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Learn How to Run Your Own Trap Line

Learn the skills you need to set up and manage your own trap line in New Hampshire at a free workshop being offered on Saturday, June 25, 2011, at the N.H. Fish and Game Department’s Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness, N.H. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To sign up, call 603-536-3954. The workshop will run from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch is not included. This is not a certification course.

At the workshop, veteran trappers Dick Lafleur, Dwight and Bonnie Pennell and Wildlife Biologist Jill Kilborne will give participants a basic overview of New Hampshire’s furbearers and how to set up and manage your own trap line.

The workshop will cover trapping equipment, basic trapping safety, selective trapping techniques, using best management practices, trap preparation and care, as well as fur handling and preparation. The instructors have many years of experience in trapping, so bring all your questions.

For more information on workshops and other activities at Fish and Game’s Owl Brook Hunter Education Center, visit

Activities at Owl Brook are funded by Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration, a user-pay, user-benefit program supported by your purchase of fishing tackle, firearms, ammunition, archery equipment and motorboat fuels.