The Future Of Fur-taking

Modern day society forgets what founded the West and North Dakota as well, the fur-trade. Hard to argue about the history, but the future of fur-taking needs more emphasis. And here’s one way:

Fur Harvester Classes Scheduled in Bismarck, Jamestown

The North Dakota Cooperative Fur Harvester Education program is sponsoring fur harvester education classes in Bismarck and Jamestown for anyone interested in learning about trapping or furbearer hunting.

The free 16-hour course is set for Bismarck Aug. 17, 18 and 21 at the Game and Fish Department’s main office. The class in Jamestown will be held Sept. 14, 16 and 18 at the Game and Fish district office.

Students will learn about traps, trapping and snaring techniques, furbearer biology and fur care. A field day provides students with the opportunity to make a variety of land, water and snare sets.

Upon completion, graduates are issued a certification card that is recognized by any state requiring trapper education prior to purchasing a license.

Anyone interested in signing up for the class should access the Game and Fish Department website at, click on the online services link, and “online course enrollment” under the hunter education heading.