Lisa Collins: (603) 271-3214
Sean Williamson: (603) 536-1290
Jane Vachon: (603) 271-3211
June 18, 2007
Trapper Education Classes Available
CONCORD, N.H. -- If you need a trapper education class this year, sign up for one of several classes available around the state. Classes will be held in Swanzey (June 30); Springfield (July 14); Warner (August 5); and Berlin (September 22). For specific course locations, click here and scroll to the bottom of the page. Additional listings will be posted on this page as they become available. To register for one of the Trapper Education sessions, call Lisa Collins at (603) 271-3214.
"Individuals who want to get a first-time trapping license, and people who have taken or want to take the Wildlife Control Operator class, need the Trapper Education component to be certified," said Sean Williamson, Trapper Education Coordinator for the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. "Don't wait until the trapping season is in full swing this winter to look for a class, because that's not when we generally offer them!"
Trapper Education is required for all first-time trapping license holders in New Hampshire. The trapper education course teaches participants how to responsibly trap furbearing animals and provides a foundation of knowledge about trapping. Topics in the 8-hour class include proper trapping equipment and use, trapping laws, responsible trap-setting, the importance of good wildlife management practices and habits and traits of furbearers. There is an emphasis on hands-on experiences throughout the class, with field experiences on trapping equipment (including trap preparation and tuning), land sets, water sets, fur handling and trapline safety. Students must pass a written exam.
Trapper education is made possible by the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act.
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