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U.P. Trappers post workshop schedule

HERMANSVILLE—The 14th annual Trappers Workshop will once again be held Feb. 2 at the Community Center in Hermansville.  Doors open at 8 a.m. (CST) and the last activity begins at 2:30 p.m.
The agenda for the day is:  
8 a.m. - doors open
9:30 a.m. - weasel trapping demo with Jim Fornetti
10:30 a.m. - mink, muskrat and raccoon trapping demo with Clint Seawright
11:30 a.m. - fur handling demo with Rich Clark
12:30 p.m. - lunch break
1:30 p.m. - door prize drawing
2:30 p.m. - distribution of weasel or raccoon trapping starter kits.
All times are approximate. All presenters will emphasize safety, legal and humane trapping methods, and practicing sportsmanship in the outdoors.
Many other fun educational activities will be going on throughout the workshop, including a fur identification game, skull identification, prizes and bucket raffles.
Attendees, especially those new to the sport, will also have the chance to mingle and visit with the veteran trappers who put this event on.  All are very willing to share methods and tips with the beginners.  
Attendees will also have the opportunity to sign up for the next Trapper Education Class and to become a member of U.P. Trappers and/or the National Trappers Association. Free magazines and literature will be available.
Skunk Creek Furs will be on hand buying fur. Willow Tree Furs and Burtons Trapping Supply will be there with a wide variety of supplies for sale.
The public is invited, and admission is free.  Food and refreshments will be available for purchase throughout the day.
“Once again we look forward to having a good turnout for the 14th year of this event.  I would like to express thanks to all the volunteers who put this on and all of the people and businesses who donate many of the prizes we give to the kids,” said Dennis Girardi, longtime member of U.P. Trappers Association. “We hope to help all the kids get started in trapping and other outdoor sports so they can enjoy the outdoors and begin a hobby that will last a lifetime.”
For further information contact Mike Lewis at 906-774-3592 or visit