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Survival Trapping & Game Processing Course


Survival Trapping & Game Processing
Course Details

Dates: TBD
Duration: 9am Sat - 4pm Sun
Location: Monroe, WA
Instructors: Alderleaf staff
Cost: $250
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survival trapping class

Learn survival trapping and game-processing techniques for emergency and long-term survival situations. Primitive trapping techniques were utilized by indigenous hunter-gatherers the world over as a means to procure food sustainably. Wild game is often the primary source of calories, fat, and protein in a wilderness survival situation, especially in winter.

This course course covers safety, ethics, construction, placement, and tracking techniques for trapping; as well as processing wild game (skinning, gutting, and butchering). The class includes practical hands-on practice with making primitive traps with carved sticks and natural plant fiber cordage. Instructors demonstrate processing game. Each participant makes several traps to test and take home.

The course also covers track & sign identification for wild game species. The class is a mixture of engaging presentations, demonstrations, and ample hands-on field practice.

In this course you will:

  • Learn how to build survival deadfall traps
  • Learn how to make survival snares
  • Build several survival traps to test and take home
  • Learn tracking skills for effective trap placement
  • Practice trap placement using non-lethal triggers
  • Learn how to make cordage and select trap materials
  • Gain experience with skinning and butchering game



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