Trapper Education Course
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.
Must be at least 10 years of age.
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.
• 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.
|Fee Description||Rate in $||Effective Date|
|Course Fee (10-16 years)||40.00||2012-02-21|
|Course Fee (17 years and older)||65.00||2012-02-21|
|Trapper Education Manual||10.00||2012-02-21|
|DNR Regional and District offices|