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Traps and Snares and Weapons, Oh My!

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If you needed to find food in the woods, could you do it?

Learn the skills to effectively, easily and ethically capture animals for food, just as our ancestors did for hundreds of thousands of years. This ain’t no book learnin’! Everything I teach is a skill that I’ve used to provide for my family in the wilderness of Idaho, Montana, Utah and British Columbia. I have over 30 years experience in trapping since learning as a child.

The skills we’ll cover include:

Reading animal tracks, trails, scat and markings
Choosing the proper location for a trap or snare
Types of primitive traps and snares for mammals and birds
Making actual traps on site with available natural materials
Trapping ethics and a native perspective on spirituality and killing

Use of the rabbit stick for hunting small animals
Quick arrows and atlatl darts
Making a quickee bow, if time allows

Effective and humane killing methods

No animals will be harmed during this class and all traps will be disarmed at the end of class.

Trapping was the primary means of procuring meat for the tribe, with hunting requiring greater energy expenditure with less certain success. Traps work for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Cost for this course is $35. Location to be announced. Come ready to learn at 9am, course ends at 3pm. RSVP your space now.

Bring with you:
a sharp knife
sun hat and shoes for easy hiking

Below pic: Paiute deadfall trap, which has the fastest trigger mechanism of any primitive trap.

Below pic: Arapuca bird trap.


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