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Learn the basics of trapping with ODNR

• Oct 12, 2017 at 4:00 PM

FINDLAY — Individuals interested in the basic skills needed to trap are encouraged to attend an informational workshop provided by the Ohio State Trappers Association (OSTA) according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).

Workshops will be held at multiple locations across the state. In Northwest Ohio, a workshop will be held at Magee Marsh Wildlife Area on Oct. 28 and 29. Magee Marsh is located at 13229 West Ohio 2, Oak Harbor.

All first-time trappers must successfully complete a hunter and a trapper education course offered through the Division of Wildlife before purchasing a hunting license and fur taker permit to trap furbearers. Many of the OSTA workshops will offer the Trapper Education Course. Ask the instructor if this is offered at the workshop you plan to attend.

The workshops are free of charge, but pre-registration is required by October 23. For class times and to register, please call Doug Lee at 419-333-6653. Do not register with the Division of Wildlife or at the location of the class.

For information on trapping in Ohio, please visit wildohio.gov. For a complete listing of trapping courses offered by OSTA, please visit http://www.ohiostatetrapper.org/index.html.

ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and protection of our natural resources for the benefit of all. Visit the ODNR website at ohiodnr.gov.

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