Trapper of the Year accolades

Photo courtesy of Randy Zarnke

Jaimie Kassman of Bethel was named as the Fabian Carey Trapper of the Year during the Alaska Trappers Association’s annual banquet in Fairbanks on March 18. Kassman runs a treatment center for troubled teens in southwest Alaska. In addition to his own extensive trapline, Kassman has developed a program to use trapping as a means to bring positive values to the lives of the young men under his care.