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Trap Release Workshop – Free Live Webinar

Trap Release Workshop Webinar

What you learn in this workshop may save your pet’s life.

With furbearer trapping season just around the corner, starting October 1st, the Wyoming Untrapped team is happy to announce that our highly requested Trap Release Workshop will be offered once again this year. In response to recent COVID-19 safety concerns, WU has worked diligently to offer this workshop virtually so that our communities will be safe, prepared, and educated this trapping season. Most importantly this event is completely FREE!

A properly set trap is very difficult to see and most are baited. It is legal for trappers to set an unlimited number of traps on public lands, including on popular, heavily used hiking trails. Trapped pets may have only minutes to live once caught. More than 80 dogs have been reported trapped and 10 have been reported killed in Wyoming since 2000. Trappers are not required to report trapped pets and in the wake of the trapping incident, pet owners may choose not to report as well. We fear the true numbers are much higher.

To Register for this Webinar, CLICK HERE.

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

Win a raffle prize!

Webinar participants will get the chance to win a copy of The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy, a book that spells a universal language of coexistence.

Meet instructor Dave Pauli – Director, Wildlife Innovations Humane Society (US)

Melissa GrooDave Pauli started his animal career in 1979 by starting a wildlife conflict resolution business in Madison, Wisconsin called Humane Animal Controls, Inc. Since then he also served as a superintendent of animal control (Billings Animal Shelter), a bi-county Humane Society in Eastern Washington (Tri-Cities) and for the past 30 years as a field responder/manager for The Humane Society of The United States. Dave has responded to domestic animal/exotic/wild animal projects in all 50 states and in Taiwan, Russia, Sri Lanka, Haiti, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Trinidad, Canada, Turks & Caicos, Costa Rico, Vieques, Culebra, St Johns, Molokai, and a seaborne rescue ship. Dave currently works on remotely solving wildlife conflicts, but also responds to natural disasters and participates in chemical immobilization and immunocontraception projects for deer. He also participates in volume capture projects for prairie dogs, and feral dogs and cats for translocation or spaying. The remainder of his time is allocated to helping all HSUS, Humane Society International and the Wildlife Land Trust with field projects or programs. He is an HSUS point person on wild pigs, prairie dogs, beavers, turtles and tortoises, pigeons, trapping issues and wildlife contraception. Dave began teaching trap-release workshops with us in 2013.

About Wyoming Untrapped

Wyoming Untrapped promotes trapping reform through education and advocacy for Wyoming’s people, pets and wildlife. We envision a future where inhumane trapping is unimaginable.

This workshop was made possible through the generosity of our supporters, the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, Old Bill’s Fun Run, and caring individual donors all over the country. We are grateful for every single one of you.

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