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Standard Trapping Course 
Instructor: Jason Parker

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

Standard Trapping Courses

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    Traditional Tanning Hair On Large Hides (waitlist)
    Time is TBD
    Location is TBD
    Time is TBD
    Location is TBD
    from sheepskins to elk rugs, this start to finish full instructional weekend will guide you though each step in the process of traditional brain tanning with hands on and fully interactive experience. Guided by Cher Reynen of Wildfibre Organic Tannery TM. / Prairie Rose Sustainable Skills Inc.
  • RSVP Baby Moccasins Class (waitlist)
    RSVP Baby Moccasins Class (waitlist)
    Time is TBD
    Niton Junction
    Time is TBD
    Niton Junction, Niton Junction, AB T0E 1S0, Canada
    Traditional leather baby mocs! this start to finish full instructional class will guide you through each step in the process of making leather baby moccasins.
  • RSVP Live Lambing Clinic (waitlist)
    RSVP Live Lambing Clinic (waitlist)
    Time is TBD
    Sangudo
    Time is TBD
    Sangudo, Sangudo, AB, Canada
    Come out for a day or night, at Frostad Farms, near Sangudo, AB, and participate in some live lambing. Learn in depth how to deliver lambs, the labor process, special health requirements of ewes and lambs, proper birthing and repositioning technique and how to avoid common mistakes.
  • RSVP Drum Making Class (waitlist)
    RSVP Drum Making Class (waitlist)
    Time is TBD
    Niton Junction
    Time is TBD
    Niton Junction, Niton Junction, AB T0E 1S0, Canada
    from rawhide to drum, this start to finish full instructional class will guide you through each step in the process of making rawhide and rawhide drums.
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