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Tina Davenport: 603-271-3212
Lisa Collins: 603-271-3212
August 17, 2009

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Event:
Introduction to Trapping Course Offered October 3, 2009, in Keene

CONCORD, N.H. -- The New Hampshire Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program and the New Hampshire Trappers Association are teaming up to present a one-day workshop called Introduction to Trapping.  The session will go over trapping basics, with information and hands-on instruction, as well as dispelling common myths about an activity that has important benefits for wildlife and society.  The course is open to women age 18 or older, and men interested in learning about trapping are welcome, too.

The workshop will be held at New Hampshire Fish and Game's Regional Office at 15 Ash Brook Court in Keene, N.H., on Saturday, October 3, 2009, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. To sign up, print a registration form at www.nhbow.com or call 603-271-3212 to request an application, and send in with your payment. The cost of the workshop is $15, which includes instruction, program materials, use of demonstration equipment, plus a continental breakfast and lunch.

Participants will gain an understanding of trapping as a necessary technique in the control of animal populations. The course will cover habitats of furbearing animals such as beaver, coyote, fisher, fox, mink, muskrat, otter and raccoon.  You'll also learn how to identify various furbearers and their tracks.  Hands-on training will be provided, including how to set traps in the ground or underwater, fine tuning the trap, and setting a trap line. This is an introductory course and is not geared toward trapper certification.

For directions to Fish and Game's Region 4 Office in Keene, visit www.wildlife.state.nh.us/Inside_FandG/directions.htm.
 
New Hampshire's Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program is co-sponsored by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department and the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation.  Find out more about BOW programs in New Hampshire and download registration forms at http://www.nhbow.com.

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