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.
|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.
|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|