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Conservation Department sets trapping education workshop in Jackson County

MONTGOMERY — The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is offering a series of trapping education workshops during select weekends this fall and winter. The workshops provide instruction on the historical aspects of trapping, the biology of furbearers, and how to use trapping as a sound wildlife management tool.

The workshops are open to anyone ages 7 and up. A $10 registration fee applies. To register, visit www.outdooralabama.com/trapping. A workshop will be held Feb. 10-11 in Hollywood.

Instruction begins with an introduction to the history of trapping, the responsibilities of the trapper, and the different types of traps and baits used. Saturday afternoons students set trap lines with their mentors. On Sundays, students and their mentors check the traps and learn how to prepare the furs.

The workshops are a cooperative project between ADCNR’s Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, Alabama Conservation Enforcement Officers Association, Alabama Trappers and Predator Control Association, National Wild Turkey Federation, and Safari Club International. For more information, contact Mike Sievering at [email protected].gov or (205) 340-1183; or Brian Grice at [email protected] or (334) 321-1541.

ADCNR promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through four divisions: Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. Learn more at www.outdooralabama.com.

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