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 Regional Safety Coordinator for your area or 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.

Current Courses

County Location Contact Date/Time Info
Kennebec Windsor - Windsor Fairgrounds (Group 1) Mike Foster - (207) 446-4122 or Michael.j.foster@maine.gov for questions/information **FULL** September 18, 8:30am-4pm **FULL**


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Aroostook Presque Isle - Presque Isle Fish & Game Club Dan Robertson - (207) 592-9559 or acso208@gmail.com for questions/information. **FULL** September 12, 6pm-9pm & September 26, 8am-4pm **FULL**


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Knox Rockland/Windsor (Kennebec County) - Rockland American Legion (Day 1)/ Windsor Fair Grounds (Day 2) Jasmine Pomerleau - (207) 441-3270 or Jasmine.A.Pomerleau@maine.gov for questions/information August 20, 5pm-7pm (Rockland American Legion) & September 18, 8:30am-4pm (Windsor Fairgrounds)


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Kennebec Windsor - Windsor Fairgrounds (Group 2) Stephen Barr - (207) 446-4173 or Stephen.L.Barr@maine.gov for questions/information **FULL** September 18, 8:30am-4pm **FULL**


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Somerset Skowhegan/Windsor (Kennebec County) - Skowhegan Sportsman Club (Day 1) /Windsor Fairgrounds (Day 2) Craig Gerry - (207) 446-4249 or craig.i.gerry@maine.gov for questions/information August 17, 6pm-9pm (Skowhegan Sportsman Club) & September 18, 8am-4pm (Windsor Fairgrounds)


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Somerset Jackman - Jackman Hardware Sara Giroux - (207) 349-0977 or dennistown.sara@hotmail.com for questions/information September 19, 9am-12pm & October 10, 8am-4pm


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Waldo Palermo/Windsor (Kennebec County) - Sheepscot Fish & Game (Day 1)/Windsor Fair Grounds (Day 2) Rodney Glidden - (207) 485-0190 or sheepscotsafetyclasses@yahoo.com for questions/information August 31, 6pm-8:30pm (Sheepscot F&G) & September 18, 8am-4pm (Windsor Fair Grounds)


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