The New York Trapper Education Course is required to purchase a trapping license in New York. This course teaches the necessary safety techniques and responsibilities as a trapper when setting traps to catch wild game.
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Home Study Course
Register for a Trapper Education Home Study Course
Both parts of a home study course listed below must be completed. Students
should sign up and register for this type of course prior to starting the homework.
Part 1 - Complete a portion of the course on your own
(will take at least 8 hours to complete).
Refer to the Trapper Education Manual (PDF) (5mb) and complete the Trapper Education Homework Worksheet (PDF) (235KB). If you prefer a hard copy, the manual and worksheet can usually be picked up at the address noted on the course schedule listing.
Part 2 - Attend a field session led by an instructor.
You must attend the entire field session on the date(s) and at the location
indicated on the course schedule listing. The completed homework worksheet
must be brought to the field session.
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