NYDEC Trapping Course

  • Saturday, September 23, 2017, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

This course is required for learning the necessary safety techniques and responsibilities as a trapper when setting traps to catch wild game.

Homework and Study Materials

All Trapper Education Courses require the completion of homework prior to attending the course.

Proof of completed homework must be brought to the session led by an instructor. The homework may take several hours to complete.

The Trapper Education Homework Worksheet and the Manual can be found on the DEC website at http://www.dee.ny.gov/outdoor/92274.htmI

If you prefer a hard copy, the manual and worksheet can usually be picked up at most DEC Wildlife offices (Cost:Free) or by contacting Daryl Lehman at lehmandaryl89@gmail.com.

Course Topics Covered:

  • •Trapping safety and techniques
  • •Techniques to avoid catching non-targeted species
  • •Prepare pelts to produce marketable furs
  • •Laws and regulations of trapping

Age Restrictions / Requirements:

None.(Note: When purchasing a trapping licenses,non-residents must be at least 16-years old.There is no age restriction for New York State residents).

Course Length:

Minimum of 8 hours

What to Bring:

  • Your own Lunch
  • Pencil
  • Something to take notes on

Trapper Education Certificate:

Students must pass a final exam of 40 questions with a score of 80%. After successful completion of the course, students will receive a Trapper Education Certificate of Qualification, which is required for purchasing a first-time trapping license in New York State.




Kathleen Lehman
4-H Program Educator


CCE-Lewis County
5274 Outer Stowe Street
Lowville, New York 13367