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 Augusta - Sportsman's Alliance of Maine Craig Gerry (207) 446-4249 or craig.i.gerry@maine.gov for questions/information.
Register online
August 7, 2018 5:30-9:00pm and final day September 15, 2018 8am-5pm at the Trappers Rendezvous, Windsor Fairgrounds

This is a homestudy course.

Somerset Solon - Solon Fire Station Mike Foster (207) 446-4122 for questions/information.
Register online
August 23, 2018 5:30-9pm and final day September 15, 2018 8am-5pm at the Trappers Rendezvous, Windsor Fairgrounds

This is a homestudy course.

Androscoggin Turner - Nezinscot Masonic Lodge Michael Mayo (207) 207 446-4125 for questions/information.
Register online
August 10, 2018 6-9pm and final day August 26, 2018 9am-5pm at Kingfield Town Hall, Kingfield

Must pre-register(Limited Space)

Franklin Kingfield - Webster Hall Kingfield Town Office (207) 265-4637 August 17, 2018 6-9pm and August 26, 2018 9am-5pm

Must pre-register(Limited Space)

Sagadahoc Richmond - Richmond Sportsman Association Reginald Read (207) 446-4271 or reginald.j.read@maine.gov August 16, 2018 6-9pm and final day September 15, 2018 8am-5pm at the Trappers Rendezvous, Windsor Fairgrounds
Waldo Palermo - 1579 Route 3 Rodney Glidden (207) 485-0190 or sheepscotsafetyclasses@yahoo.com August 14, 2018 6-9pm and final day September 15, 2018 8am-5pm at the Trappers Rendezvous, Windsor Fairgrounds
Aroostook Monticello - Wilderness Pines Lodge Stephen Wotton (207) 446-4293 September 5, 2018 6-9pm and September 15, 2018 8am-4pm

This is a homestudy course.

Somerset Jackman - Forrest Hills School Sara Giroux (207) 349-0977 September 15, 2018 6-9pm and September 30, 2018 8am-3pm
Waldo Waldo Palermo - 1579 Route 3 Rodney Glidden (207) 485-0190 or sheepscotsafetyclasses@yahoo.com September 5, 2018 6-9pm and final day September 15, 2018 8am-5pm at the Trappers Rendezvous, Windsor Fairgrounds
Sagadahoc Phippsburg - Phippsburg Sportsmenā€™s Association Dawn Wheeler @ RSU #1 (207) 443-8255 or dwheeler@RSU1.org for questions/information.
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October 16, 2018 6-9pm and October 21, 2018 8:00am-4:30pm