Minnesota Trappers Association
 2014 Trapper Education Classes



Attention Prospective Trapper Education Students
As it appears in the Minnesota Hunting and Trapping Regulations Handbook

Persons born after December 31, 1989, who have not been issued at trapping license in a previous year may not obtain a trapping license without a trapper education certificate.  The Minnesota Trappers Association will conduct trapper education courses statewide, free of charge to the participants, and issue certificates that satisfy this trapping license requirement.  Contact the MTA at http://www.mntrappers.org/ for class information. These courses include a mandatory field training portion that MUST be completed before certification.  Please plan to take certification courses well in advance of the fur trapping season.

2012 Minnesota Hunting Regulations




ATTENTION NON-MINNESOTA RESIDENTS

There apparently has been some confusion on the part of some non-residents regarding MN Trapper Certification.

At this time, non-residents of Minnesota are not permitted to trap in this state with or without a certification.  The only exception being those owning land in Minnesota are permitted to trap the land they own.  Although everyone is welcome to complete the Minnesota Trapper Education Course - it will have no bearing on non-residents being allowed to trap in Minnesota.



Trapper Education Course - Thief River Falls, Minnesota - District 2

Location: Pennington County Sportsmen's Club, Thief River Falls, MN
Class Dates:  April 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2014
Class Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Lead Instructors: Dana Klos (218) 689-7376
Pre-Registration required please contact Dana directly.
Attention Online Students: There are limited slots available and you must preregister with Dana for the Field Day in order to attend that portion.  Please remember to bring along your signed Student Registration/Parental Release Form (available on the website under In Field Training on the online course page) and a copy of the Congratulations page you were instructed to print when you successfully completed the written exam for confirmation. 



Trapper Education Course - Warroad, Minnesota - District 2

Location: Public Safety Building Meeting Room (Fire Hall), 804 Cherne Dr NE, Warroad, MN
Class Dates:  April 26, 2014
Class Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Field Day Training: TBA
Lead Instructors: Dana Klos (218) 689-7376
Pre-Registration required please contact Travis Mashak (218) 242-9637.
Attention Online Students: There are limited slots available and you must preregister with Dana for the Field Day in order to attend that portion.  Please remember to bring along your signed Student Registration/Parental Release Form (available on the website under In Field Training on the online course page) and a copy of the Congratulations page you were instructed to print when you successfully completed the written exam for confirmation. 



Trapper Education Field Day - Audubon, Minnesota - District 3

Sponsored by:  Cormorant Lakes Sportsman's Club
Location: Cormorant Lakes Conservation Center, 18587 Sportsman's Rd, Audubon, MN
Class Dates:  Saturday, June 14, 2014
Class Time: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Lead Instructors: Rick Julian
Pre-Registration required contact Rick Julian (218) 532-3025.

Attention Online Students:  There are limited slots available and you must preregister with Rick for the Field Day in order to attend that portion. Please remember to bring along your signed Student Registration/Parental Release Form (available on the website under In Field Training on the online course page) and a copy of the Congratulations page your were instructed to print when you successfully completed the written exam for confirmation.



Trapper Education Course - Andover, Minnesota - District 6 (Metro Area)

Location: Bunker Hills Activity Center, 550 Bunker Lake Blvd, Andover, MN
Class Dates:  Tuesday Evenings - April 8th, 15th and 22nd
Class Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Field Training Day:  Saturday, April 26, 2014
Field Day Location: TBA
Lead Instructors: Will Elliot
Pre-Registration required to ensure seat contact Will at (651) 387-0197

Attention Online Students:  There are limited slots available and you must preregister in order to attend. Please remember to bring along your signed Student Registration/Parental Release Form (available on the website under In Field Training on the online course page) and a copy of the Congratulations page your were instructed to print when you successfully completed the written exam for confirmation.



Trapper Education Field Day - Owatonna, Minnesota - District 8

Location: Cumberland's Northwest Trappers Supply, 4707 North Cedar Ave, MN
Class Dates:  Saturday, May 17, 2014
Class Time: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Lead Instructors: Bill Ruhland
Pre-Registration required to ensure seat contact Cumberland's (507) 451-7607.

Attention Online Students:  There are limited slots available and you must preregister in order to attend. Please remember to bring along your signed Student Registration/Parental Release Form (available on the website under In Field Training on the online course page) and a copy of the Congratulations page your were instructed to print when you successfully completed the written exam for confirmation.



Trapper Education Field Day - Montgomery, Minnesota - District 8

Location: Ruhland Residence, 600 4th Street NW, Montgomery, MN
Class Dates:  Saturday, May 31, 2014
Class Time: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Lead Instructors: Bill Ruhland - (952) 290-0400 (evenings)
Pre-Registration required please contact Bill directly.
Please Dress for the Weather!!

Attention Online Students:  There are limited slots available and you must preregister with Bill for the Field Day in order to attend that portion. Please remember to bring along your signed Student Registration/Parental Release Form (available on the website under In Field Training on the online course page) and a copy of the Congratulations page your were instructed to print when you successfully completed the written exam for confirmation.



 Important Information for Trapper Education Students

Enrolling in these traditional courses and/or participation at In Field Training activities, with a certified instructor, requires a signed Student Registration/Parental Release Form in order to attend.

Minor students are encouraged to have their parents sign this form and provide all requested information in advance; and bring this for the the first class or field day activity.  The alternative being the parent/guardian must attend initial class or field day with student in order to sign form and provide requested information.

Adult participants may fill out and sign the form on location.

Those without a signed form will not be permitted to continue with the class or field day activity, with a certified instructor, until the completed form has been received by the instructor.