Trapper Education course offerings

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

Current trapper education course schedule

The MassWildlife Hunter Education Program offers 3-5 trapper education courses each year in different locations across the state. 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 US states.

LEE: 2 session course + Independent Study starting September 19th

Location Schedule Course status
Lee Sportsmen's Club
565 Fairview St, Lee MA 01238

Tue, Sept 19: 6pm–9pm
Sat, Sept 30: 8am–2:30pm
Student must attend both dates

Course started


HADLEY: 2 session course + Independent Study starting September 20th

Location Schedule Course status

USFWS Northeast Regional Office
300 Westgate Center Dr, Hadley MA 01035
Handicapped accessible

Wed, Sept 20: 6pm–9pm
Sun, Oct 1: 8am–2:30pm
Student must attend both sessions

Course is full

Resources for trapper education students

Those who need to complete the home assignment for a class or wish to simply review material or explore course content can access the North American Basic Trapper course online.

Additional resources are available on AFWA’s Furbearer management page including documents on Best Management Practices for trapping in the US.

Notify me if a course opens in my area

To be notified of upcoming classes in your general area, please fill out the course notification form or call the Hunter Education Office at (508) 389-7820, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.



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