The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is offering a program to teach skills needed to trap furbearers to anyone who has little to no trapping experience

Waterloo, IOWA – According to the state officials, the five workshops will feature several knowledge and skill building sessions with instructors that will teach the basics of trapping in Iowa.

Participants will learn basic strategies for trapping, such as proper equipment, trap placement, trapping regulations and steps for preparing hides for trade.

The courses take place in various locations statewide with times and details varying for each event.  Each course is designed for participants of all ages.   Space is limited, so be sure to register right away.

For more information and to register, visit the links below.

August 27th – Knoxville, IA

August 27th – Ruthven, IA

September 18th – Clear Lake, IA

October 22nd – Hazelton, IA

November 19th – St. Charles IA

The program is provided through a partnership with the Iowa DNR and Iowa Trapper Association. It is part of a national effort to recruit, retain and reactivate hunters, anglers and trappers due to the overall decline in hunting and outdoor recreation.

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