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Trappers’ Carnival this weekend

by Ben Clarke

The Kawartha Haliburton Trappers Association has announced the 37th Annual Trappers Carnival will be back this Saturday beginning at 9 a.m.

The Trappers Carnival, which will be held at the North Kawartha Community Centre, will feature all-day fur handling demonstrations by trappers of all ages, door prizes, games such as “Guess the Weight of the Beaver”.

There will also be numerous skills competitions including trap-setting, pelt preparation, nail-driving to name a few.

“Visitors can experience Canada’s rich fur harvesting legacy with 300 other guests and dozens of vendors to access services such as on-site knife sharpening, fur remodeling and repair, new and custom fur creations, trapper information and numerous vendors offering a variety of trapping and hunting-related equipment and supplies,” said fur harvester and public and media relations specialist Amber Dunford.

The event will run from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and parking and admission are free.

First held in 1976, the Trappers Carnival was introduced by the not-for-profit Kawartha Haliburton Trappers Association as a fun and interactive way to promote education and increase awareness about fur harvesting and trapping.

“The goal of the event is to promote responsible fur management and provide public education for those who are unfamiliar with the industry,” said Dunford.

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