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By Andi Bourne

Release Clinic offers information and tools for pet owners


October 28, 2021

Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

Local trapper and instructor Bob Sheppard demonstrates how to release a snare locked on his wrist.

SEELEY LAKE – Standing behind a table with all kinds of different traps, trapper Bob Sheppard ask if anyone had ever done any trapping. Only a few people raised their hands. However, everyone raised their hand when he asked if people had used a mouse trap.

"That is all these are, a tool, just like a screw driver for an electrician," Sheppard said. "There are different sizes for the different animals. We have a variety of animals out there. You don't use a mouse trap to catch an elephant or an elephant trap to catch a mouse."

Sheppard, a 60-year trapper who lives near Ovando and is the cha...

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