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
Androscoggin Turner/Kingfield (Franklin County) - Nezinscot Masonic Lodge (Turner)/Kingfield Town Office (Kingfield)
Register online
September 11, 6pm-9pm (Turner) & September 22, 9am-5pm (Kingfield)
Franklin Kingfield - Kingfield Town Office Kingfield Town Office - (207) 265-4637 September 13, 6pm-9pm & September 22 9am-4pm
Aroostook Monticello - Wilderness Pines George Hurteau - (207) 538-4500 October 02, 6pm-9pm & October 12, 9am-5pm
Aroostook Oakfield/Monticello - Smoki-Haulers (Oakfield)/Wilderness George Hurteau - (207) 538-4500 October 03, 6pm-9pm (Oakfield) & October 12, 9am-5pm (Monticello)