MDC offers trapping clinic in Lawrence County

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MOUNT VERNON, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will hold a free trapping seminar on Saturday, Oct. 5, and Sunday, Oct. 6, at the Robert E. Talbot Conservation Area in Lawrence County. A portion of the course will be held indoors at the Department of Conservation shop building on the Talbot Area and part of the class will consist of hands-on practice outside. The session on Oct. 5 will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the Oct. 6 session will be 6 a.m. to noon.

Topics covered at the seminar will include the trap setting, the types of traps in use today, regulations, skinning and complete fur handling. Cable restraint certification will not be included in this class.

The clinic is open to all ages, but pre-registration is required because class size is limited to 50. Individuals can register by contacting Lawrence County Conservation Agent Andy Barnes at 417-461-4586.