UP Trappers group to meet in Hermansville

Bob Steinmetz’s partner Doug Zajdel shows a day’s catch of muskrats.

HERMANSVILLE — District 3 of the U.P. Trappers Association will meet at the Wildwood Restaurant at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in Hermansville.

Members will pick up trash along the highway and then proceed to the Anderson Sportsman’s Club for the regular meeting at about 6:30 p.m.

Bob Steinmetz, who has been trapping for around 48 years, will be giving a muskrat trapping demonstration that will be geared to beginning trappers of all ages, especially targeted toward youngsters.

Muskrats and the possible mink caught while muskrat trapping are among the easiest of animals to catch and also the fur-handling for these two animals is something beginners can catch on to fairly quickly.

Steinmetz will show everyone where to look for muskrats, how to know for sure that muskrats are there, how to catch them, what traps and equipment to use, use of lure and bait, how to trap humanely, and the importance of not over-trapping an area.

For more information contact Roy Dahlgren at trapperroy@outlook.com or 906-399-1960.