From The Tribune Staff Reports
LEEDS — The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) offers a series of youth and adult trapping workshops throughout the state this winter. Participation in the workshops is free for youth ages 7 to 17, but registration is required. In addition, there is a $10 registration fee for each adult who attends a workshop. To register, visit www.outdooralabama.com/trapping-workshops.
These educational workshops provide instruction on the historical aspects of trapping, biological information about furbearers and furbearer management, and the proper techniques of using trapping as a sound wildlife management tool.
All workshops are limited to 25 participants. The workshops are recommended for ages seven and up. An adult must accompany youth ages 7-15. Youth over 16 are not required to have an adult present, but it is recommended.
Trapping Workshops Schedule
- November 4-5, 2021, in Hamilton, Alabama (adult only)
- December 4-5, 2021, in Greenville, Alabama
- December 11-12, 2021, in Talladega, Alabama
- December 18-19, 2021, in Centreville, Alabama
- January 8-9, 2022, in Leeds, Alabama
- February 12-13, 2022, in Hollywood, Alabama
- February 19-20, 2022, in Spanish Fort, Alabama
- February 26-27, 2022, in Troy, Alabama
For more information, contact Mike Sievering with ADCNR’s Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) at Mike.Sievering@dcnr.alabama.gov or call (205) 340-1183.
The workshops are cooperative projects between WFF, the Alabama Trappers, Predator Control Association, and Safari Club International. To learn more about trapping as a wildlife management tool, visit www.outdooralabama.com/hunting/trapping-alabama.
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management, and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through four divisions: Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit www.outdooralabama.com.