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Modern Trapping Class

*Pathfinder Classes are not eligible for discounts.

Class Limit: 10 Students

We will provide all necessary tools and gear for you to trap. You WILL need an Ohio Trappers License, obtainable online. 

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’s 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.

            Age Requirements

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

            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.

            Exxon Gas Station located at 7575 Rte. 327 Wellston, OH 45692 (740) 384-4767 at 8am on the first day of class (unless otherwise noted in the individual class description). A Pathfinder Instructor will be there to meet you.  From there you will be lead to the school property.

            Nearby Hotels:

            Comfort Inn

            605 E. Main St, Jackson, OH 45640 (740) 286-7581

            Aprrox. 8.1 miles (12 minutes) from class meeting location.

            Approx. 10.9 miles (27 minutes) from the School Property

            Days Inn 

            972 E Main St, Jackson, OH 45640 (740) 286-3464

            Aprrox. 7.7 miles (9 minutes) from class meeting location.

            Approx. 10.4 miles (24 minutes) from the School Property

            Red Roof Inn

            1000 Acy Ave, Jackson, OH 45640 (740) 288-1200

            Aprrox. 7.8 miles (10 minutes) from class meeting location.

            Approx. 10.6 miles (24 minutes) from the School Property

             

            Nearby Camp Grounds:

            Lake Alma State Park

            422 Lake Alma Road, Wellston, OH 45692 - Reservations (866) 644-6727 Park Office (740) 384-4474

            Aprrox. 3.1 miles (7 minutes) from class meeting location.

            Jackson Lake State Park

            35 Tommy Been Road, Oak Hill, OH 45656 - Reservations (866) 644-6727 Park Office (740) 682-6197

            Approx. 21.3 miles (29 minutes) from class meeting location.

            Cabins are NOW AVAILABLE for rent at The Pathfinder School for all Classes and Events located at the Pathfinder School! 

             

            The following options are:

            A. Opossum Hollow - 12x16 Bunkhouse

            1. 8 Bunks are available
            2. Each bunk can be rented individually at the rate of $50.00 (total) for a 3-day class, or $75.00 (total) for a 4-day class.
            3. Bunks will be sold on a first come first served basis and paid for at the time the reservation is made. 
            4. For availability, reservations and questions please e-mail - coyoteruncabins@gmail.com
            5. Cancellation Policy: A reserved bunk must be cancelled no later than 3 weeks prior to the first day of class to receive a refund.
            6. You may arrive at your reserved cabin the day prior to any course after 3PM (reservations only).
            7. All gear must be removed by 8:00 AM the last day of the course.

             

            B. Fox Den - 10x14 cabin

            This cabin can be reserved in two ways.

            1. A family/group can reserve the cabin (up to 4 people) - $150 (total) for a 3-day class or $250 (total) for a 4-day class. To receive the family/group rate, the cabin must be reserved prior to the first day of class.
            2. Fox Den can only be reserved prior to the first day of class by a family or group.
            3. If the cabin is NOT reserved the first day of any course, the individual bunks may be rented at the rate of $50.00 (total) for a 3-dayclass, or $75.00 (total) for a 4-day class.
            4. For availability, reservations and questions please e-mail - coyoteruncabins@gmail.com
            5. Cancellation Policy: A reserved cabin must be cancelled no later than 3 weeks prior to the first day of class to receive a refund.
            6. You may arrive at your reserved cabin the day prior to any course after 3PM (reservations only).

            All gear must be removed by 8:00 AM the last day of the course.

            NOTE:

            Please bring you own sleeping gear (all linens, pillows, blankets).

            Each cabin has a covered porch and private fire pit.

            There is an outhouse style latrine in close walking distance.

            Vehicles will be parked in the normal parking area and gear will need to be walked to the cabins - approximately 200 yards.

            All students must read, agree, and sign a Liability Waiver and Release form for the Pathfinder School LLC and the venue prior to attending the course. This can be signed brought to the course/event and given to staff upon arrival. No student will attend training/event without the complete form being on file. Please note we do not share this information with anyone.

            Click here for the Pathfinder School Liability Waiver and Release. 

            If you need to cancel..

            Once you purchase a class for The Pathfinder School, the Pathfinder Gathering, or for a Self Reliance Outfitters store event, you have up to 14 days before the event or class to cancel and receive a refund. This provides us time to open the spot for someone else to purchase. 

            Any cancellations past that threshold will not be eligible for a refund. A cancellation due to an emergency will be handled on a case by case basis and will only be eligible for a store gift card.

            If you do not show up for a class or event your registration fees are forfeited and no refunds or store credits will be issued.

            If a class gets canceled...

            We require a minimum of 5 to 10 students to conduct a class (depending on the class).  If a class needs to be cancelled due to an insufficient number of registrations, you will be contacted by phone or email. You will then have the option to transfer to another class (if available), receive a store gift card, or a refund.

            Please note: The Pathfinder School LLC is not responsible for travel expenses, airline tickets, or other accommodations if a class is cancelled.

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            *Pathfinder Classes are not eligible for discounts.

