Raccoon SRA to host trapper education

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Raccoon State Recreation Area will host a trapper education course Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 7-8.

The course is taught by members of the Indiana State Trappers Association (ISTA) and DNR Law Enforcement's Indiana Conservation Officers.

The course will take place at the property office from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Students must attend both days.

The Indiana Trapper Education and Safety course is designed to prepare students for safe and successful furbearer trapping experiences. The course provides information about trap selection, preparation and maintenance, furbearer biology, scouting for furbearer signs and fur handling.

Rules and regulations, safety, sportsmanship, ethics and making successful trap sets for land and water will also be covered.

The course will offer demonstrations and hands-on experiences.

Lunch will be provided by the ISTA both days.

Registration is avaiable at register-ed.com/events/view/68282.

For more information, persons may call Stu Grell of the ISTA at (765) 572-2207.

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