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Trapping camp at Salamonie Lake, Sept. 30-Oct. 1
Start Date: 8/24/2017
Event Description:
Learn to trap during a free Trapper Education Course at Salamonie Lake’s interpretive center, Sept. 30-Oct. 1.

The program, hosted by property staff and Indiana conservation officers, will focus on trappers of all ages, though youth trappers are encouraged to attend. Registration is open now, and those interested should register soon. The registration deadline is Sept. 29.

The program will start at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30, with education on conservation, trapping issues, ethics and regulations. Saturday afternoon, participants will set traps under supervision.

Traps will be left overnight and checked the next morning. Furbearers caught will be used in skinning and fleshing demonstrations.

Free camping is available for all course attendees on Friday and Saturday nights at the Lost Bridge West Youth Campground, within walking distance of the interpretive center. Lunch will be provided both days. The program will end by 4:30 p.m. each day. Participants do not need a trapping license. Entrance fees will be waived for participants.

To register online, visit register-ed.com/programs/indiana. For more information, or to register by phone, call (260) 468-2127.

Participants must attend both days and complete a brief exam to receive the DNR Trapper Education Certification.

Participants may want to bring waterproof knee boots or waders and should dress for the weather.

Salamonie Lake (stateparks.IN.gov/2952.htm) is at 9214 West-Lost Bridge West, Andrews, 46702.

To view all DNR news releases, please see dnr.IN.gov.
Contact Information:
Name: Justin Emmons
Phone: (260) 468-2125
Email: jemmons1@dnr.IN.gov
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