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
York Hollis - Buxton/Hollis Rod & Gun Shawn Sage - INFO ONLY (207) 329-7096
Register online
July 17, 6pm-9pm & July 28, 8am-5pm
Oxford Bethel/Windsor (Kennebec County) - Neil Olson's/Windsor Fair Grounds Paul Favolise - (207) 483-4779 or littleriverrat@outlook.com August 17, 8am-11am (Neil Olson's) & September 21, 8am-4pm (MTA Rendezvous @ Windsor Fairgrounds)
Aroostook Fort Kent/Stockholm - Fort Kent Town Office/North Lakes F.D. Dan Robertson - (207) 592-9559 or acso208@maine.rr.com August 09, 6pm-8pm (Fort Kent) & August 24, 8am-4pm (Stockholm)
Aroostook Presque Isle/Stockholm - Presque Isle Fish & Game/North Lakes F.D. Dan Robertson - (207) 592-9559 or acso208@maine.rr.com August 12, 6pm-8pm (Presque Isle) & August 24, 8am-4pm (Stockholm)
Kennebec Augusta/Windsor - Sportsman's Alliance/Windsor Fair Grounds Mike Foster (207) 446-4122 for questions/information.
Register online
August 14, 5:45pm-9pm (Augusta) & September 21, 8am-4pm (MTA Rendezvous @ Windsor Fairgrounds)
Cumberland Gray/Windsor (Kennebec) - Fish & Wildlife - Gray Office/Windsor Fair Grounds Stephen Barr (207) 446-4173 for questions/information.
To register email Stephen.L.Barr@maine.gov
September11, 6p-9p (Gray F&W) & September 21, 8am-4pm (MTA Rendezvous @ Windsor Fairgrounds)
Sagadahoc Phippsburg/Windsor(Kennebec County) - Phippsburg Sportsman/Windsor Fair Grounds Reginald Read - (207) 442-8421, 446-4271, or reginald.j.read@maine.gov August 14, 6pm-9pm (Phippsburg) & September 21, 8am-4pm (MTA Rendezvous @ Windsor Fairgrounds)
Sagadahoc Richmond/Windsor (Kennebec County )- Richmond Sportsman/Windsor Fair Grounds Reginald Read - (207) 442-8421,(207) 446-4271, or reginald.j.read@maine.gov September 8, 6pm-9pm (Richmond) & September 21, 8am-4pm (MTA Rendezvous @ Windsor Fairgrounds)
Somerset Skowhegan/Windsor (Kennebec) - Skowhegan Sportsman/Windsor Fair Grounds Craig Gerry - (207) 446-4249 or craig.i.gerry@maine.gov for questions/information.
Register online
August 12, 5:30pm-9pm (Skowhegan) & September 21 8am-4pm (MTA Rendezvous @ Windsor Fairgrounds)
Somerset Jackman - Sky Lodge Conference Center Craig Gerry - (207) 446-4249 or Craig.i.gerry@maine.gov for questions/information.
Register online
August 8, 5:45pm-9pm & August 25, 1pm-8pm