteran trappers who always attend. This workshop has grown in popularity each year; last year about 150 kids attended. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase throughout the day.
“This is a fun filled learning experience for these kids. It is great to see their interest and enthusiasm as they can’t wait to try out their new traps and skills. This is an excellent event and a big thank you goes out to all the volunteers who put it together and to those who donated the prizes for the kids!,” stated Dennis Girardi, longtime member of the UP Trappers Association.
Further information is available at www.uptrappers.com or by contacting Mike Lewis at (906) 774 3592 or Louie.firstname.lastname@example.org