NCTA Trappers College
The NCTA has a trappers college that lasts for three days, usually a Friday through Sunday. This trapping training workshop is primarily field oriented and most of the 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 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 class in order to participate in the trapping college but it is recommended especially if you are new to trapping. The trappers college costs $400 per person or $350 for early registration 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 March 10-12, 2017 at the Eastern 4-H Center near Columbia in Tyrrell County in the northeastern part of the state.
Registration is open. There will be plenty of room so please only register when you are sure you will be able to attend. If we do not have at least 25 registered and paid by December 31, 2016 the workshop will be postponed. There will be no refunds if you want to cancel after you have paid or if you don't show up. Refunds will be given only if the workshop is cancelled or postponed.
Registration Fee = $400 or $350 if paid by December 1, 2016.
Covers all meals, drinks, snacks and lodging.
We are also collaborating with the WRC to hopefully offer this workshop as a Wildlife Damage Control Agent recertification option. If you are interested in this please let the WRC and NCTA know. We will send details as they become available.
To reserve your seat make checks payable to the North Carolina Trappers Association (NCTA) and mail to:
2663 Tar River Road
Creedmoor, NC 27522
For additional information or paying by credit card, please contact our Education Coordinator, Todd Menke, at firstname.lastname@example.org