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Youth Trapper Camp held in Beaver Creek


Havre Daily News/Ryan Berry

John Bergquam, of Buxton, Ore., holds up a beaver pelt and quizzes a group of young children on different types of fur during the 20th annual Beaver Creek Youth Trappers Camp Saturday at Camp Kiwanis south of Havre. Bergquam, along with other instructors, taught multiple classes about trapping, nature and outdoors survival.

Editor’s note: This version corrects how many years the Youth Trapper Camp has been held and what predators can be trapped.

This year, Youth Trapper Camp Inc., a non-profit organization, held its 20th Annual Youth Trapping Camp at Beaver Creek Park's Camp Kiwanis south of Havre to educate both youth and adults about humane, ethical trapping practices aimed toward nature conservation.

"That's part of the responsibility of being a good trapper," organizer Fran Buell said.

The camp took place Friday through Sunday and saw more than 150 people attend the camp, 76 children, 25 instructors, f...

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