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
York Hollis - Buxton-Hollis Rod & Gun Club Shawn Sage (207) 329-7096 or buxtonhollisrodgunclub@gmail.com for questions/information.
Register online
July 18, 2018 6-9pm and July 28, 2018 8am-5pm
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 5:30-9:00 pm 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.