Traditions in Trapping & Big Bucks Event


The O’Brien County Conservation Board is offering a new twist to the biannual outdoor sporting event hosted at the Prairie Heritage Center.  This year the topic will focus on trapping.

The “Traditions in Trapping & Big Bucks” event will be held on Saturday, March 14 at the Prairie Heritage Center from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  This event should be of interest to the novice and experienced trapper as well as provide an introduction to the sport for those people interested in learning more.

The doors will open at 9:00 a.m.  Hunters who have a special buck are invited to bring their mounts out to the center for display.  From 9:00 – 10:00, staff will be accepting these trophies and displaying them for all to see on the walls in the center’s lower level.  This year the mounts will be for display only with no measurement or contest being offered.

Three special seminars are planned for the day.  At 10:00, Road Runner Snare will be giving a demonstration.  Lunch will be available for sale by the O’Brien County Pheasants Forever from 11:30 until 12:30.  At 1:00, Gene Purdy will give a demonstration about raccoons including information on both land and water trapping.  Finally at 2:30, a representative from Dakotaline trapping will give a presentation.

Also planned for the day, several vendors will have items for display and sale in the lower level of the center.  Stop by to check out their items.  There will even be raffle drawings for trapping equipment.  The winners will be announced at 4:00 p.m. but you need not be present to win.

Come out for part of the day or spend the entire day learning about the outdoor sport of trapping.