National Trappers Association Expo Opens in Missoula
The National Trappers Association has brought its outdoor expo to western Montana for the first time.
The Missoulian newspaper reports the largest gathering of trappers in the West opened Friday at the Missoula County Fairgrounds. The two-day Western Regional Trapping and Outdoor Expo is expected to attract some 700 outdoor enthusiasts from 10 western states and Canada.
Tamara Masterson of the National Trappers Association says it is a chance for young people to learn about the heritage of trapping. Experts from across the West are holding workshops on snare making and other skills. Trap-setting contests and a skillet toss also are on the agenda.