Government of New Brunswick
  • Description
  • Fees
  • Contacts
  • Overview

    All trappers born on or after Jan.1, 1980, 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 14 or 15 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 DNR Ranger 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)40.002012-02-21
      Course Fee (17 years and older)65.002012-02-21
      Trapper Education Manual10.002012-02-21
    Contact Email Location
    Fredericton
    DNR Regional and District offices
    South Tetagouche
    South Tetagouche
    Campbellton
    Skiff Lake
    Chipman
    Dieppe
    Doaktown
    Edmundston
    Edmundston
    Florenceville-Bristol
    Fredericton
    Fredericton
    Hampton
    Miramichi
    Miramichi
    Plaster Rock
    Richibucto
    Saint-Quentin
    St George
    Sussex
    Tracadie-Sheila
    Welsford