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 Field Training Qualification Demos - MTA Convention, Barnum, MN

Location: Minnesota Trappers Association Convention 2014
                  Carlton County Fairground - 3370 Front Street, Barnum, MN
Convention Dates: August 1 - 3, 2014

Attention Online Students: Demonstration schedule available at the gate.  Sign off sheets must be picked up at MTA Booth on convention grounds. 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 and Field Training - MFZTA Convention, Embarrass, MN

Location: Minnesota Forest Zone Trappers Association Convention 2014
                  Embarrass Area Fairground - Timber Hall, 4855 Hwy 21, Embarrass, MN
Convention Dates: August 8 - 10, 2014
Class Time: 9:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (on site registration begins at 8:30 a.m.)
Pre-Registration encouraged please call Ray (218) 969-3425

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 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. Call Ray to reserve a spot for you.



Trapper Education Field Training - Park Rapids, Minnesota - SE District 2 / NE District 3

Location: Frank White Elementary School, 401 Huntsinger Ave, Park Rapids, MN
Class Dates: August 11, 13 and 14, 2014
Signs posted outside entrance on East Side of School
Class Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Field Training Day:  Saturday, August 16 - 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Lead Instructors: 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 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. 




 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.