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February 22, 2019

TPWD Hunting 101 – Trapper Education

Trapper 101 Advanced Workshop. Class #480460

A three day Hunting 101 course from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

Friday February 22, 2:00 PM, to Sunday, February 24, 12:00 Noon.

Location: Sid Richardson Scout Ranch, Bridgeport, TX

Lodging: contact Jeff Peters, [email protected], about lodging in Cabins at the onsite Lakeview Lodge. Cabins are two bedroom with two beds in each room, shared bathroom and full kitchen. Cost is $25.00 per person per night.  You’ll need to provide your own linens.

What you will learn: Course consists of both classroom instruction and hands-on training in the field. Participants will have an opportunity to set and run an actual working trap line. We will cover ethical and humane practices for responsible trapping; selecting and preparing modern traps & equipment; adjustments for targeting specific species; site selection for land and water sets; how to use baits, lures, and visuals; proper furbearer handling and processing; course also includes snares and cage traps.

**Majority of this workshop will be conducted outdoors so be prepared for all adverse conditions that may occur.  Dress for adverse conditions if need be. Majority of workshop will be conducted outside.

Trapper’s 101 Advanced Workshop is a 3-day workshop. Meals are Pot-Luck, and based upon what dishes/groceries registrants bring to the workshop. Please bring your favorite meal(s) to share for all pot-luck weekend.

Contact: Brock Minton (361) 944-3617 [email protected] if you have any questions and to let him know what you will be bringing for the potluck.

No Charge For Workshop……In lieu of cost, please bring a food dish for all pot luck meals.

Sid Richardson Scout Ranch Directions:

Sid Richardson Scout Ranch (SR2) is a 2500 acre camp with over 15 miles of shoreline on Lake Bridgeport, northwest of Fort Worth and west of Denton. From downtown Fort Worth, it is approximately 60 miles to the camp gate taking I-35 north to Hwy 287, Hwy 287 to Decatur, and Hwy 380 from Decatur to Runaway Bay. SR2 is 70 miles from DFW Airport.

If you are using a GPS or Google Maps to get to the camp the best address to enter is: “Sid Richardson Scout Ranch, Boy Scout Road, Runaway Bay, Texas” – that should get you to the front gate. The GPS coordinates of the front gate are: 33° 11′ 44.24″ N 97° 54′ 27.40″ W.



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February 22, 2019 February 24, 2019 Sid Richardson Scout Ranch 2:00pm-12:00pm Register