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Yellowhead County

Standard Trapping Course

The Standard Trapping course is your first step toward becoming a trapper. The course includes: instruction on the safe use of traps and other equipment, biology of furbearers, animal management, marketing and grading of furs, skinning and fur handling, as well as humane trapping techniques

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Standard Trapping Course
Standard Trapping Course

Time & Location

Dec 08, 2023, 9:00 a.m. – Dec 10, 2023, 4:00 p.m.

Yellowhead County, Range Rd 142, Yellowhead County, AB T7E 3N9, Canada

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About the event

The Standard Trapping course is your first step toward becoming a trapper. The course includes:

  • instruction on the safe use of traps and other equipment,
  • biology of furbearers,
  • animal management,
  • marketing and grading of furs,
  • skinning and fur handling, as well as
  • humane trapping techniques.

The Alberta Government refers to a Trapline as a Registered Fur Management Area (R.F.M.A). There are two kinds of trapping license's in Alberta:

  1. Registered License and
  2. Resident License.

A Registered License allows a trapper the right to trap a portion of Alberta and with that privilege the trapper may have a cabin to help with trapping activities. This is most commonly called a “trapline”. A trapper does not own the land but has the right to trap the fur on that portion subject to a five-year permit with annual renewals. The trapper cannot sell the land on which they trap, selling a trapline refers to the assets within that trapline.

The Resident License allows a trapper to trap on private property with the owner’s permission. This simply requires the consent of the landowner through a properly filled out government form called a WA 19A, available for download here, or at a Fish and Wildlife district office. Your Resident Trapping License number must be legible on the form. Many trappers choose this method of trapping and – subject to seasons – resident trappers can harvest most furbearers in the province.

Both Registered and Resident trappers are subject to the rules, regulations and seasons. A guide to these is found in the Alberta Trapping Regulations, which are published yearly.

  • The minimum age to take the course is 12, however, an adult in attendance must be assigned responsibility for any student under the age of 18.
  • The cost of the course is $399.00 and includes the Trapper Education Manual.
  • This does NOT include your lodging and meals - this is arranged and paid for by your own preference

Courses Run Friday, Saturday and Sunday BEGINS AT 9:00 AM

  • There is a minimum of 10 participants required to hold a course

 All participants must register directly with the Alberta Trappers Association online or by calling 780-349-6626 or via email: info@albertatrappers.com

What to Expect:

Accomodations nearby in Niton Junction (10 minutes) or Edson (20 minutes)

Nearest convenience store and grocery - Peers (5 minutes)

Please bring your own lunches

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