Although the 2014 Trapper Education Class is now in the history books, I did want to take some time to thank Mr. Eric Stane and Mr. Wynn Hall for inviting me to participate as an instructor in the Trapper Education Class that was held in Springfield, Nebraska on September 14, 2014.
The event included both classroom time and hands-on trapping demonstrations conducted by veteran trappers.
Fourteen lucky attendees learned a wealth of information about coon, mink, fox, coyote, beaver and muskrat trapping by volunteers. Baits, lures, traps and accessories were discussed for both land and water trapping scenarios.
All kids under 16 received a free trap and there was a raffle for plenty of great baits and lures. Lunch was provided and there was no charge for the class.
Two classes are planned for 2015 -- probably in late August, in Schuyler and Broken Bow, Nebraska. I'll let you all know more details as they become available.
Thanks again to Eric and Wynn for putting on such a great class and inviting me to participate. I hope to be a part of it next year as well.
When it comes to trapping, there are the boom years (as we have experienced lately,) where everyone is scrambling to get a piece of their proverbial pie before the dessert cart rolls off into the sunset...
If you follow trapping trends, however, you are likely aware of the current downturn in fur prices. Papio Creek recently shared a letter from North American Fur Auctions explaining the reasons behind this all-too-familiar situation.
Having trapped for close to 40 years through all kinds of seasons and price fluctuations, Shane has seen bull markets, bear markets and everything in between. He understands how difficult it can be when fur prices decline -- especially when trapping supply prices just seem to keep increasing.
Because we've been there, we want to help you get through this season with a little more jingle in your pocket. That's why we're having an early season bait sale in our ebay store -- all Papio Creek baits are 25% off through November.
All 16 ounce baits are marked down from $12.00 to $9.00
All 8 ounce baits are marked down from $7.00 to $5.25.
All Trapper Special Collections are also 25% off!
We appreciate you all and wish you the very best this trapping season. And, as always, if you have any questions about our products or about trapping in general, please do not hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 402-278-1842.
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