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Trapper Education Field Classes Listing

Minnesota Trappers Association
2018 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  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.

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.


Note: Those under eleven years of age are not eligible for certification in the MN Trappers Education Program.

The following classes are listed in date order; from the earliest to the latest:
Trapper Education Course Thief River Falls Area- District 2
Classroom Location: Thief River Falls Public Library
102 1st Street East
TRF, MN 56701
Dates:  October 10 and 11, 2018
Time:   4:00 pm - 8:00 pm (attendance required both days for classroom instruction)
Lead Instructor:  Dana Klos (218) 689 7376
 102 1st St E, Thief River Falls, MN 56701

Trapper Education Field Training Session - Thief River Falls Area - District 2
Field Training Location: Pennington County Sportsmen's Club
                                                19929 140th Ave NE
                                                 TRF, MN 56701
Date:  Saturday,  October 13th 2018
Time:  8:00 AM - 1:00 PM (may run later depending on number attending)
Lead Instructor:  Dana Klos (218) 689-7376
Pre-Registration required - please contact Dana directly.

Attention Online Students:
There are limited slots available and you must preregister in order to attend the fieldwork portion.  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.

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