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Basic Trapper Education Classes

The basic trapper education class is a half day, free course offered through the hunter safety program in partnership with the North Carolina Wildlife Resource Commission.  The course consists of an online class/test that is required to pass before attending the field portion.  You will need to bring the online certificate to the field portion when you sign in to get your certification, card, and patch.  The field portion will take place from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. and will provide an opportunity for students to see in-the-field demonstrations of land and water sets and fur handling by experienced trappers.  Some of the topics covered in the basic course include: trapping regulations, trapline safety, furbearer species, traps and equipment, variations of sets, fur handling, and Best Management Practices (BMPs):

NCWRC and the NCTA will be hosting their trapper education courses across the state at the following locations and times.  Please sign up online.

Pre-registration is required:


February 4, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Camp Raven Knob

266 Raven Knob Road

Mount Airy, NC  27030

Instructors:  Robert Newsome

April 29, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Wake County Wildlife Club

1313 Coley Road

Durham, NC  27703

Instructors:  Dan Hunt, Jimmy Pierce, Todd Menke


May 20, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Landmark United Pentecostal Church

208 Landmark Place

Lexington, NC  27292

Instructors:  Dan Hunt, Terry Marsh, Todd Menke


May 20, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Marion Fish Hatchery

645 Fish Hatchery Road

Marion, NC  28752



Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education

1401 Fish Hatchery Road

Pisgah Forest, NC  28768


June 17, 2017 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Chatham County Wildlife Club

Wildlife Road, Bear Creek, NC 27207

Instructors: Jimmy Pierce, Todd Menke, Harold Dorsett



Jones Lake State Park Office

4117 NC 242

Elizabethtown, NC 28337


For more information on the Basic Trapper Education courses offered by NCWRC and the NC Trappers Association contact:

Todd Menke, Education Coordinator

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