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DNR to Host Trapper Education Class

Trapper education instructor explaining proper techniques

Trapper education instructor explaining proper techniques

When: Saturday, September 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Casselman Valley Sportsman’s Club, 8751 National Pike, Grantsville
Who: Furbearer Trappers
Cost: Free (Lunch $5)
Contact: 301-777-2136

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is hosting a one-day Trapper Education Class covering basic techniques, with a strong focus on the responsible treatment of animals, ethical trapper behavior, safety, selectivity and legal methods.

The course will consist of a short classroom session followed by a field session that will demonstrate proper trap handling and setting. A written test will be given at the end of the course. Participants who successfully complete the course and earn a passing grade on the exam will receive a DNR Certificate of Trapper Education and become eligible to obtain a Furbearer Permit, which enables them to trap in Maryland.

Interested participants must preregister and obtain a trapper education manual and student workbook prior to September 13. The student workbook must be completed and brought to the September 21 class for instructor review. Participants under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. To preregister, or for more information: call the Wildlife & Heritage Service Office in Cumberland at 301-777-2136 or go online.

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