Wisconsin's Cooperative Trapper Education Program is administered jointly by the Wisconsin Trappers Association (WTA) and the DNR.
Trapper education course information
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.
Register: Pre-registration is required.
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.
Often classes are offered in the same place and around the same time every year. You can get an idea of when and where 2012 classes occurred. Keep in mind, these are not guaranteed to occur every year, so be sure to check for classes in your area periodically to find the class closest to you.
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:
- Nicke Shumaker
Statewide Trapper Education coordinator