Advanced Trapping Workshop
The NCTA has an advanced trapping workshop that lasts for three days, usually a Friday through Sunday. This trapping training workshop is primarily field oriented and most time is spent in the field setting traps, learning about traps and equipment, learning about habitat, animal habits, and considerations that will help to improve your catches. Additionally, there is time spent addressing trap modification, fur handling, and animal damage control. The advanced trapping workshops are conducted to give individuals the opportunity to further their knowledge by running an actual live trapline. Partnering with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (WRC), special educational use permits, allow attendees to set traps outside of the regular trapping season. Most animals caught will be released but a few males may be dispatched to show proper euthansia methods and for skinning/fleshing demonstrations. Students do not have to attend the basic trapping workshop in order to participate in the advanced workshop but it is recommended especially if you are new to trapping. The advanced workshop costs $300 per person which covers all the meals from dinner the night of arrival through lunch the afternoon of departure, all snacks and drinks, and lodging for both nights are included. See you, rain or shine!
The next workshop will be May 16-18, 2014 at the Millstone 4-H Camp near Ellerbee in Richmond County in the south central part of the state.
Registration will begin early 2014:
Remember to mail check made out to NCTA to Todd Menke.
Workshop Details: a printable flyer with workshop details and registration information
Workshop Agenda: a schedule of events for the 3 day weekend
For additional information, please contact our Education Coordinator, Todd Menke, at firstname.lastname@example.org