January 29, 2023

Attention New Hampshire Trappers!

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On September 16-17, the New Hampshire Trappers Association (NHTA) will hold their 53rd Annual Trappers Rendezvous at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness, featuring ongoing demonstrations, trapping supply vendors and activities for the kids.

Rendezvous attractions will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 16; and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, September 17. Interested members of the public are welcome to attend.

The N.H. Trappers Association annual fall meeting will take place on Sunday from 1 – 3 p.m.

For a complete schedule of activities, directions to Owl Brook, and more, visit the NHTA website at http://www.nhtassoc.org and click on “Rendezvous Details” or call Fish and Game’s Owl Brook Hunter Education Center at (603) 536-1290. The Fall Rendezvous promises to be educational, with demonstrations of trapping techniques happening throughout the weekend. Demonstrations will be conducted by New Hampshire Trappers Association members long experienced in trapping, and will cover topics such as skinning and pelting techniques, trapping of canine species such as coyote and fox, basic trap preparation, trapping beaver under the ice, mink trapping, nuisance animal trapping, the flat set and beaver trapping with conibears.

Trapping supply vendors will be on hand at the event to help you get outfitted for the upcoming trapping season. Fish and Game will hold a Trapper Education certification course during the weekend (this course is full; for other trapper education class opportunities, visit http://www.wildlife.state.nh.us/).Activities will be happening throughout the event for children and families. Be sure to visit the old-time Trapper’s Cabin and check out the life-sized “Forever Locked” exhibit of two battling bull moose, presented by the Conservation Officers Relief Association.

Tom Remington