Trapper Education

COVID-19 Guidance Checklist: Recreational Safety Courses

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 North Berwick - N Berwick Rod & Gun Stephen Barr 446-4173 or Stephen.L.Barr@maine.gov for questions or infomation **FULL** April 17, 9am-1pm **FULL**

Course is FULL

York North Berwick - N. Berwick Rod & Gun Stephen Barr - (207) 446-4173 or Stephen.L.Barr@maine.gov for questions or information. **FULL** May 15, 8am-12pm **FULL**

Course is FULL

Piscataquis Willimantic - Big Pine Gun Club Charles Shaffer 446-4132 or Charles. B.Shaffer@maine.gov for questions/information
Register online **FULL**
April 03, 8am-1pm **FULL**

Course is FULL

Kennebec Augusta - Sportsman's Alliance of Maine Mike Foster - (207) 446-4122 or Michael.J.Foster@maine.gov for questions/information April 10, 8:30am-4pm


Register online

Waldo Palermo - Sheepscot Lake Fish & Game Jasmine Pomerleau - (207) 441-3270 or Jasmine.A.Greenleaf@maine.gov for questions/information **FULL** March 27, 8am-3:30pm **FULL**

Course is FULL