We will be holding a trappers ed class Sunday September 10th, 2017, 9 am to 3 pm, at the Beatrice Gun Club in Beatrice, NE. Click here for a google map and directions.
The morning will be classroom, regulations, equipment, ethics etc. and the afternoon will be outside doing demos.
There will be plenty of free raffle giveaways and lunch will be provided.
To register or ask questions please contact education coordinator Eric Stane at (402) 658-8012.
Dave Hastings of the Nebraska Fur Harvesters Association was guest presenter at an Outdoor Nebraska focus at Lake McConaughy this week. Dave had the following to say:
“They had sessions on birds, water conservation, and general outdoor topics as well as Nebraska history. I did the “Furs and More” presentation, which was generally about mammals (well, coyotes mostly!) and trapping was part of the presentation. We discussed animal identification, wildlife tracks, “Poop-acology 101,” and general wildlife principals like carrying capacity and damage control. Trust me, 4th graders were happy to be out of school for the day, and they really perked up when we talked about poop, complete with samples and photos.”
If you are interested in having a member of the NFH do a presentation at your event, contact President and Education Coordinator Eric Stane at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you Dave, for helping to spread the word and keep our youth educated to the benefits of furbearer management!
Eric Stane, president and education coordinator of the Nebraska Fur Harvesters will be hosting an Introduction to Trapping class.
This class will be held at the Nebraska Game and Parks Outdoor Education Center (44th and Superior) in Lincoln Nebraska. The date is Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm.
Topics discussed will be a basic introduction to equipment, regulations, safety and techniques.
Registration is free and is open to the general public. To sign up, contact Eric at email@example.com or register at https://www.register-ed.com/events/view/92424
There will be a Trapper’s Education class sponsored by the Nebraska Fur Harvesters.
When: September 11th, 2016, 9am to 2pm
Where: Louisville Rod and Gun Club, just south of Springfield, Nebraska (Click this link to see location on google maps)
Classroom, demo sessions, and hands on time. Lots of raffle prizes! A free trap will be given to students 18 and under.
We will be having coon, coyote and bobcat demos by local trappers with decades of experience.
Come learn the basics and meet some great people. Lunch will be provided.
For more information contact Eric Stane at firstname.lastname@example.org or (402) 658-8012.
On October 15th I gave an introduction to trapping class at the Outdoor Education Center in Lincoln. We had 28 attendees that included adults, male and female, and several kids.
Most everyone had done a little trapping but when asked why they were attending most answered that they wanted to learn more about the basics. Some had trapped last year for the first time and some hadn’t trapped for a few years. We had a good mix of ages and experience.
We covered why we trap and the consequences of not trapping even when the market is in a downturn. Regulations were discussed to make everyone aware of the importance of knowing your regulations before heading afield to set traps.
The second part we covered was ethics and making the right decisions when determining when and where to set traps. After that we got into the basic equipment and sets along with what to do after you harvested a fur bearer. We talked about different ways to market your catch and options to achieve that.
It was a great group with lots of questions and answers afterwards. The Game and Parks wants to provide this class a couple of times a year. If you are interested in this type of class please contact the game and parks to let them know and they can schedule more classes in the future.
Eric Stane — Nebraska Fur Harvesters President and Education Coordinator