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 Course - Duluth/Two Harbors (District 1)

Location: North Shore Community School, 5926 Ryan Rd, Duluth, MN
Class Date:  April 7th, 9th, 14th (and 16th if necessary)
Class Time:  7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Field Training Day:  TBA (dependent on scheduling)
Lead Instructor:  Shawn Johnson
Pre-Registration required:  Keith Pettis, Duluth Township Recreation Coordinator (218) 830-0052 or RecreationCoordinator@duluthtownship.org
 

Attention Online Students:  There are limited slots available you must pre-register to attend the field day 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 for confirmation when you successfully completed the written exam.



 Trapper Education Field Training - Aitkin (District 4)

Location:  Cuyuna Town Hall (North of Crosby)
Field Training Day:  Sunday, May 2, 2015
Field Training Time:  8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ??? (depending on number attending)
Lead Instructor:  Scott Brix and Joe Davis
Pre-Registration required to ensure seat:  Contact Scott (218) 670-0142 or Joe (218) 821-5881 
 

Attention Online Students:  There are limited slots available you must pre-register 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 you were instructed to print for confirmation when you successfully completed the written exam.



 Trapper Education Field Training - Owatonna (District 8)

Location:  Cumberland's Northwest Trapper Supply, 4707 Cedar Ave, Owatonna, MN
Field Training Day:  May 2, 2015
Field Training Time:  8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lead Instructor:  Bill Ruhland
You must pre-register as class size is limited.  Please call Cumberland's (507) 451-7607.
 

Attention Online Students:  There are limited slots available you must pre-register 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 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 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.