The Erie County Trappers awarded Jr. Trapper Kurtis Schenk with the SGT. Daniel Shaw Memorial Youth Award at our Christmas Party at Hamburg Rod & Gun. This honor is presented to the young trapper who shows dedication and commitment to the goals of ECTA, just as Sgt. Shaw did to the very end of his life.

Kurtis received the Herb Eble Award in 2022 after he attended Pat Arnold’s Youth Trapping Camp at Rushford. He returned to camp in 2023 as the only Jr. Mentor. With family support, he is on his way to becoming a life-long trapper.  Congratulations!

Kurtis is pictured with Danny’s father and Lifetime member Ron Shaw.