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SKU: 2024NOV08

Modern Trapping Class

Regular price $700.00 USD
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Learn to trap with confidence and safety in our Modern Trapping Class! Discover various trap types and how to identify animal sign. Master anchoring, baiting, and bedding traps for successful catches. With practical exercises and live trapline walks, you'll gain hands-on experience and learn how to properly skin, harvest glands, preserve meat, and process game.

Class Limit: 10 Students

Must be at least 18 years of age to attend the class. 

We will provide all necessary tools and gear for you to trap.

PLEASE NOTE: You WILL need an Ohio Trappers License, obtainable online - click here. 

Required Personal Equipment List - Click Here

Course Topics:

Day 1

  1. Safety when trapping
  2. Trap types
  3. Animal sign
  4. Anchoring Trapp’s
  5. Bait and lure
  6. Bedding traps
  7. Simple sets 
    • Upland
    • Water‚Äôs edge
    • Water sets
  8. Walk existing line and discuss
  9. Practical exercise making sets 
  10. Set upland traps practical

 

Day 2

  1. Trapline walk 
  2. Skinning
  3. Gland harvesting 
  4. Preparing the hide
  5. Preserving or preparing the meat
  6. Water’s edge trap set practical

 

Day 3 

  1. Trapline walk 
  2. Upland and water set practical
  3. Process game
  4. Beaver trapping walk, discussion, mock sets

 

Day 4 

  1. Trapline walk (Pull traps)
  2. Process game
  3. Q&A
  4. Graduation 


      Port-a-Pots are located approximately 400 yards from the base camp near the parking area.

      Water will be available from jugs located in Base Camp. We continually check the water supply to make sure it is readily available.

      We do not allow anyone to remain at camp without an instructor present

      If you suffer from a medical condition that requires medication, please bring your prescribed medicines with you. If you undergo surgery or a hospital stay within 30 days of the class, DO NOT attempt this course.

        As the premier school for self-reliance, our training exceeds that of any other school in the nation; so please take it seriously and take the time to physically prepare.

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            About our School:

            • Fully Insured
            • Red Cross Certified Training Facility
            • EMT‚Äôs and Paramedic‚Äôs on Staff
            • AED on Location¬†
            • Epinephrine on Location
            • Instructors are CPR and Wilderness First Aid Red Cross Certified¬†
            • Low Student to Instructor to create a Pedagogy learning environment.¬†
            • Most Instructors either former Military, EMS, or LE
            • Lead Instructor is NASAR Advanced¬†Search and Rescue Certified¬†
            • Dave Canterbury is Certified Expert Trapper by Fur Takers of America and a Certified Intermediate Herbalist by the Herbal Academy International School of Herbal Arts and Sciences
            • All Instructors are equipped and licensed in HAM radio as well as PLB SAT comes for emergency communications away from classroom area.
            • Training area is over 4500 Forested Acres¬†

            Disclaimer:
            Please make sure you take all gear with you at the end of the class. If gear is left behind, we will not be able to ship it to you, and will be considered abandoned. 

            Due to property insurance restrictions: There will be no camping on the school property prior to the start of the class or after the classes conclude.

            Each class is instructed by highly trained and professional outdoor/wilderness instructors. Each instructor teaches the Pathfinder School system and is authorized by Dave Canterbury. Instructors, including Dave Canterbury, can vary from class to class.

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