Learn to make and set primitive survival snares and deadfall traps. Trapping animals, insects, birds, and fish have been a mainstay for humankind's survival for millennia. Add to your survival skill set with the Two-Day Intro Survival Trapping class.
Intro Primitive Survival Trapping - Oregon
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Emphasis is on building a solid foundation in the ‘art of primitive survival trapping’ lecture and field study.
This two-day Oregon trapping course focuses on the use of trapping in a primitive survival situation. We will learn to make simple but successful primitive traps. Traps are used to harvest wildlife for food in an emergency survival situation.
Survival trapping is important for short and long-term survival. Knowledge and understanding of what trap to use and where to set it to train for success.
- Deadfalls are traps that use a heavy weights like rocks or logs to crush the animal.
- You will be learning how to make and set primitive traps for survival purposes only.
- We do not trap animals on this course.
Snares are traps that use a slipknot, or noose made from plant fiber or wire, that when tripped tightens around the animal's neck and chokes it quickly.
Traps can kill indiscriminately. We have a responsibility to domestic animals and wildlife. When practicing with traps, do not leave set traps unattended. It's your responsibility to understand and follow all local, state, and federal game trapping laws.
Fun Trapping Fact
A native plant that traps their food is the Cobra Lily. The plants draw in their prey by using a unique way to trap them. A native plant that traps insects, first to digest and then to eat.
Intro Survival Trapping - Oregon
- Driving directions, gear list, start time, and forms specific to your class are provided upon registration
- No smoking
- No dogs or pets allowed on camp premises or in vehicles
- Leave No Trace: pack it in and pack it out
Location and accommodations
The Oregon Survival School operates out of two primary privately owned locations.
Check under DETAILS at the top of the page for class locations.
- Coast Camp: is near Florence in an old-growth Sitka Spruce forest with wetland and lake habitat.
- Cascade Camp: near Oakridge is a mixed conifer Douglas Fir forest with streamside, wetland, and meadow habitats.
Welcome to Coast Camp! It is located approximately one hour's drive west of Eugene. Camping is not available on-site. Please see area accommodations for the closest camping including Honeyman Memorial State Park, Lagoon Campground, and Darlings Marina & RV Resort. There are hotel accommodations in and around Florence OR., 97439, and in Dune City.
Welcome to Cascade Camp! Tent and car camping are available onsite at Cascade Camp. We are located approximately one hour's drive east of Eugene, near the community of Oakridge, OR. 97463