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.
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:
- John Irwin
Interim statewide trapper education coordinator