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Fur Harvester Classes Scheduled

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Monday, July 16, 2012

The North Dakota Cooperative Fur Harvester Education program is sponsoring a fur harvester education class in Bismarck, Dickinson and Jamestown for anyone interested in trapping or hunting furbearers.

The free 16-hour course is set for Bismarck Aug. 14 (5:30-9:30 p.m.), 16 (5:30-9:30 p.m.) and 18 (8 a.m.-5 p.m.) at the Game and Fish Department.

The class in Dickinson will be held at the Game and Fish district office on Aug. 25 and Sept. 1 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The course in Jamestown will run Sept. 4 (5:30-9:30 p.m.), 6 (5:30-9:30 p.m.) and 8 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) at the Game and Fish district office.

Students will learn about traps, trapping and snaring techniques, furbearer biology and fur care. A field day is also included where students will make a variety of land, water and snare sets.

Upon completion, graduates are issued a certification card that is recognized by any state requiring trapper education prior to purchasing a license.

Anyone interested in signing up for the class should access the Game and Fish Department website at gf.nd.gov, click on the online services link, and “online course enrollment” under the hunter education heading.

For more information contact the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s wildlife services division at (701) 250-4405.