Predator Trapping Class Coming To Rome

Eight hours of classroom and in-the-field instruction will be taught Saturday, April 15.

GON Staff | February 2, 2023

Why trap predators, what are the ethics of trapping, what are the tools of the trade, what sets are best and how do you best design them, how do you properly handle fur—these are just some of the questions that will be answered and discussed during an eight-hour trapping course that is coming to northwest Georgia.

“Predator Trapping 101 – A Primer for Success” will be taught Saturday, April 15, 2023 from 8 a.m. till 5 p.m. at Rome, Georgia’s ECO Center, 393 Riverside Parkway and in the field. The course will be taught by Martin W. Duke, who has written often for GON, including a monthly series in 2018 titled the Coyote-Takers Calendar.

The highly instructive morning indoor class, oriented toward coyote and bobcat trapping, includes biology of trapping, regulations, equipment, locations, trap prep, set design and remakes. The afternoon outdoor portion will be hands-on training of trap deployment and set construction.

“Dress comfortably, and have fun learning new skills or expanding on those you already have,” Martin said.

The $55 fee includes breakfast, lunch, all training materials and equipment. The class is limited to 25 people. To reserve a spot in the class, contact Sarah at 706.622.6435.

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