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 3-4 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 wish to prepare for a course, review learned material or simply explore course content have a free online option. The Association of Fish and Wildlife agencies offers a free online North American Trapper Education course which covers the entire standardized Trapper Education course. 

 

2015 Trapper Education Courses

Courses

2015

Town

Location

Hours

Enrollment Information

September 2 & 12

(2 class sessions)

Auburn

Auburn Sportsmen's Club
50 Elm Street
Directions

September 2: 6:30-9:00pm

September 12: 8:00am- 5:00pm

To Enroll Call

508.389.7830

 

September 9 & 19

(2 class sessions with independent study required)

 

Hadley

US Fish & Wildlife Service HQ
300 Westgate Center Dr
Directions 
(Photo ID needed for entry)

September  9: 6:00-9:30pm

September 19: 8:00am-4:00pm

To Enroll Call

508.389.7830

Handicapped Accessible

September 10 & 20

(2 class sessions with independent study required)

 

Hadley

US Fish & Wildlife Service HQ
300 Westgate Center Dr
Directions 
(Photo ID needed for entry)

September 10: 6:00-9:30pm

September 20: 8:00am-4:00pm

To Enroll Call

508.389.7830

Handicapped Accessible

October 7 & 17

(2 class sessions)

Auburn

Auburn Sportsmen's Club
50 Elm Street
Directions

October 7: 6:30-9:00pm

October 17: 8:00am-5:00pm

To Enroll Call

508.389.7830