Caught in a Trap in Fort St James
By 250 News
Monday, July 23, 2012 04:32 AM
Fort St James, B.C. – An innovative partnership is giving new life to trapping in the Fort St. James area.
Staff from Fort St James National Historic Site and members of the BC Trappers Association have been working together over the past few months to bring fur trade past and present practice to life in the two-hundred year old fort. Key members of BCTA locals in Prince George and Fort Fraser have been conducting beaver skinning demonstrations at both National Aboriginal Day and Canada Day festivities. Several additional trapper talks and skinning demonstrations are scheduled to occur on additional special events during the summer, giving rise to possible Trapper Education courses being delivered from Fort St. James and cross training for park interpreters working at the historic park.
FSJ Heritage Days, set for August 4th and 5th will offer the next opportunity for visitors to engage with the BC Trappers Association. Other activities will include restoration talks about how the heritage buildings were conserved, tomahawk throwing, flint knapping, black powder demonstrations and a lot more.
For more information about this, or other programs at Fort St James National Historic Site, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Call 250-996-7191. Website: www.parkscanada.gc.ca/fortstjames
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Hmmm, I wonder when the bleeding hearts are going to show up.
I'm not a bleeding heart but does it make sence to kill a beaver in todays world Felt hats and fur coats are long gone. So for what purpose do we need beaver pelts?
In Alberta, Beaver is an awesome bear bait.
Beaver meat is edible though for that you want to shoot them or trap them live.
Retired: Felt hats are hardly long gone. Best you talk to the smithbuilt guys in Calgary before you make a statement like that. A top quality beaver hat sells in the thousands. There are other countries making beaver felt hats as well. [http://www.smithbilthats.com/category/hat-vocabulary/western-0]