The MD of Bonnyville’s first trapping course appears to have generated some solid interest in its first run, and the Agriculture and Waste Department has indicated that might be getting another one going soon.
Twenty-two students attended the Standard Trapping Course hosted by the M.D. in December. Once they complete the course, they can purchase their trapping license through Alberta Fish and Wildlife. The M.D. will host another course in the spring, if there is enough interest.
The program content includes:
•History & Developmentof the Fur Industry
• Biology of Furbearers
• Managementof Furbearers
• Required Equipment
• Preparation & Business Management
• Humane Harvesting
• Fur Handling
• Fur Marketing