Learn ins and outs of hunting furbearers during free class
PRATT – Tuttle Creek State Park staff invite you to join them February 21 for an afternoon class on basic trapping and predator calling. The class will be held from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the state park office, 5800 A River Pond Rd, Manhattan. All ages and skill levels are welcome, and there is no cost or preregistration required to attend. For more information on this class, contact park manager Todd Lovin at (785) 539-7941.
“Our hope is to get new folks interested and involved in this type of activity,” said Lovin. “And for those who are experienced, we hope this class will serve as a way to refine their skills and perhaps share techniques.”
Kansas is home to 14 furbearer species that may be hunted and trapped during the furbearer season, including badger, bobcat, gray fox, least weasel, long-tailed weasel, mink, muskrat, opossum, raccoon, red fox, striped skunk, and swift fox. Beaver and otter may also be trapped. Although coyotes are not classified as furbearers, they may be hunted and trapped year-round.
This class will not certify participants for a furharvester education certificate, but information provided will be beneficial for those interested in completing a furharvester education class in the future. The Kansas Furharvester Education course can be completed online at ksoutdoors.com/Services/Education/Furharvester.
Source: Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism