On February 1,2 & 3, the Moncton & Area Trappers Council in cooperation with DERD held a trapper education course at the DERD Offices in Dieppe. There were 21 students registered for the course including 2 DERD employees. Special thanks go to the MATC volunteer instructors who assisted with this course. They were, Jim Marriner, Gerry Williamson, Kevin White, Craig Smith, Troy Moss, Charles Leblanc, Ozzie McFadden, Arnold Colpitts, James Ritchie and Yvon Morais. MATC member, Dwight Robertson also assisted by bringing a fox which was done up during the course. Also instructing were DERD employees Rod McEachern from Miramichi and Dan Michaud from the Dieppe office. On Sunday, a trap draw was held with Josh Whalen and Tyler Thebeau being the winners. And thanks to Yvon Morais who donated some drying boards to accompany the traps.


Instructor James Ritchie with his student, Tyler Thebeau




Instructor Yvon Morais demos fleshing a beaver





Dwight Robertson splits the tail of his fox




Instructor, Arnold Colpitts, fleshing a fox






Instructor, Ozzie McFadden (l), shows how to skin a bobcat







Ozzie watches his student fleshing the bobcat




The Class




Trap Draw Winner - Tyler Thebeau




Trap Draw Winner - Josh Whalen




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