Youngsters who are interested in trapping are invited, along with their families, to the eighth annual Midwinter Trappers Workshop Saturday, Feb. 2, at the community center in Hermansville, Mich. This is an all-day event with free admission, free trapping supplies for the youngsters, trapping and fur handling demonstrations, and fun for all.
Doors will open at 9 a.m. Rich Clark from North American Fur Auctions and Willow Tree Fur will prepare raccoon, mink, muskrat and other furs for market. He will also answer questions on properly handling additional kinds of furs. Local trappers will be showing kids how to trap various furbearers. Rich Clark, (920) 897-3618, will be buying fur, and he and Scott Burton, (906) 450-4554, will be selling trapping supplies.
Young trappers will win free trapping supplies and other useful items. The UP Trappers Association will do their best to see that every youngster attending walks out with something free.
Lunch and refreshments will be available for purchase throughout the day. Doors will close around 4 or 5 p.m.
For directions or more information call Mike Lewis at (906) 774-3592 or visit uptrappers.com.
The UP Trappers Association also notes that another great event to introduce kids to hunting and fishing will be held the fourth Saturday in September (National Hunting and Fishing Day) at the Great Lakes Sportsman’s Club in Escanaba, Mich.