June 24, 2017
Primitive Traps and Snares and Weapons, Oh My!
Saturday, June 24
10am – 4pm
If you needed to find food in the woods, could you do it?
Learn the skills to effectively, easily and ethically capture animals for food, just as our ancestors did for hundreds of thousands of years. This ain’t no book learnin’! Everything I teach is a skill that I’ve used to provide for my family in the wilderness of Idaho, Montana, Utah and British Columbia. I have over 30 years experience in trapping since learning as a child.
The skills we’ll cover include:
Reading animal tracks, trails, scat and markings
Choosing the proper location for a trap or snare
Types of primitive traps and snares for mammals and birds
Making actual traps on site with available natural materials
Trapping ethics, spirituality and killing
Use of the rabbit stick for hunting small animals
Quick arrows and spears
Effective and humane killing methods
No animals will be harmed during this class and all traps will be disarmed at the end of class.
Trapping was the primary means of procuring meat for the tribe, with hunting requiring greater energy expenditure with less certain success. Traps work for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Location: TBA (an easy drive from Portland)