Pair of free trapper training camps to be held

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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 month.

The first camp is at TWRA’s Buffalo Ridge Refuge in Humphreys County on Feb. 22-24.

The second camp is at TWRA’s Hiwassee Refuge in Meigs County near the Hamilton County community of Birchwood on March 15-17.

Each of the camps will have instruction to include live trapline, fur handling, set making, snaring, and trap modification.

Pre-registration is required, with space being limited. 

The 3-day event is for all ages.

Check-in for each of the training camps will begin with registration on Friday from 5:00 – 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.

For more information and registrations, contact John Daniel with the Tennessee Fur Harvesters at (423) 595-0986 or by email at

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