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Learn To Trap At Salamonie, Oct. 13-14

Study animal sign and learn the art of trapping at Salamonie Lake, Oct. 13-14.

Indiana Conservation Officers will host a Trapper’s Education Course at the Salamonie Interpretive Center. The program will focus on trappers of all ages, though youth trappers are encouraged to attend.

At 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, participants will learn about conservation, trapping issues, ethics, and regulations. Trappers will get to set traps for furbearers under the instructors’ supervision. Traps will be left overnight and checked the next day.

At 9 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14, trappers will accompany instructors to check traps. Furbearers caught will be used in skinning and fleshing demonstrations. The program will end by approximately 4:30 p.m. each day. Trappers will not need a trapping license to attend this program.

Trappers must attend both day-sessions of the course and complete a brief exam to receive the DNR Trapper Education Certification.

Free camping on Friday and Saturday is available for all course attendees at the Lost Bridge West Youth Campground, within walking distance of the Interpretive Center. Lunch will be provided both days. There are no costs to participate, and entrance fees will be waived for all participants.

Trappers are encouraged to dress for the weather. Waterproof knee boots or waders are recommended.

Registration is required and ends Oct. 10. To register online, visit For more information or to register over the phone, contact the Upper Wabash Interpretive Services at 260-468-2127.

Salamonie Lake ( is at 9214 West-Lost Bridge West, Andrews, 46702.

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