Minnesota Trappers Association
 2015 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 CERTIFICATIONS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE FOR THOSE INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE ELEVEN YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER AND / OR ARE MINNESOTA LIFETIME LICENSE HOLDERS.
Those under eleven years of age are not eligible for certification
in the MN Trappers Education Program.



 Trapper Education Field Training - Hibbing, MN (District 1)
Sponsored by MN Forest Zone Trappers Association

Location: Cary Lake Pavilion, east of Hibbing, MN
Class Date:  Saturday, September 19th
Class Time:  Beginning at 9:00 a.m.
Lead Instructor: Ray Sogard
Pre-Registration Required:  Contact Ray Sogard at (218) 969-3425

Instructors are limiting the minimum age of participants to twelve years of age.  On training day please remember to bring a bag lunch and weather appropriate clothing.  Parents of minor age students are encouraged to attend but not required. 

Attention Online Students:  Please remember to bring along your signed Student Registration/Parental Release Form and a copy of the Congratulations Page you were instructed to print for confirmation when you successfully completed the written exam.  



 Trapper Education Field Training - Tower, MN (District 1)

Location: DNR HQ Tower, 650 Hwy 169, Tower, MN
Class Date:  Saturday, September 26th
Class Time:  10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Lead Instructor: Rusty Wetzel
Pre-Registration Required: Please contact Russell Wetzel by email at rusty.wetzel@state.mn.us or (218) 753-2580 - Work or (218) 827-0187 - Home.  You must preregister to insure a seat as class size is limited to 20 individuals.  Please bring appropriate clothing, footwear and your own bag lunch.

Attention Online Students:  Please remember to bring along your signed Student Registration/Parental Release Form and a copy of the Congratulations Page you were instructed to print for confirmation when you successfully completed the written exam.  



 Trapper Education Field Training - International Falls, MN (District 1)

Location: Matt Hartzler Residence, 4361 Co. Rd #97, International Falls, MN
Class Date:  Saturday, September 5th
Class Time:  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Lead Instructor: Lloyd Steen and Matt Hartzler
Pre-Registration Required:  Contact Community Education Office at the International Falls High School -
(218) 283-2571.

Instructors are limiting the minimum age of participants to twelve years of age.  On training day please remember to bring a bag lunch and weather appropriate clothing.  Parents of minor age students are encouraged to attend but not required. 

Attention Online Students:  Please remember to bring along your signed Student Registration/Parental Release Form and a copy of the Congratulations Page you were instructed to print for confirmation when you successfully completed the written exam.  


 
 Trapper Education Field Training - Kimball, MN (District 5)

Location:  Kimball Rod and Gun Club, Kimball, MN
Field Training Day:  Sunday, September 13th
Field Training Time: beginning at 1:00 p.m.
Lead Instructor:  Pete Jonas
Pre-Registration Required:  Contact Pete Jonas (320) 236-2410; Dave Curtis (320) 363-7916 or Jerry Larsen (320) 444-8398.  You must preregister to insure a seat as class size is limited. 

thAttention Online Students:  Please remember to bring along your signed Student Registration/Parental Release Form and a copy of the Congratulations Page you were instructed to print for confirmation when you successfully completed the written exam.  Please bring hip or knee boots if you have them.



 Trapper Education Field Training - Lac qui Parle, MN (District 5)

Location: Lac qui Parle Wildlife Management Area Headquarters, Lac qui Parle, MN
Field Training Day:  Saturday, September 19th
Field Training Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Lead Instructor:  Walt Gessler
Pre-Registration Required:  Contact Walt Gessler prior to August 29th at (320) 226-8006 H) or (320) 752-4394 (W). 

Attention Online Students:  Please remember to bring along your signed Student Registration/Parental Release Form and a copy of the Congratulations Page you were instructed to print for confirmation when you successfully completed the written exam.  Please bring hip or knee boots if you have them.

Lac Qui Parle Trappers Education Course description 



 Trapper Education Field Training - New Ulm, MN (District 7)

Location: Brian Fischer Farm Site, New Ulm, MN
Field Training Day:  Saturday, September 19th
Field Training Time:  9:00 a.m  - 2:00 p.m.
Lead Instructor:  Brian Fischer (507) 276-6322
You must preregister to insure a seat as class size is limited. 

Attention Online Students:  Please remember to bring along your signed Student Registration/Parental Release Form and a copy of the Congratulations Page you were instructed to print for confirmation when you successfully completed the written exam.



 Important Information for Trapper Education Students

Enrolling in 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 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.