The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) is hosting a furharvester’s workshop Sept. 21, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Marvin Green Building of the Crawford County Fairgrounds in Girard. Topics covered in the workshop include furharvesting laws and ethics, trapping equipment, trap sets for a variety of furbearers, fur handling, and more.
Anyone born on or after July 1, 1966 must complete a certified furharvester education course before trapping on land other than their own. An online furharvester education course is available at www.ksoutdoors.com under Furharvester Education, but students will learn much more in an outdoor classroom with experienced instructors.
“Furharvesting is probably the most intimate outdoor activity you can take part in when it comes to wildlife because you have to know a lot about the habits and habitats of the animals you are trying to catch to be successful,” said Mined Land Wildlife Area manager David Jenkins. “It’s an important part of our American heritage that we should pass on to the next generation.”
To sign-up for the workshop, contact Jenkins at (620) 231-3173. The workshop is free and lunch will be provided. A furharvester education course exam will be given to those who are not certified. For more information on furharvesting regulations, get a copy of the 2013 Kansas Hunting and Furharvesting Summary. For more information on trapping and furharvesting education, go to www.ksoutdoors.com.
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