Becoming a trapper

Becoming a trapper means more than just capturing animals, it’s a way of developing a unique understanding of, and involvement with, nature.

There are more than 250,000 licensed trappers in North America. For most, trapping is a way to maintain a wilderness heritage, engage with wildlife, and sometimes supplement their income

If you are interested in becoming a trapper, the first step will be to take a training course to learn about modern conservation methods and how to use new, humane trapping systems. Only then will you be able to purchase your trapping license and join this elite group of “practicing conservationists”.

For information about training courses in your area, contact your state or provincial trappers association or wildlife department.


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