            Class Limit: 10 Students

            We will provide all necessary tools and gear for you to trap. You WILL need an Ohio Trappers License, obtainable online. 

            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’s 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.

                      Age Requirements

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

                      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.

                      Exxon Gas Station located at 7575 Rte. 327 Wellston, OH 45692 (740) 384-4767 at 8am on the first day of class (unless otherwise noted in the individual class description). A Pathfinder Instructor will be there to meet you.  From there you will be lead to the school property.

                      Nearby Hotels:

                      Comfort Inn

                      605 E. Main St, Jackson, OH 45640 (740) 286-7581

                      Aprrox. 8.1 miles (12 minutes) from class meeting location.

                      Approx. 10.9 miles (27 minutes) from the School Property

                      Days Inn 

                      972 E Main St, Jackson, OH 45640 (740) 286-3464

                      Aprrox. 7.7 miles (9 minutes) from class meeting location.

                      Approx. 10.4 miles (24 minutes) from the School Property

                      Red Roof Inn

                      1000 Acy Ave, Jackson, OH 45640 (740) 288-1200

                      Aprrox. 7.8 miles (10 minutes) from class meeting location.

                      Approx. 10.6 miles (24 minutes) from the School Property

                       

                      Nearby Camp Grounds:

                      Lake Alma State Park

                      422 Lake Alma Road, Wellston, OH 45692 - Reservations (866) 644-6727 Park Office (740) 384-4474

                      Aprrox. 3.1 miles (7 minutes) from class meeting location.

                      Jackson Lake State Park

                      35 Tommy Been Road, Oak Hill, OH 45656 - Reservations (866) 644-6727 Park Office (740) 682-6197

                      Approx. 21.3 miles (29 minutes) from class meeting location.

                      Cabins are NOW AVAILABLE for rent at The Pathfinder School for all Classes and Events located at the Pathfinder School! 

                       

                      The following options are:

                      A. Opossum Hollow - 12x16 Bunkhouse

                      1. 8 Bunks are available
                      2. Each bunk can be rented individually at the rate of $50.00 (total) for a 3-day class, or $75.00 (total) for a 4-day class.
                      3. Bunks will be sold on a first come first served basis and paid for at the time the reservation is made. 
                      4. For availability, reservations and questions please e-mail - coyoteruncabins@gmail.com
                      5. Cancellation Policy: A reserved bunk must be cancelled no later than 3 weeks prior to the first day of class to receive a refund.
                      6. You may arrive at your reserved cabin the day prior to any course after 3PM (reservations only).
                      7. All gear must be removed by 8:00 AM the last day of the course.

                       

                      B. Fox Den - 10x14 cabin

                      This cabin can be reserved in two ways.

                      1. A family/group can reserve the cabin (up to 4 people) - $150 (total) for a 3-day class or $250 (total) for a 4-day class. To receive the family/group rate, the cabin must be reserved prior to the first day of class.
                      2. Fox Den can only be reserved prior to the first day of class by a family or group.
                      3. If the cabin is NOT reserved the first day of any course, the individual bunks may be rented at the rate of $50.00 (total) for a 3-dayclass, or $75.00 (total) for a 4-day class.
                      4. For availability, reservations and questions please e-mail - coyoteruncabins@gmail.com
                      5. Cancellation Policy: A reserved cabin must be cancelled no later than 3 weeks prior to the first day of class to receive a refund.
                      6. You may arrive at your reserved cabin the day prior to any course after 3PM (reservations only).

                      All gear must be removed by 8:00 AM the last day of the course.

                      NOTE:

                      Please bring you own sleeping gear (all linens, pillows, blankets).

                      Each cabin has a covered porch and private fire pit.

                      There is an outhouse style latrine in close walking distance.

                      Vehicles will be parked in the normal parking area and gear will need to be walked to the cabins - approximately 200 yards.

                      All students must read, agree, and sign a Liability Waiver and Release form for the Pathfinder School LLC and the venue prior to attending the course. This can be signed brought to the course/event and given to staff upon arrival. No student will attend training/event without the complete form being on file. Please note we do not share this information with anyone.

                      Click here for the Pathfinder School Liability Waiver and Release. 

                      If you need to cancel..

                      Once you purchase a class for The Pathfinder School, the Pathfinder Gathering, or for a Self Reliance Outfitters store event, you have up to 14 days before the event or class to cancel and receive a refund. This provides us time to open the spot for someone else to purchase. 

                      Any cancellations past that threshold will not be eligible for a refund. A cancellation due to an emergency will be handled on a case by case basis and will only be eligible for a store gift card.

                      If you do not show up for a class or event your registration fees are forfeited and no refunds or store credits will be issued.

                      If a class gets canceled...

                      We require a minimum of 5 to 10 students to conduct a class (depending on the class).  If a class needs to be cancelled due to an insufficient number of registrations, you will be contacted by phone or email. You will then have the option to transfer to another class (if available), receive a store gift card, or a refund.

                      Please note: The Pathfinder School LLC is not responsible for travel expenses, airline tickets, or other accommodations if a class is cancelled.

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