Moncton Trapper Education


On March 24-26, 2017, the Moncton & Area Trappers Council, in cooperation with the Department of Energy & Resource Development, held their second trapper education course for 2017 at the DERD facilities in Dieppe. There were 17 students who started the course, but one student had to leave early, due to illness, so only 16 finished.  Thanks go to the MATC volunteer instructors who helped out at the course.  They are Jim Marriner, Gerry Williamson, Kevin White, Craig Smith, Jean Vienneau, James Ritchie, Charles LeBlanc and Oswald McFadden.  Thanks also go to the DERD instructors, Region 2 Conservation Education Coordinator, Burton Murray and Rae McEachern who travelled from Miramichi.  A trap draw was held with 2 newly graduated trappers going home, each with a brand new trap.  This is the second course for Moncton this year.  Another 23 students graduated from the course given in January.

Instructor Charles Leblanc shows how to skin a raccoon

 Instructor Charles Leblanc watches over his student fleshing a raccoon

 Instructor Oswald McFadden fleshing a fox

 Instructor James Ritchie shows the students how to skin and flesh a muskrat

 Instructors James Ritchie and Oswald McFadden demonstrate how to properly nail out a beaver pelt

Instructor Charles Leblanc shows the students how to flesh a beaver

 Instructor Gerry Williamson helping his student fleshing an otter

002 trap draw winner

003 trap draw winner

 Instructor Gerry Williamson shows the students how to skin and flesh an otter




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