Trapper Education

A trapper education course teaches participants how to responsibly trap furbearing animals and provides a foundation of knowledge upon which to build. Topics in the 10 hour course include proper trapping equipment and use, responsible trap setting, the importance of good wildlife management practices, and habits and traits of furbearers. Students must pass a written exam. All Trapping Educations Courses are homestudy courses. Homestudy requires attendance at all sessions as well as study at home, in order to receive your certificate.

Total = 10 Hours

  • Fur Management = 1 Hour
  • Tools of the trade = 2 Hours
  • Trap Setting = 1 Hour
  • Handling Animals = 1 Hour
  • Laws and Landowner Relations = 2 Hours
  • Field Exercise = 2 Hours
  • Exam = 1 Hour

New courses will be posted below as they become available.

Can't find a course for your area? Contact the Recreational Safety Division Office at (207) 287-5220.

When registering either by telephone or email, please be sure to include your full name, telephone number, and which course, date and location you are signing up for.

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Current Courses

County Location Contact Date/Time Info
Somerset Jackman - Jackman Hardware and Sporting Goods Sara Giroux - (207) 349-0977 or dennistown.sara@hotmail.com for questions/information **FULL** July 24, 9am-12pm & August 14, 8am-4pm **FULL**


Register online Course is FULL

Penobscot Brewer - PCCA (Penobscot County Conservation Association) Charles Shaffer (207) 446-4132 or Charles,B.Shaffer@maine.gov for questions/information **FULL** July 17, 9am-3pm **FULL**


Register online Course is FULL