learn to make and set primitive survival snares and deadfall traps. Survival trapping animals, insects, birds, and fish have been a mainstay for humankind's survival for millennium. Add to your survival skill set with one or Two-Day Intro Survival Trapping class.
Intro Primitive Survival Trapping - Oregon
Date: May 29, 2021
Location: Florence Oregon
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Emphasis is on building a solid foundation in the ‘art of primitive survival trapping’ lecture and field study.
This one-day Oregon trapping course focuses on the use of trapping in a primitive survival situation. We will learn to make simple but successful primitive traps. Traps are used to harvest wildlife for food in an emergency survival situation.
Survival trapping is important to short and long-term survival. Knowledge and understanding of what trap to use and where to set it trains for success.
Snares are traps that use a slipknot, or noose made from plant fiber or wire, that when tripped tightens around the animal's neck and chokes it quickly.
- Deadfalls are traps that use a heavy weight like rocks or logs to crush the animal.
- You will be learning how to make and set primitive traps for survival purposes only.
- We do not trap animals on this course.
Traps can kill indiscriminately. We have a responsibility to domestic animals and wildlife. When practicing with traps, do not leave set traps unattended. It's your responsibility to understand and follow all local, state, and federal game trapping laws.
Fun Fact. Some plants hunt using special ways to trap their food such as the Cobra Lily A native plants that traps insects to eat.
Intro Survival Trapping - Oregon
Courses are held south of Florence, OR. Florence is an hour's drive west of Eugene and three and a half - hours north of Medford. And a three and a half-hour drive south of Portland. For Bend and Central Oregon, however, expect 3 to 4 hours.
- Driving directions, gear list, course forms, specific to your class are provided upon registration
- Camping and meals are not provided
- First day start time 8:40 AM - end time 4:PM
- No smoking
- No dogs or pets of any kind allowed on camp premises or in vehicles
- Leave No Trace: pack it in and pack it out
Not available on site. See area accommodations for Camping, Honeyman Memorial State Park, Lagoon Campground, Darlings Marina & RV Resort are the closest. Motel accommodations in and around Florence OR. 97439, and Dune City.
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Oregon Survival School Courses
- emergency shelter
- the bow drill
- animal tracking
- visual man tracking
- winter outdoor survival training
- useful edible and medicinal native plants
- introduction to survival trapping