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Trapper Education Class Offered in Garrett County

Registration Deadline Sept. 13

Photo of pelts on display at educational eventThe Maryland Department of Natural Resources is holding a free trapper education class Sept. 21 at the Casselman Valley Sportsman Club in Grantsville. The class runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Anyone who wishes to obtain a permit to trap furbearers must first earn a certificate of trapper education. To pass this course and receive a certification card, participants must:

  • Bring the completed Maryland Trapper Education Workbook to class for instructor review;
  • Participate in trap handling/field exercises; and
  • Pass the 50-question written test with a score of at least 70%.

Participants under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Online registration is required by Sept. 13.

If a participant has any difficulty with reading, testing, or any other aspect of understanding the information in this course, special accommodations and assistance can be provided by notifying the instructor ahead of time.

More information about the Trapper Education Program, along with a copy of the Maryland Trapper Education Workbook, is available online. Additional questions can be referred to the western regional Wildlife and Heritage Service office at 301-777-2136.