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Trapper Education courses

Mandatory in Massachusetts to apply for a Massachusetts Trap Registration Number

Completion of a Trapper Education course is mandatory in Massachusetts for Problem Animal Control (PAC) agents and first-time trappers who wish to apply for a trap registration number.

Using both classroom work and field training, students receive instruction on best management practices for trapping furbearers, the proper use of traps, furbearer identification, trapping laws, ethics, and landowner relations.

All courses are FREE of charge and open to the public.

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

Facility Dates & Times Status
N/A N/A We are sorry. There are no Trapper Education courses being offered in Massachusetts at this time. Please check back in the early spring.

Trapper education courses are typically offered in the spring and fall and require students to attend a 2-session course and complete a homework assignment.

As soon as Trapper Education courses are opened for enrollment, this page will be updated. In the meantime, we recommend that you sign up to be notified of upcoming Trapper Education courses.

Do you need to take Trapper Education ASAP?

A government-issued Trapper Education certificate from any U.S. State can be used to apply for a Massachusetts Trap Registration number.

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