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.

Current Courses

County Location Contact Date/Time Info
Penobscot Newport - Nokomis High School RSU 19 Adult Ed - (207) 368-3290 or snowinski@rsu19.net to register **FULL** June 11, 9am-3pm **FULL**

Course is FULL

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


Register online

Washington Columbia - Pleasant River Fish & Game Paul Favolise - (207) 483-4779 for questions/information June 11, 9am-5pm


Register online Online or Workbook/manual must be completed to attend