Coyote Foothold Workshop
October 26th-27th, 2019
Mortlach, Saskatchewan

Located in the sandy rolling hills near Mortlach, Saskatchewan – Floyd and Al will spend two days with you helping master the art of foothold trapping.  Practice makes perfect, learn the techniques that both instructors use and what they have found to bring more fur into their shed each year!

This workshop is focused on you, the trapper. Understand canine behavior, observing terrain and “hot spots”, know where to set and with what, and then actually travel the terrain and put your education to use.  You will travel throughout the pasture along with each instructor to give you step by step approach at fast and effective sets.

This workshop is located within a community pasture.  There is a shop that will protect you from the elements – Rain or shine, the class will go on.   Breakfast and lunch are provided both days and supper will be included on Saturday.  Class will run as late as you want to keep learning and doing.

Our Instructors

Al Killoh
Al KillohInstructor, Director Region 15
25+ years Trapper and Snareman
Personal instruction from Slim Pedersen (NTA Hall of Fame trapper, author and just general coyote god), Ted Gilliland (who’s best day footholding 23 coyotes, best season 500 coyotes & 385 fox – all in prime fur season, all in Saskatchewan & all caught with foot holds), Mark June (owner/creator of Mark June lures and former teacher at the Fur Takers of America Trappers College), Rusty Johnson (Owner/operator of Rusty Johnson Lures and full time ADC specialist), Tom Krause (bobcat/marten trapper, author and has worked for the American Trapper magazine & National Trappers Assoc.)
Trapping education instructor in Saskatchewan.
Long history as a fur buyer and custom skinner throughout his career.
Floyd Hendrickson
Floyd HendricksonInstructor, Education Coordinator
44+ years Trapper and Snareman
Trapping education instructor for 11 years
Predation Specialist through SCIC
Participated in workshop involving instructors from across Canada
Successful seasons 100+ coyotes
Trapping all variety of species – wolf, coyote, etc.

Great question!  There are a couple of options:

Primitive camping available on site for free. (Recommended)– If you are wanting to bring a tent or a camper, please feel free to do so.  There are no dump stations or fill stations available on site, so please ensure your tank has water before arriving.- We will have a cold water wash station (no shower) available for use.

Pilgrim Inn – Caronport, SK  (306) 756-5002
 10 minutes away is a hotel with limited space.  Due to a sporting event in Regina, accomodations across the trans Canada are filling up.- We have secured 9 rooms at a special rate of $99/night + taxes (Held until October 15th – Saskatchewan Trappers Association).- If you are planning on attending the course alone and would be interested in sharing a room, please let us know and we will inform any other attendee who has the same interest.

Hotels in/around Moose Jaw– Bring your spouse and/or family for the weekend and let them tour the sights and entertainment that Moose Jaw has to offer! We can connect trappers to carpool if interested (25 minute drive).


Bring your own gear.
We want you to feel comfortable using the tools that you have.  It doesn’t have to be fancy, it just has to work.

If you don’t have any gear – that’s okay too!  Just let us know and we will supply you with a basic trap pail that will get you through the weekend.

Don’t bring any traps, stakes, or lures as we will be supplying our own.  Just the gear you use to put a set into the ground.

Bring appropriate clothing.
This could be fantastic weather, or it could be raining… or even snowing?!   Either way, lets be prepared.  Bring what you need to stay warm and dry throughout the days.  The class may run into the evening depending on who wants to learn, so comfortable clothing, gloves, and shoes/boots are key.


Bring a chair.
We will have some sessions inside and while we’re eating.  Pack your lawn chair along.

Bring your enthusiasm!
This experience is all about being confident in your sets at the end of the weekend.  The only way we’re going to achieve this is to get your hands in the dirt and start making sets.


Do I need to bring any food? 
Only if you think you would like to.  Meals are included in the workshop, but you’re welcome to pack some snacks or drinks along during the day.


In order to ensure a direct and hands on experience, seats are limited.

Workshop cost, including meals:
STA Member: $300
Non-Member: $325

Not a member?  Interested in joining?  Click Here


A non-refundable deposit of $150 is required to hold your place.   Cheque (Saskatchewan Trappers Association) or Etransfers (payable to [email protected]) accepted.

Any questions:

Al Killoh
[email protected]