Trap-release training

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Dave Pauli, director of Wildlife Innovations Humane Society, leads a two-hour trap-release awareness workshop in the Lovatt Room at the Pinedale Library Friday night. More than 20 people attended the hands-on class, where participants learned the mechanics of furbearer and predator traps, such as footholds, snares and conibear body restraints, baiting methods and how to release a stuck dog. Attendees took turns helping a plush husky named Trapper using the common dog leash method, zip ties, trapper’s tongs and a variety of cutting devices. Wyoming furbearer season began Oct. 1 but trapping of predatory species such as coyote, jackrabbit, porcupine, raccoon, red fox and skunk is legal year-round. Couldn’t make the class but want to learn more? Visit wyominguntrapped.org for more information and instructional videos.

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