Education Course 2018
The Renous Trappers Council
and DERD combined to put on a trapping course for 17
students on Jan.26th,27th,and 28th. Everything went well
as, each year, I think we are getting better and more
comfortable in our roles. We have our outdoor demos at
the same site every course, as there are good set
locations for water animals at an old pond and there is
older growth nearby for marten and fisher. This year was
the first time students got to see an actual catch. Yvon
Morais, who spares no effort to give students a good
experience, set beaver traps 2 days before, catching one
beaver. I think that was a highlight for all the
The co-operation between trappers and DERD staff makes
this very easy, and I think most look forward to getting
together each year. DERD staff were Peter Pinder,
Matthew Mercure, Rodney MacEachern, Denis Guitard, who
came all the way from Bathurst and is also a trapper,
Steve Coughlan, also a trapper and Regis LeClair. Thanks
for the cooking Regis, and for your dry wit that keeps
us all on our toes.
Renous Trappers Council was represented by Maurice
Doiron, Yvon Morais, and myself.
‘Till next year gentlemen, good health.
Maurice Doiron boards a pelt as his students look on.
Yvon Morais shows how to skin a beaver
A sure sign of beaver in the area
Ah-ha! Something floating
The finished product.