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Two Free Trapper Training Camps to Be Held
Feb 6, 2020 08:13 ET

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NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and the Tennessee Fur Harvesters Association are hosting a pair of free trapper training camps in different regions of the state this winter.

The first camp is at TWRA’s Buffalo Ridge Refuge in Humphreys County on Feb. 28-March 1. The second camp is at TWRA’s Hiwassee Refuge in Meigs County near the Hamilton County community of Birchwood on March 20-22.

To register for the Buffalo Ridge Refuge event go to:

A link for the Hiwassee Refuge camp will be available online after Feb. 22. For more information and reservations, contact John Daniel with the Tennessee Fur Harvesters at (423) 595-0986 or by email at

Each of the camps will have instructions to include live trapline, fur handling, set making, snaring, and trap modification. The 3-day events are for all ages.

Check-in for each of the training camps will begin with registration on Friday from 5-6:45 p.m. Saturday will start with breakfast at 7 a.m. with instruction throughout the day.

Three meals will be provided on Saturday and breakfast will be provided Sunday. On-site primitive camping is available, and participants must provide their own camping gear, have appropriate clothing, and bring note taking materials. Hotels are located near each of the refuges.
  • --TWRA