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CPW invites Springfield-area residents to free class on trapping and fur-handling

SPRINGFIELD, Colo. – Anyone in Baca County interested in learning how to trap or handle fur is invited to a free class, Trapping and Fur Handling 101, to be hosted by Colorado Parks and Wildlife in Springfield.

CPW District Wildlife Manager Brian Marsh will teach the class scheduled 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Baca County Fairgrounds, 28500 County Road 24.6, Springfield, 81073, in the Blue Building.

Participants will learn how to get the most value out of furbearer and predator species.

Marsh will teach hands-on lessons about setting cage traps for a variety of species, skinning techniques for coyotes, foxes, bobcats, raccoons, beavers, fleshing, stretching and drying the hides. Marsh will also teach about Colorado Trapping laws and regulations related to trapping.

Tanning will not be covered in the class.

Anyone interested must register online at www.register-ed.com/programs/colorado/118-clinics-and-seminars.

For questions contact District Wildlife Manager Brian Marsh at 719-940-3587.

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WHAT: Trapping and Fur Handling 101
WHEN: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25
WHERE: Baca County Fairgrounds, 28500 County Road 24.6, Springfield, 81073
COST: Free
QUESTIONS: Contact District Wildlife Manager Brian Marsh at 719-940-3587