Trapping seminar set for Saturday

Carl Meissner

Carl

Meissner

REED CITY -- Not too many sportsmen are still trappers but Barryton’s Carl Meissner is among those who still enjoy the sport.

Meissner starts in earnest in late October in zone 2 and water trapping starts Nov. 1. Zone 2 is north of M-20 while zone 3 is south of it.

“Most of the water trapping gets done in November and early December, typically,” Meissner said. “I like to get out in the beginning of November.”

Meissner said a free trapping seminar is set for the Mecosta County Rod & Gun club on Saturday, Sept. 11. It's located off of M-20 four miles west of the village of Mecosta.

It will start 9 a.m and end at 2 p.m.

“Most of the trappers giving the sessions are the experienced ones from the area who have trapped coyotes fox, beaver and other animals for the last 30 plus years,” Meissner said. “We expect another good turnout. It’s done by trappers trying to make it available to anybody who wants to learn and have a better understanding of trapping and anyone who wants to see different techniques and tricks to capture their target species.

“We discuss the heritage of trapping and (discount) some of the falsehoods Hollywood has propagated. We help keep some of the nuisance animals in check.”