Wisconsin Cooperative Trapper Education program to be held in Ashland Sept. 13, 16 and 17

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  1. By Northwest Region August 18, 2016

    Contact(s): Todd Naas, DNR wildlife biologist, 715-685-2914

    ASHLAND - The Wisconsin Trappers Association and Department of Natural Resources will offer a trapper education course at the Ashland DNR Service Center Sept. 13, 16 and 17.

    Trapper education courses serve as great introduction to trapping in Wisconsin. Students will learn more about furbearer identification and behavior, habitat requirements, trapping history, trapping techniques and placement, fur handling, trapping ethics, and trapping rules and regulations.

    Course dates are as follows:

    • Tuesday, Sept.13, 6-9 p.m.;
    • Friday, Sept.16, 5-8 p.m.; and
    • Saturday, Sept. 17, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Class size is limited to 25 students, and pre-registration prior to Sept. 9 is required. Cost for this course is $12. For more information, or to submit registration information, contact Todd Naas, DNR wildlife biologist, at 715-685-2914 or via email at [email protected].

    Those who did not purchase a trapping license in Wisconsin prior to 1992 are required to pass a trapper education course in order to trap in Wisconsin. Registration is $12 per student for both residents and non-residents. After completion of the course, residents will receive a 2016/2017 trapping license free of charge. Student with disabilities should specify any accommodations needed at the time of registration.

    For more information regarding trapping in Wisconsin, visit dnr.wi.gov and search keywords "trapper ed."

    Last Revised: Thursday, August 18, 2016