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 - 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:  10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Lead Instructor:  Bert Highland and Frank Brula
Pre-Registration required:  Bert Highland (218) 848-2383 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  Field Training - International Falls,  District 1

Location:  Matt Hartzler Residence, 4361 Co Rd 97, International Falls, MN
Field Training Date: Saturday, September 24, 2016
Field Training Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Lead Instructor:  Matt Hartzler and Lloyd Steen
Pre-Registration required: 
All interested participants must contact International Falls Community Education at 218-283-2571,  Ext. 186 - Barb Johnson or Ext. 109 - Jenny Vohler and receive information required for inclusion in this two part class.  Part 1 is an on-line course (mntrappers.org ) and Part 2 is a trapper instruction field training day.

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 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 - Detroit Lakes Area,  District 3

Location:  Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, 36713 Co Hwy 26, Rochert, MN
Course Dates/Time: September 10th and 11th; 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Field Training Date/Time: September 11th;  11:00 a.m. to approximately 3:00 p.m.
     (depending on number attending)
Lead Instructor:  Josh and Amanda Campbell
Pre-Registration required:  (218) 849-3764 or (218) 849-3765 or mailto:%20anjcampbell@msn.com

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 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 - Kimball,  District 5

Location:  Kimball Rod and Gun Club, 9837 Willow Creek Rd, Kimball, MN
Date: Sunday, September 18, 2016
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Lead Instructors: Pete Jonas - (320) 236-2410; Jeremy Eickhoff - (320) 241-7549;
    Artie Barnes - (320) 221-2121; Matt Akerson - (320) 599-4481
Pre-Registration required:  contact any of the lead instructors listed above

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 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 - New Ulm,  District 7

Location:  Brian Fischer farm site, 55458 Cty Rd 21, Courtland, MN
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2016
Time:  9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Lead Instructor:  Brian Fischer
Contact: Brian Fischer (507) 276-6322

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 - Lewiston, MN  District 8

Location:  Terry & Josie McElmury's Residence, 25104 Cty Rd 12, Lewiston, MN
Date: Sunday, September 18, 2016
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Lead Instructor:  Terry McElmury
Contact: Please contact Terry before 9 p.m. at  (507) 523-2316

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 and a copy of the Congratulations page you were instructed to print when you successfully completed the written exam for confirmation.



 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.