Trapping certificate courses

12/27/15 @ 9:58 AM
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USER since 6/8/07
I live in ozaukee county and want to take a trapping saftey course. Does anybody know of any in the SE Wisconsin area? Are there any online courses? Very poor info on the DNR website
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1/19/16 @ 10:42 AM
eyeslayer007
eyeslayer007
USER since 1/27/14
I've been looking for the past 2 years for portage county and only found one that was over by sandhill overnight opening weekend of bow hunting....

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12/29/15 @ 11:41 AM
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USER since 6/8/07
Doing the correspondence course. Should be fun. Rumor has it they will be doing a class at cabelas in Richfield this June also.

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12/28/15 @ 5:47 PM
no-luck
no-luck
USER since 12/14/12
I took the correspondence course that is also offered to obtain my certificate. Link on WDNR website in trapping section, or information can be obtained from Mike Widner, 608-356-3621

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12/28/15 @ 5:15 PM
Mossy Horns
Mossy Horns
USER since 6/15/01
https://jc.activeoutdoorsolutions.com/wise_student/app/classSearch.do

There are 3 classes on the schedule so far. Save this link and check the list after the trapping season is over. Good luck.

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12/28/15 @ 2:52 PM
mastertangler
mastertangler
USER since 6/21/01
I too have been wanting to take the class and do everything legally....but can't find a course within 1.5hrs of my location.

I specifically looked for and emailed to ask about an online class and was told that no longer exists. If someone knows otherwise, please give me a heads up.

Trapping is a lot of work, and lately not worth the money, but it's still pretty exciting to catch something when you just get started.

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12/27/15 @ 5:01 PM
A5¢
A5¢
MEMBER since 6/15/09
The reason that there are very few classes this time of year is that they are out trapping. It is very difficult to work, run a trapline and teach a class. The DNR does not schedule the classes, the Wisconsin Trapper's Association schedules, orginizes and teaches the classes. They do all of that for no pay, as they are volunteers. The problems occur more in late summer, when the tags come out and everyone is looking for a class. The price of fur is very low. Most trappers trap for reasons other than money. It is an activity that they love doing. As late as it is, are you looking for a class for next year? Spring time is when the schedule will start to come up on the DNRs web site. I think it would be a good idea to get the class done in the spring/summer when there are many to choose from. It must be difficult to get a class put together when fall is near and they are getting ready to trap. The online class is an option and the correspondence course is another.

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12/27/15 @ 1:36 PM
HornsHides&Fillets
HornsHides&Fillets
USER since 4/1/13
There is a link on the WI DNR site in which you can look if there are any upcoming courses in your area. If you cant find one they do offer an online course with a field day at the end you must attend in order to get your certificate.

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12/27/15 @ 12:12 PM
ihookem
ihookem
USER since 11/29/01
My son wanted to take a course and the closest one was 50 miles away. He said forget it. Aint even worth buying the license anymore besides going through the hassle. Said the DNR is pretty bad about it. I imagine they want to discourage trapping coons , coyotes and fox so the pheasant population won't fever rebound. Cant have that so make it hard for someone to trap..

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