Minnesota Trappers Association
 2016 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.



Trappers Education Field Training MTA Convention - August 11-13

Location:  Ottertail County Fairgrounds, Fergus Falls, MN
A list of qualifying demonstrations is available on the webpage; and a checklist is available at the entry gate and MTA Booth upon request.

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



Trappers Education Field Training - Virginia, District 1

Location:  Iron Range Retriever Club, 5029 Hwy 7, Virginia, MN
(Ben Niemi Trial Grounds - located on Hwy 7; 2.8 miles south of the junction of Hwy 169 and Hwy 7)
Field Training Date: Saturday, September 24, 2016
Field Training Time:  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Lead Instructor:  Bert Highland and Frank Brula
Pre-Registration required:  Bert Highland (218) 848-2382 or Frank Brula (218) 742-1608

Attention Online Students:  There are limited slots available and you must preregister in order to attend the field day.  Please remember to bring along your signed Student Registration/Parental Release and a copy of the Congratulations page you were instructed to print when you successfully completed the written exam for confirmation.



Trappers Education Course and Field Training - Park Rapids, NE District 3, SE District 2

Location:  Frank White Elementary School, 401 Huntsinger Ave, Park Rapids, MN
Class Dates:  August 15, 17, and 18, 2016
Sign posted outside entrance on east side of school.
Class Time: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Field Training Date: Saturday, August 20, 2016
Lead Instructor:  Steve Bayman (218) 652-2570 and Larry Martinson (218) 547-3388
Pre-Registration required:  contact Jill Dickenson, Park Rapids Community Education (218) 237-6600

Attention Online Students:  There are limited slots available and you must preregister in order to attend the field day portion as well.  Please remember to bring along your signed Student Registration/Parental Release and a copy of the Congratulations page you were instructed to print when you successfully completed the written exam for confirmation.



Trappers Education Field Training Session
MFZTA Convention, Proctor, MN (Near Duluth)

Trapper Education Practical / Hands on Class
Saturday, August 20, 2016
MFTZA Convention at the South St. Louis County Fairgrounds in Proctor, MN
Registration will begin at 8:45 a.m. and class will begin at 9:30 a.m.  Plan on being there until 4:00 p.m.
Pre-registration is required - contact Ray at (218) 969-3425.
This class along with the written portion is required in order for you to become certified with  the state so you can purchase a trapping license.
Parents and Grandparents are welcome.
This is no charge for this class and a lunch will be served.



 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.