WTC 2023 Camp is now complete. Camp for 2024 is being planned and this page will be updated when registration is opened.
This course fulfills the mandatory trapper education requirements as part of the WCTEP curriculum in order to legally trap in Wisconsin. Camp starts on Friday evening and ends on Sunday afternoon. No young children (under 12y) or pets allowed. Cabins include bedding, bathrooms, showers, and kitchen area. Agenda for the weekend includes the full 12-hour trapper education course, a fur sewing evening where you’ll be taught to make a fur garment that you keep, a wild game feed to teach how to prepare and cook furbearer meat and other wild game, in-field trap setting and checking each day, regulations explanation from female wardens, and a full fur handling event where you’ll learn to properly skin, fleshing, and finish furs. The entire camp is taught by women instructors, and is a welcoming and safe environment to ask questions, learn hands-on, and build friendships that continue after camp is over.
Location of Camp:
W2540 Pickerel Creek Road
Tomahawk, WI 54487
PREPARATION (optional): Want to get a heads start? The WCTEP has created over 25 trapping videos for your viewing pleasure. If you want to get acquainted with traps and trap setting prior to class, visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuk8K2JqpNfGkRTk2v2YcKw/videos.
Jenna Malinowski (registration, waiting list, facility information, licensing, trapper education manual questions)
Alternative Planning Committee Contact:
Skye Defourneaux (media contacts, social media, camp curriculum, trailer, donations, raffles items)
Inaugural camp group photo from 2021 taken by Trapper's Post editor Mike Wilhite.
Photos from the Fur Sewing Night where campers are able to make various fur garments from start to finish from tanned furs donated by generous trappers.
Campers will leave with the knowledge and skills to sew their own real fur hat!
Campers will learn complete fur handling from skinning, fleshing, to stretch and drying all pelts.
Instructors will work right along side campers to teach all the skills needed for trapping and fur handling. All tools and supplies are provided at camp.
To ease into camp, attendees will be able to watch instructors demo all trapping methods while discussing regulations and important tips that are best learned hands on. Here, instructor Jenna teaches a group on water trapping.
Kaatz Bros Lures
Cumberland Trapping Supply
Fox Valley Wildlife Control LLC
Mark June Lures
Southern Snares and Supply
Tomahawk Live Trap
Top Lot Stretcher Co.
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, R3 Program
Shadows on the Wolf
National Wildlife Turkey Federation
Wisconsin Trappers Association Districts: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Fur Takers of America
Ed & Dawn Dubuque
Attendees will leave camp with tons of AWESOME SWAG from our very generous donors and sponsors!!