HoWL Small Game Trapping!- February 9 and 10
Saturday February 9, from 10am-3pm to set traps and learn.
Sunday February 10, from 10am-3pm to check traps and learn.
Ages: 10 and up. (If you have a kiddo who is really interested but younger than 10 please call HoWL and we can discuss participation on a case by casebasis.)
(Hare are delicious, nutritious and a rapidly renewable resource, but they are also cute and that can be hard for some kids. Please discuss with your child prior to signing up.)
Hunting licence (if over 16)
Respect for animals and nature.
A desire to understand the food chain and where meat comes from.
HoWL is offering a basic trapping course perfect for youth interested in getting the basics of small game trapping! We will be setting snares for snowshoe hare in the backcountry. Then coming back the following morning and checking to see if we had any luck! We have several locations picked out and will choose the spot a few days prior to the trip depending on weather and conditions.
As weather conditions change daily during the winter months the location for this hands on survival trapping adventure is subject to change; however some likely locations are: Anchor point state land access at the end of Griner road, Tim ave. state land, the state land on watermelon trail.
There will be an extensive safety briefing with all participants the morning of. HoWL reserves the right to have a parent come pick up any student who is behaving unsafely. No refunds will be offered if this occurs.
Topics covered: Safety, Ethics, Respect for animals when setting as well as checking traps, Cleaning and preparing, where to set traps to avoid problems with other public land users. Signage and communication with other public land users. Dog safety.
Please pack a lunch and dress weather appropriate.
As on all HoWL trips, health, safety, teamwork and leadership development and fun are key elements to the success of the trip. Lessons on all of the above will enrich the outing during teachable moments. HoWL instructors of course have all the experience they need to keep everyone safe.
Please note your Client Responsibilities: 1) all clients will be required to follow the safety policies and procedures of HOWL and the guides’ instructions during activities. 2) All clients (and parents) will be required to sign a Participant Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, Assumption of Risks and Indemnity Agreement in favor HOWL before departing on any trip; and 3) each client (and their parents) agree and acknowledge when they sign up for HOWL activities that they have significant responsibilities for their own safety and they agree they are ULTIMATELY RESPONSIBLE for their own safety during participation in HOWL activities.
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