Date set for Midwinter Trappers Workshop

HERMANSVILLE — The U.P. Trappers Association, District 3, 13th Annual Midwinter Trappers Workshop is Feb. 3. The event is for youngsters — and adults — interested in learning more about trapping. Doors open at 8 a.m. Central Time at the community center in Hermansville.

Trapping supply dealers and a fur-buyer will be on hand, so attendees can get needed supplies and sell their fur. All youngsters will receive a free weasel box and trap and will be placed in a drawing to win other free trapping supplies. All youngsters will win a prize.

Local trapping experts will be teaching kids and adults how to trap weasels, mink, muskrats, raccoons, etc. and a professional fur handler will demonstrate how to properly prepare them for market.

“We are hoping to once again see a large turnout of youngsters and adults at the workshop. It is always a fun day for the kids, but also it is great to see veteran trappers interact with the youngsters. These guys have a lot of experience and are happy to share their tips and trapping tales. They also happily answer all the kid’s questions. This is a great, enjoyable learning experience for all. We see a lot of kids returning each year as they really enjoy our workshop,” said Eugene Arduin, longtime member of U.P. Trappers.

The event is open to the public and admission is free. Lunch and refreshments will be available for purchase throughout the day. For further information or directions call Mike Lewis at (906) 774-3592 or visit www.uptrappers.com.