by Gerry Williamson

On February 7,8 & 9, 2020, the Moncton & Area Trappers Council held a trapper education course at the DNRED office in Dieppe. There were 24 students in attendance who all successfully passed the course. There were 9 instructors who assisted with the course. They were Jim Marriner, Gerry Williamson, Dwight Robertson, Kevin White, Craig Smith, Charles Leblanc, Oswald McFadden, James Ritchie and Yvon Morais. Bree Crawford from DNRED also assisted with the course. Charles Leblanc donated traps and Yvon Morais donated stretchers that were won by Bryan Wiget and Carter Nicholson in a draw. The MATC also had a draw to reimburse the cost of the course to one of the juniors who successfully passed. This was also won by Bryan Wiget. Congratulations!

 

Instructor Dwight Robertson shows his student how to skin a bobcat

 

  

 

Winner of the trap draw, Bryan Wiget

 

 

 

  

Carter Nicholson winner of the trap draw

 

  

 

Instructor Yvon Morais shows how to baord a beaver

 

 

 

  

 

Instructon James Ritchie shows his students how to skin and flesh a muskrat

 

 muskrat

 

 

Student Kristina Cormier working on a muskrat

    

 

 

Instructor Dwight Robertson shows his student how to skin an otter

 

 

 

Kristina Cormier 10 years old

 

 

 

 

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