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
Hodgdon - Fire Dept. Call (207) 538-6638 to Register
May 15, 2014
6 - 9 p.m. and
May 24, 2014
8 - 5 p.m. at the Presque Isle Fish and Game
Presque Isle - Fish and Game Call (207) 592-2516 to Register
May 16, 2014
6 - 9 p.m. and
May 24, 2014
8 - 5 p.m.
Frenchville - Black Bear Gun Club Call (207) 543-6394 to Register
May 17, 2014
6 - 9 p.m. and
May 24, 2014
8 - 4 p.m. at Presque Isle Fish and Game
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
April 25, 2014
6 - 9 p.m.
and
May 4, 2014
8 - 4 p.m.
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
Washington - VFW
Vic MacCallum
(207) 975-4447
or prefer email registration - include name, age, and phone number.

Registration begins April 1, 2014

April 29, 2014
6 - 9 p.m.
and
May 18, 2014
8 - 4 p.m. at Sheepscot Lake Fish and Game in Palermo
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
South Paris - Norway/Paris Fish and Game Clubhouse Fern Bosse
(207) 739-6070
July 8, 2014
6 - 9 p.m.
and
July 19, 2014
8 - 4 p.m.
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 Rt 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
Penobscot 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.
Piscataquis 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.
Sagadahoc 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.
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
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.
Washington County
Location
Contact
Date/Time
Colulmbia - Pleasant River Fish & Game Club
Pat Beal
(207) 546-7113
or
Paul Favolise
(207) 483-4779
May 7, 2013
6 - 9 p.m.
and
May 18, 2014
9 - 5 p.m.
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
2nd date and time to be announced