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Veteran trappers are ready to help out newcomers at 15th Annual Young Trappers Workshop

At last year’s workshop, Anabelle (left front) and her sister Abigaile from Stueben show off the knives they chose in the “every youngster wins” door prize drawing, while smiling for the camera. Also shown are their proud parents Jeff and Amanda Ward. (Photo courtesy of Mike Lewis)

HERMANSVILLE – Once again, the Community Center in Hermansville will be the site of the 15th Annual New Trappers Workshop. This event will take place on Feb. 1, 2020 starting at 8 a.m. and ending approximately 4 p.m. (all times CST). There will be a number of local veteran trappers on hand, all of whom will be willing to share tips, techniques, stories and maybe even some secrets of the sport of fur harvesting.

“I look back to my early days as a youngster trying to find success on the trapline and now wish that there was a Young Trappers Workshop in those days. It sure would have shortened my ‘learning curve.’ When I was a youngster, the old-time veteran trappers were not very willing to share tips, methods or anything about trapping, so I had to learn on my own. I guess this is why I take such great pleasure and pride in the fact that I can share what I have learned through a lifetime of trapping with the youngsters and newcomers just starting out”, said Dennis Girardi (longtime member of District 3).

Along with all the experienced trappers on hand, this event will feature trapping demonstrations by Jim Fornetti and Clint Seawright. Seawright is a registered fur buyer and will be available for anyone wanting to sell their harvest.

Admission is free, food and refreshments will be available. All beginning trappers will be treated to a trapping “starter kit.” Raffles, prizes, contests and other fun things will be happening. Each young trapper will be winning a guaranteed door prize.

Scott Burton of Burton’s Lures will be there offering his wide variety of trapping supplies (and advice on how to use them), many priced as “workshop specials”. Clint Seawright of Skunk Creek Trapping Supply will also have supplies for sale.

For more information on this event, go to www.uptrappers.com or contact event coordinator Mike Lewis at (906) 774-3592.

Suggested Caption for Photo: At last year’s workshop, Anabelle (left front) and her sister Abigaile from Stueben show off the knives they chose in the “every youngster wins” door prize drawing, while smiling for the camera. Also shown are their proud parents Jeff and Amanda Ward. Photo courtesy of Mike Lewis

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