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Trapper Education Classes Offered Throughout WisconsinSubmitted: 04/13/2012

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SUGAR CAMP - For people looking to learn the art of trapping, classes are forming throughout the Northwoods.

The Wisconsin Cooperative Trapper Education Program is hosting the event.

Tomorrow's class is an advanced one-day instructional held at the Sugar Camp Town Hall.

Mike Kortenhof is the teacher and says there are a lot of ways to get involved in trapping over the next few weeks.

But his class teaches people more than just trapping the animal.

"You're going to learn a lot about the laws," Kortenhof says. "You're going to learn about the animals, about the habitats. We try to teach you how many animals you should take out of an area. That goes back into the ethical part of it again. Just because you can trap 50 rats out of one pond doesn't mean you should trap them all."

This bill is supposed to give counties a consistent approach to zoning standards and cannot restrict by more than what the Wisconsin D-N-R's standards outline.

Tiffany says the bill helps people who have sub-standard lots, or lots that were legal at the time but aren't legal now.

It also lets people improve their home beyond 50 percent of its value.

"We believe people should be able to repair and maintain their homes up to whatever value they choose to," Kortenhof says. "It doesn't allow expansions but it dose allow people to repair and maintain their homes."

The law will be published Monday.

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