New Brunswick Trapper Education
A Trapper Education course is one of the
most important steps that a new trapper can take before setting a trap. Many
things are learned from these courses other than just trapping. Ethics, wildlife
management, survival techniques, trapping tools, history of trapping, fur
handling are just a few additional subjects taught at trapper education courses.
Even if you have trapped before and are just getting back into it, you could
benefit from the course. Techniques and traps have changed as well as traps
legal to use, these courses are great refreshers, even for the experienced
trapper. Many of the courses may also include demonstrations on pelt handling,
trapping demos and other informational sessions that can only enhance your
|All trappers born on or after Jan.1, 1981, and all first-time trappers acquiring a Fur Harvester's Licence must
first complete a Firearm Safety/Hunter Education course and Trapper Education course.
Individuals acquiring a Minor Fur Harvester's Licence do not require a Trapper Education course.
you want to find out about a trapper education course in your area, contact
your Department of Natural
Resources & Energy office or your
Trappers Council for upcoming courses.
Once you have completed
your trapper education course, don't forget to join the New Brunswick Trappers
& Fur Harvesters Federation. The NBTFHF works for all trappers to improve
and enhance fur harvesting and trapping in New Brunswick.