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Trapper Education course offerings

Mandatory in Massachusetts for PAC agents and first-time trappers in order to apply for a Massachusetts Trap Registration Number

MassWildlife's Hunter Education Program offers trapper education courses each year in the spring and fall. You may need to travel a longer distance in order to attend this course.

Upon successful completion of the Massachusetts Trapper Education course, graduates are mailed a certificate of completion.

Trapper education course schedule

To enroll in a course, call (508) 389-7830
8 a.m.–4 p.m., Monday through Friday


Important note: You must attend all sessions listed for the location you enroll in to complete the course successfully.


Upcoming courses:

Location Details Status

Auburn Sportsmen's Club
50 Elm Street
Auburn, MA 01501
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Enrollment is CLOSED

2 session course with Independent Study
Mar 21: Canceled due to weather
March 27: 6:30pm–9:30pm New date!
March 31: 8am–5pm





Spencer Fish & Game Club
155 Mechanic Street
Spencer, MA 01562
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Enrollment is CLOSED

2 session course with Independent Study
Apr 25: 6:30pm–9:30pm
May 5: 8am–5pm









Resources for trapper education students

If you need to complete the homework portion for an upcoming Independent Study class, you can access the North American Basic Trapper course online (please be sure to print the course completion voucher from the online course, once complete, to bring to class).

You may also use this online course to serve as a refresher. 

Please note, just doing the online North American Basic Trapper course alone does NOT earn you a Trapper Education certificate. 


Additional Resources

Sign up for course notifications

If you are unable to find a course above that meets your needs, sign up for course notifications and we will notify you of all Massachusetts Trapper education courses when they open for enrollment. 

Need to complete Trapper education ASAP? A government-issued Trapper Education certificate from any U.S. State is recognized by Massachusetts. 


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