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
Somerset Jackman - Forrest Hills School Sara Giroux (207) 349-0977 September 15, 2018 6-9pm and September 30, 2018 8am-3pm
Sagadahoc Phippsburg - Phippsburg Sportsmen‚€™s Association Dawn Wheeler @ RSU #1 (207) 443-8255 or dwheeler@RSU1.org for questions/information.
Register online
October 16, 2018 6-9pm and October 21, 2018 8:00am-4:30pm
Piscataquis Willimantic - Big Pine Gun Club Charles Shaffer (207) 446-4132 September 12, 2018 6-9pm and final day September 30, 2018 8am-3pm at Forrest Hills School in Jackman
Cumberland Scarborough/Phippsburg - Cabela‚€™s/Phippsburg Sportsman Club Steve Barr (207) 446-4173 or Stephen.L.Barr@maine.gov October 12, 2018 6-9pm and October 21, 2018 8:00am-4:30pm