Minnesota Trappers Association

 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


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.

 Instructor Certification Course 

Do you wish to help our youth by instructing them in the proper procedures and ethics of trapping. Then the MTA could use you.  Click on the above Instructor Certification Course link, and you will find all the information needed for you to become a certified instructor for the MTA.

 Student Trapper Certification Course Information

To comply with Minnesota state law, those born after December 31, 1989 who have not been issued a trapping license in a previous license year may not obtain a trapping licence without a trapper education certificate.  To satisfy this requirement, please click on the Student Certification Course Information link.