HERMANSVILLE — Doors will open at 8 a.m. on Feb. 1 at the Community Center in Hermansville for the U.P. Trappers Association trapping workshop.
Besides a chance to buy trapping supplies and sell fur, there will be a full schedule of events for the youngsters. Rich Clark and Scott Burton will both be selling trapping supplies throughout the day. Clint Seawright from Skunk Creek Supply will be buying fur, either green, in the round, or put up.
Events for youths will begin at about 9:30 a.m. with a weasel trapping demo by Eugene Arduin of Hermansville. Bob Whitens will show how to properly skin, flesh, and dry a weasel so it can be sold.
At around 10:30 a.m. each youngster will be given a free weasel box. At noon food will be available for purchase so everyone can stay all day.
Just after noo, Bob Whitens will do a demo on trapping raccoons, both on dry land and in the water. Especially interesting will be a segment on the popular dog-proof (DP) raccoon traps.
At 1:30 p.m. Rich Clark, who owns Willow Tree Fur and is an agent for North American Fur Auctions, will demonstrate how to skin, flesh, and stretch a muskrat, a raccoon, and a fox.
The prize drawing will take place at 3 p.m. Youngsters can win baits, lures, traps, stretcher boards and more.
Supplier and buyer phone numbers include: Rich Clark 920-897-3618, Scott Burton 906-450-4554 and Clint Seawright at 906-399-0942 or 906-356-6405.
For further information on the workshop or for directions call Mike Lewis at 906-774-3592 or visit www.uptrappers.com.