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Wisconsin's Cooperative Trapper Education Program is administered jointly by the Wisconsin Trappers Association (WTA) [exit DNR] and the DNR.

Trapper education course information

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Who: Completion of this course is a requirement for people who have not previously purchased a trapping license and who are not actively engaged in farming. It is recommended that students be at least ten years old.

When: Wisconsin Cooperative Trapper Education Program group classes are offered from March-October.

Cost: $12

Register: Pre-registration is required.

Class schedule

You MUST have a DNR Customer ID number prior to the start of class. A number can be acquired by calling 1-888-936-7463 between the hours of 7 a.m.-10 p.m.


Pre-Registration is REQUIRED.

We recommend searching for classes statewide to determine the closest class available to you as not all counties have classes available during a given year.

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Replacement trapper education certificates are available by contacting the Assistant furbearer ecologist, 101 S Webster St, PO Box 7921, Madison, WI 53707-7921, 608-261-6452.

A correspondence course is also offered. Contact Mike Widner, Correspondence course coordinator, at 608-356-3621 for details.

If you are enrolled in a course, you may download the manual to complete the required quizzes in advance.

Be sure to print the quiz pages and bring them with you to class where you will receive a hard copy of the manual to take home with you.

Contact information
For information about trapper education, contact:
Bryce Larson
WTA statewide trapper education coordinator
920-693-8734
Last revised: Friday August 29 2014