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
Hancock Castine - Maine Maritime Academy Paul Favolise (207) 483-4779 or March 22; 5pm-8pm & March 30; 8am-4pm
York Hollis - Buxton-Hollis Rod & Gun Shawn Sage - INFO ONLY (207) 329-7096
Register online
May 1, 6pm-9pm; May 5, 8am-5pm
Sagadahoc Phippsburg - Phippsburg Sportsmenā€™s Association Jennifer Breau - INFO ONLY (207)443-8255 or
Register online
April 17, 6pm-9pm & April; 28, 8:30am-4:30pm
Aroostook Monticello - Wilderness Pines Lodge George Hurteau - (207) 538-4500 April 03, 6pm-9pm & April 13, 8am-4pm
York Hollis - Buxton/Hollis Rod & Gun Shawn Sage - INFO ONLY (207) 329-7096
Register online
July 17, 6pm-9pm & July 28, 8am-5pm