Trapper Education Classes & Field Training Sessions


Please print the PDF files listed below to advance to Field Training activities with the required paperwork.

for certified instructors only

Forms Needed for In-Field Training:

for non-certified instructor use

for non-certified instructor use

for non-certified instructor use

Trapper Classroom Instruction

The MN Trapper Education Manual is available for free download and the final exam portion may be completed online at any time.

Please see the 'Events' tab for the most recent Trapper Classes and Field Training Sessions

Trapper Education In-Field Training Sessions

The following In-Field Training Sessions are listed in date order from the earliest to the latest:

Trapper Education Field Training Session: District 8 – Owatonna, MN

Where: Cumberland’s Northwest Trappers Supply, Owatonna, MN

When: Saturday, May 6th

Time: 8 am – Noon

Note: To get a count, please call us to let us know if you will be attending at: 507-451-7607

Trapper Education Field Training Session: District 5 – Kimball, MN

Where: Kimball Rod and Gun Club, 9837 Willow Creek Rd., Kimball, MN

When: Sunday, September 17th, 2023

Time: 9am – 3pm

Attendees should complete the online trappers education course found on the MN Trappers Association website prior to the field day and bring the certificate of completion to the field day.  Attendees under 18 should bring a signed parent consent form found on the MTA website.  The class is FREE and will satisfy the DNR requirements for being able to get a trappers license.  Bottled water will be provided and attendees should bring a bag lunch. To register for the field day or have questions call instructors Matt Akerson (320) 894-4997 or Pete Jonas at (320) 309-9382.

Attention online students: There are limited slots available, and you must pre-register to attend the fieldwork portion. Please remember to bring your signed Student Registration/Parental Release Form and a copy of the ‘Congratulations’ page you were instructed to print when you completed the written exam for confirmation.

Trapper Education Field Training Session:

District 1 – Mountain Iron, MN

 Where: Iron Range Retriever Club Ben Niemi Trial Grounds

              5029 Hwy. 7

              Mountain Iron, MN

When: Saturday September 23, 2023

Time: 9am – 3pm

Lead Instructor: Bert Highland

Attendees must complete the online portion of the Trapper Education Course on the Minnesota Trappers Association website at prior to this field day and bring their certificate of successful completion to the session. Attendees under age 18 must also bring the signed parental consent form as well. All forms can be found on the MTA website. The class is free to all attendees.  Refreshments and lunch will be provided ( water, hot-dogs, and chips). Students must pre-register by calling Bert Highland at (218) 600-7585.

Important Information for Trapper Education Students:
Enrolling in traditional courses and/or participating in In-Field Training activities with a certified instructor requires a signed Student Registration/Parental Release Form to attend. Minor students are encouraged to have their parents sign this form, provide all requested information in advance, and bring this for the first class or field day activity. The alternative is that the parent/guardian must attend the initial class or field day with the student to sign the form and provide the requested information. Adult participants may fill out and sign the form on location.

Students without a signed form will not be permitted to continue with the field day activity with a certified instructor until the instructor has received the completed form.

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