Trapper Education Courses

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.

Androscoggin County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
No classes available at this time.
Cannot find a course for your area?
Contact the Regional Safety Coordinator for your area
or the Recreational Safety Division Office at (207) 287-5220.
Aroostook County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
No classes available at this time.
Cannot find a course for your area?
Contact the Regional Safety Coordinator for your area
or the Recreational Safety Division Office at (207) 287-5220.
Cumberland County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
No classes available at this time.
Cannot find a course for your area?
Contact the Regional Safety Coordinator for your area
or the Recreational Safety Division Office at (207) 287-5220.
Franklin County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
No classes available at this time.
Cannot find a course for your area?
Contact the Regional Safety Coordinator for your area
or the Recreational Safety Division Office at (207) 287-5220.
Hancock County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
No classes available at this time.
Cannot find a course for your area?
Contact the Regional Safety Coordinator for your area
or the Recreational Safety Division Office at (207) 287-5220.
Kennebec County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
Litchfield - Sportsman Club Arnold St Claire
(207) 268-3490
August 8, 2014
6 - 9 p.m.
and
August 17, 2014
8 - 4 p.m.
Knox County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
Hope - Beaver Lodge Vic Maccallum
(207) 975-4447
August 25, 2014
6 - 9 p.m.
and
September 20, 2014
8 - 4 p.m. at the Trapper Rendezvous at Windsor Fairgrounds
Lincoln County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
No classes available at this time.
Cannot find a course for your area?
Contact the Regional Safety Coordinator for your area
or the Recreational Safety Division Office at (207) 287-5220.
Oxford County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
Dixfield - American Legion Hall Pery Edwards
(207) 583-4322
July 22, 2014
6 - 9 p.m.
and
August 9, 2014
8 - 4:30 p.m. at the Maine Conservation School at Bryant Pond
Brownfield - Recreation Center, Route 160 Perry Edwards
(207) 583-4322
July 29, 2014
6 - 9 p.m.
and
August 9, 2014
8 - 4:30 p.m. at the Maine Conservation School at Bryant Pond
Bethel - 760 East bethel Road Peter Gerard
(207) 582-6303
August 23, 2014
8 - 11 a.m.
and
September 20, 2014
8- 4 p.m. at the Trapper Rendezvous at Windsor Fairgrounds
Penobscot County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
Brewer - Penobscot County Conservation Association Charlie Andrews
(207) 299-8903 - prefer registration by email: unionriver122@yahoo.com
August 15, 2014
6 - 9:30 p.m. and
August 24, 2014
8 - 4:30 p.m.
Piscataquis County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
Guilford - High School Guy Dow
(207) 876-2260
August 12 & 13, 2014
6 - 9 p.m. and
August 23, 2014
8 - 12 noon
Sagadahoc County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
Phippsburg - Sportsmen's Association
Reggie Read
(207) 442-8421
or register by email.
July 8, 2014
6 - 9 p.m.
and
July 26, 2014
8 - 4:30 at the Durham Rod & Gun Club
Somerset County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
No classes available at this time.
Cannot find a course for your area?
Contact the Regional Safety Coordinator for your area
or the Recreational Safety Division Office at (207) 287-5220.
Waldo County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
Brooks - Fire Dept RSU#3 Adult Ed
(207) 568-3426 or register online at: http://www.rsu3.maineadulted.org
August 26, 2014
6 - 9 p.m.
and
September 20, 2014
8- 4 p.m. at the Trapper Rendezvous at Windsor Fairgrounds
Palermo - Sheepscot Lake Fish & Game RSU#3 Adult Ed
(207) 568-3426 or register online at: http://www.rsu3.maineadulted.org
September 4, 2014
6 - 9 p.m.
and
September 20, 2014
8- 4 p.m. at the Trapper Rendezvous at Windsor Fairgrounds
Washington County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
No classes available at this time.
Cannot find a course for your area?
Contact the Regional Safety Coordinator for your area
or the Recreational Safety Division Office at (207) 287-5220.
York County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
Alfred/Lyman - Alfred Town Hall/York County Fish and Game
Bruce Martin
(207) 284-4692
August 22, 2014
6 - 9 p.m.
and
September 6, 2014
8 - 5 p.m. at the York County Fish and Game in Lyman