Training trappers in Ontonagon County

Photo by Michigan DNR Members of the Lake Superior Sportsman Club and other interested trappers gather to hear a presenation from a representative of the Michigan DNR during the Annual Trapping Workshop last year.

SILVER CITY — The Lake Superior Sportsman Club will hold its 8th Annual Trapping Workshop on Sept. 30 at its Ontonagon County facility.

This workshop is open to the public at no cost. According to a Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) release, the workshop is for both experienced and inexperienced trappers.

“This workshop is designed to give participants a basic understanding of how to begin trapping or, for those seasoned trappers, to get updated on new techniques and to rub elbows with other trappers,” said Don Harris, workshop instructor and one of the club’s directors.

The workshop will cover the ethics of trapping, safe trap handling and basic trap sets for water and land animals, including coyotes, raccoons and beavers.

Additional topics to be discussed include proper equipment, fur prices, lure use, fur types and many aspects of how to start, or get back into, trapping.

Participants will be given some trapping “goodies” as well as an assortment of literature on trapping. The club will also have its drawing for the five guns they have sold raffle tickets on.

Children younger than 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is requested. To register or get more information on the event, call Don Harris at 906-885-5245.

The Lake Superior Sportsman Club is working with the Michigan DNR on a possible expansion and improvements to its facility.

The club has an indoor and outdoor shooting range, trap and skeet shooting and offers youth gun safety and concealed permit classes.