Horicon Marsh will hold its second annual Learn to Trap course in March, with classroom and field portions aimed at covering the basics of trapping and outdoor education.
This comprehensive tutorial offered by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Wisconsin Trapper's Association includes classroom instruction and a hands-on field and fur preparation experience.
Each session will be held at the Horicon Marsh Visitor & Education Center, N7725 Highway 28, Horicon, Wis. - the cost of this training is $12. Application fees include a Trapper's Education Certificate upon successful completion of a final examination.
The application deadline is Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, and the course will be limited to 25 applicants.
Dates and times for this three-part training are as follows:
Monday, March 13 - classroom session, 6-9 p.m.;
Saturday, March 28 - field session, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and
Sunday, March 29 - field session, 8 a.m. to noon.
Please direct all registration requests and questions to DNR Horicon Marsh program associate Jennifer Wirth at 920-387-7889.
For more information regarding Learn to Trap courses and trapping in Wisconsin, visit dnr.wi.gov and search keywords "trapper ed" and "trap" respectively.
To receive trapping email updates and other information, visit dnr.wi.gov and click on the email icon near the bottom of the page for "subscribe for updates for DNR topics." Follow the prompts and select the "trapping" option.