Government of New Brunswick

Overview

All trappers born on or after Jan.1, 1981, and all first-time trappers acquiring a Fur Harvester's Licence must first complete a Firearm Safety / Hunter Education course and Trapper Education course.

Eligibility

Must be at least 10 years of age.

Description

Individuals acquiring a Minor Fur Harvester's Licence do not require a Trapper Education course. Minor fur harvesters are not permitted to carry a firearm unless they are 12 years of age, have passed the Firearm Safety / Hunter Education course, and are accompanied by a person 19 years of age or older who has an appropriate firearms licence. The course consists of a minimum of 17 hours of instruction time and is normally taught in evening sessions plus a Saturday and Sunday. In some cases, the classroom course is followed by an optional field day.

Topics are:

• History of trapping
• Fur harvesting and wildlife management
• Wildlife diseases
• Trapper's ethics and responsibilities
• Safety and survival
• Preparing to trap
• Fur harvesting regulations
• Trapping tactics
• Carcass disposal, fur storage, marketing and shipping
• Future of fur harvesting

For course schedules and registration information please contact your closest ERD District Office.

Fees

Unless otherwise specified, Fees exclude the harmonized sales tax (HST).

Fee DescriptionRate in $Effective Date
YYYY-MM-DD
  Course Fee (10-16 years)40.002003-08-23
  Course Fee (17 years and older)65.002003-08-23
  Trapper Education Manual10.002003-08-23
Contact Information Email Location
Fredericton
DNR Regional and District offices
South Tetagouche
South Tetagouche
Campbellton
Dieppe
Doaktown
Hampton
Edmundston
Florenceville-Bristol
Fredericton
Fredericton
Miramichi
Miramichi
Chipman
Plaster Rock
Richibucto
Saint-Quentin
Welsford
St George
Sussex
Tracadie
Skiff Lake