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Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Fish & Wildlife > Hunting & Trapping > Trapper Education Classes Trapper Education Classes

The Indiana Trapper Education and Safety courses can help prepare you for safe and successful trapping experiences. Each class provides information about the art of trapping furbearer animals; trap selection, preparation and maintenance; furbearer biology; scouting for furbearer signs; and fur handling. Rules and regulations, safety, sportsmanship and ethics as well as making successful trap sets for land and water are also covered. All courses have demonstrations and hands-on experience to enhance the learning process. The courses are offered free of charge.

At the end of each course, you can earn a trapper certification through the Indiana Outdoor Education Program. The courses are taught by personnel from the Indiana Divisions of Fish & Wildlife, Law Enforcement and members of the Indiana State Trapper’s Association.

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