2019-01-10 / Outdoors

UP Trappers Workshop releases activity line-up for February event

HERMANSVILLE – The 14th annual Trappers Workshop will once again be held at the Community Center in Hermansville Feb. 2.

Doors open at 8 a.m. (CST) and the last activity will begin around 2:30 p.m.

Numerous outdoor, sportrelated learning activities will take place throughout the day, including: mink, muskrat and raccoon trapping demo by Clint Seawright; fur handling demo by Rich Clark; and weasel trapping demo by Jim Fornetti.

Along with his demo, Seawright (owner of Skunk Creek Furs) will be buying furs, and Clark (owner of Willow Tree Trapping) will have trapping supplies for sale. Scott Burton (owner of Burtons Trapping Supplies) will also be on hand offering a variety of trapping and outdoor items.

During the afternoon, all children in attendance will be guaranteed to win a door prize. There will be chances to win some “mini-raffles” as well.

Additionally, younger trappers will be given a free weasel trapping set (box, lure and trap). Older children will receive a brand new dog-proof raccoon trap.

“This annual event has helped hundreds of kids find out if they’d like to become a trapper,” said Bob Steinmetz, longtime member of U.P. Trappers. “The furbearers we concentrate on at the workshop are relatively easy to capture, skin and flesh. So with that, beginners can be pretty well assured of having success on their first trapline and doing a reasonably good job of handling their catch.

There will also be a lot of local veteran trappers on hand who are all willing to share their tips and stories with the attendees,” he added.

The public is invited and admission is free.

Food and refreshments will be available for purchase throughout the day.

For further information contact Mike Lewis at (906) 774-3592 or visit www.uptrappers.com.

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