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TWRA, Fur Harvesters offer free trapper training camp

March 11, 2019 – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) and the Tennessee Fur Harvesters are hosting a pair of free trapper training camps in different regions of the state this winter.

The first camp was at TWRA’s Buffalo Ridge Refuge in Humphreys County on Feb. 22-24. The second camp is at TWRA’s Hiwassee Refuge in Meigs County near the Hamilton County community of Birchwood on March 15-17.

Each of the camps will provide instruction, to include live trapline, fur handling, set making, snaring, and trap modification. The 3-day event is for all ages.

Check-in for each of the training camps will begin with registration on Friday from 5-6:45 p.m. Saturday will start with breakfast at 7 a.m., with instruction throughout the day.

Three meals will be provided on Saturday, and breakfast will be provided Sunday. On-site primitive camping is available, and participants must provide their own camping gear, have appropriate clothing, and bring note-taking materials. Hotels are located near each of the refuges.

For more information and reservations, contact John Daniel with the Tennessee Fur Harvesters at (423) 595-0986 or by email at johndaniel.tfha.trappered@gmail.com .