Minnesota Trappers Association
 Education


In accordance with State law:

Persons 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.  The Minnesota Trappers Association will conduct trapper education courses statewide, free of charge to the participants and issue certificates that satisfy this trapping licence requirement


 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


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.


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.


For a list of Trapper Education Courses offered statewide click here

Enroll in the Online Trapper Certification Course

 Laws and Ethics

 For Youth Trappers

 Other Educational Resources