Course offers basic methods of harvesting furbearers and the preparation and marketing of pelts

PRATT – The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks’ (KDWP) Hunter Education section will offer a one-day furharvester education class on Saturday, Aug. 2. Students will gather at the KDWP Operations Office, 512 SE 25th Avenue, 2 miles east and 1 mile south of Pratt. The course will begin at 8 a.m. and run until 5 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

The course is designed to provide basic instruction concerning the ethical, safe, and selective hunting, trapping, and handling of furbearing animals and coyotes. The day will consist of both classroom and hands-on outside learning, including equipment preparation and furharvesting techniques. Students completing the course and final test will receive a Kansas furharvester education certificate.

Pre-registration is required by phoning the Hunter Education Section at 620-672-5911.