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 Shawn Sage - INFO ONLY (207) 329-7096
Register online
May 1, 6pm-9pm; May 5, 8am-5pm
Sagadahoc Phippsburg - Phippsburg Sportsmen‚€™s Association Jennifer Breau - INFO ONLY (207)443-8255 or jbreau@rsu1.org
Register online
April 17, 6pm-9pm & April; 28, 8:30am-4:30pm
York Hollis - Buxton/Hollis Rod & Gun Shawn Sage - INFO ONLY (207) 329-7096
Register online
July 17, 6pm-9pm & July 28, 8am-5pm
Waldo Palermo - Sheepscot Lake Fish & Game Rodny Glidden - (207) 485-0190 or sheepscotsafetyclasses@yahoo.com April 15 6pm-9pm & May 19 8am-7pm
Waldo Brooks/Palermo - Brooks Fire/Sheepscot Lake Fish & Tammy Leach (Adult Ed) 568-3426 or tleach@rsu3.org April 24 6pm-9pm (Brooks ‚€“ day 1) & May 19, 8am-4pm (Palermo ‚€“ day 2)
York North Berwick - North Berwick Rod & Gun Steve Barr - (207) 446-4173 or Stephen.L.Barr@maine.gov June 07, 6pm-9pm & June 15, 8am-4pm
Washington Columbia -Pleasant River Fish & Game Paul Favolise - (207) 483-4779 or littleriverrat@outlook.com May 15, 6pm-9pm & May 26, 9am-5pm
Piscataquis Willimantic - Big Pine Gun Club Charles Shaffer - (207) 446-4132 or charles.b.shaffer@maine.gov April 26, 6pm-9pm & May 04, 8:30am-4pm