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    • Date: Aug 11, 2018
    • Time: 10am - 4pm
    • Location: Ffynnon Sacred Land, Vernonia, OR
    • Cost: $45

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.