Trapper Education is mandatory for all first-time trappers and Problem Animal Control (PAC) Agents in order to apply for a Massachusetts trap registration number. A state issued trapper education certificate from any US state is accepted.

The MassWildlife Hunter Education Program offers 3-5 trapper education courses each year in different locations across the state. Courses are typically offered in the spring, summer and fall. You may need to travel a longer distance in order to attend this course. Upon successful completion, graduates will be mailed a Certificate of Completion recognized in all U.S. states.

Those who need to complete the home assignment for a class or wish to simply review material or explore course content have a free online option. The Association of Fish and Wildlife agencies offers a free North American Trapper Education course which covers the entire standardized curriculum for Trapper Education. 

2016 Trapper Education Courses

Courses

2016

Town

Location

Hours

Enrollment Information

October 4 & 15

(2 class sessions plus Independent Study required)

Concord

Concord Rod and Gun

74 Strawberry Hill Road

Directions

Oct 4 - 6:00pm-9:30pm

Oct 15 - 8:00am-4:00pm

To Enroll Call

508.389.7830

Handicapped Accessible

October 11 & 22

(2 class sessions plus Independent Study required)

Middleboro

Wankinquoah Rod & Gun Club

92 Pine Street

Directions

Oct 11 - 6:00pm-9:30pm

Oct 22 - 8:00am-4:00pm

To Enroll Call

508.389.7830

Handicapped Accessible