Registration is now open for Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) trapping workshops. These will teach the skills needed to trap furbearers, beginning with the basics for those who have little to no experience. Participants will learn about the proper equipment needed, trap placement, trapping regulations and receive tips on how to prepare the hides for trade. “This program provides the opportunity to learn the skills and knowledge it takes to learn the tradition of trapping as a means of sourcing fur,” says Program Coordinator, Jamie Cook. Classes will take place in Ruthven on Oct. 10 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Lost Island Nature Center and at those same times in St. Charles at the Hutton Valley School of Taxidermy on Nov. 20. Participants must be 16 years of age or older. Class size is limited, so early registration is suggested. More information and registration for each class can be found by following the links included below.
Ruthven registration: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eikfqc3b1fd7dcac
St. Charles registration: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eikfrvfd03f426a5&oseq=&c=&ch=