The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) announces that youth and adult trapping workshops will open for registration on October 3, 2016. The workshops are being offered as a cooperative project between ADCNR, the Alabama Trappers and Predator Control Association, USDA Wildlife Services and Safari Club International. 

The educational workshops will provide instruction on the historical aspects of trapping, biological information about furbearers and furbearer management, and the proper techniques of using trapping as a sound wildlife management tool.

All workshops are limited to 25 participants. The youth workshops are recommended for ages 7 and up and are free. Youth ages 7-15 must be accompanied by an adult. Youth over 16 are not required to have an adult present, but it is recommended.

Registration for all workshops will be online at beginning Oct. 3. On the website go to the hunting page and follow the Trapping link to register.

Youth Trapping Workshops

December 2-4, 2016: Red Bay, AL (Franklin Co.)

December 2-4, 2016: Greenville, AL (Butler Co.)

December 10-11, 2016: Citronelle, AL (Mobile Co.)

December 16-18, 2016: Kinston, AL (Geneva Co.)

January 6-8, 2017: Greensboro, AL (Hale Co.)           

January 20-22, 2017: Scottsboro, AL (Jackson Co)

February 11-12, 2017: Pell City, AL (St. Clair Co.)

February 17-19, 2017: Spanish Fort, AL (Baldwin Co.) 

Adult Trapping Workshops

November 5-6, 2016: Hamilton, AL (Marion Co.)

February 25-26, 2017: Lowndesboro, AL (Lowndes Co)

The Lowndesboro workshop will be held at Southern Sportsman Lodge and a registration fee of $75 (payable to Southern Sportsman) includes one night’s lodging, two breakfasts, one lunch and one dinner. For more information on the Lowndesboro workshop, contact Richard Tharp at 334-347-1298.