Eastern Lebanon County High School FFA Class

Mel and Butch Herr visited the Eastern Lebanon County High School (ELCO) FFA Class, Lebanon Co, PA. We actually had 2 classes: 1 from 7:30 to 8:30 in the morning, and 1 from 1:30 to 2:30 in the afternoon. We gave 2 trapping books and 2 dvds to the school library. We set up tables with tanned fur, traps and educational literature from both KIFE and the PTA. I talked about each of the furbearers that can be trapped in PA and shared regulations regarding trapping.


pic 1 Butch Herr talking to students about trapping
pic 2 Butch Herr talking about different lures used in trapping.
pic 3 Butch Herr showing off different furs.

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Bermudian Springs Intermediate School Wetlands Day 2016

Alan Eppleman and Frank Mohn of the PTA and Jerry Pickel of KIFE talked to approx. 150 intermediate school students at their annual “Wetlands Day”. We explained how wetlands and furbearers were all connected and about the life history of the animals. The brochure “WHY WE TRAP” was handed out to the students.
Pictures by Jerry Pickel


Pic 1 Alan Eppleman talking about furs to the students.
Pic 2 Frank Mohn talking about traps to the students.

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Pioneer Days at Sugar Creek Elemanary School

On May 6, 2016 Don and Tim Himes attended the Sugar Creek Elementary School’s  annual Pioneer Days and talked to the students about how the use of fur contributed to the exploration of North American and how the exportation of wild fur was one of the first items sent abroad.

Pic 1 PTA District 1 and KIFE banner with table full of fur.
Pic 2 Tim Himes showing off the furs.
Pic 3 Don Himes talking to the school students.

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North Orwell Trap Collectors meet May 6, 2016

On May 6, 2016, KIFE was represented by Butch Bornman at the annual trap collectors meet in North Orwell, PA.

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Northern Lebanon Middle School and High School Envirothon

Mel and Butch Herr went to the Northern Lebanon High School for a combined Middle School and High School Envirothon Class, Lebanon County, PA.  We set up 2 tables with traps, furs and educational literature from KIFE and the PTA.  I gave the teacher 2 trapping books and 2 dvds on trapping furbearers.  The class was well attended and 1 student and the envirothon teacher signed up for the Lebanon County Trapper Training School on Aug. 27th.

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District 3 12th Annual Banquet

On April 23rd, at the 12th Annual Banquet hosted by District 3, Jerry Pickle presented John Stemmler the coon board signed by all the current and previous KIFE board members.

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Jonestown Elementary Envirothon Class

Mel and Butch Herr set up our display at the Jonestown Elementary Envirothon Class which is part of the Northern Lebanon School District in Lebanon Co., PA.  The students were 4th and 5th graders and they were extremely attentive and asked a lot of questions.  I think the best part for them was being able to handle all the tanned furs.  Our granddaughter was in this class which made it extra special for us.  Educational material was handed out from KIFE and the PTA.  I also gave the teacher 2 trapping books and 2 dvds for the library

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Palmyra Middle School Arts and Crafts Festival

Butch Herr attended the Palmyra Middle School Arts and Crafts Festival located in Lebanon County, PA. Butch set up 2 tables with tanned fur, various traps, educational pamphlets. Approximately 200 students were in attendance. A lot of interest was shown by the students and many questions were asked. I was particularly surprised by the interest by the teaching staff that stopped by the table. I handed out a lot of literature and hopefully educated some people of the importance of trapping and furtaking.

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Monroeville Outdoor Show 2016

Don Himes and Tim Himes of KIFE helped man the PTA District 3 booth
at the Monroeville Outdoor Show Feb 17-19, 2016. The brochure
“WHY WE TRAP” was handed out to the people attending the show.
Pictures by Don Himes and Tim Himes.
Pic 1 Don Himes talking about furs.
Pic 2 PTA District 3 booth with KIFE banner.
Pic 3 Tim Himes manning the booth.

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Great American Outdoor Show Harrisburg, PA 2016

On Feb 6 – 14, 2016 Pete Ellerman from KIFE along with a long list of members from the PA Trappers Assoc. worked the PTA booth at the Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, PA. A good time is always had rubbing elbows with the general public and the outdoors men and women of the state of PA.

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