Why trapper education?
Trappers create a positive image when they engage in the responsible and ethical pursuit of our renewable fur bearer resource. Trapper education courses teach basic trap line skills with an emphasis on ethical, humane and legal trapping methods. The trapper education course provides a solid foundation upon which a safe and successful trapping career can be built. It also helps trappers understand the importance of maintaining good relationships with landowners, other outdoor enthusiasts and managers of our natural resources. The knowledge and skills that you learn will be used everyday on your trapline.  

Who must attend?
You are required by law to successfully complete a trapper education course before purchasing your first trapping license. An exception is granted to those actively engaged in farming as defined in Wis. State Statute 102.04(3).

Contact Information:
Bryce Larson, WTA Statewide Trapper Education Coordinator
Email: wctep@wistrap.org
Tel: (920) 693-8734

Mike Widner, Correspondence Course Coordinator
Email: trappereducation@yahoo.com
Tel: (608) 356-3621


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"Education is the key to the future of trapping."

Post Office Box 305
Oregon, WI  53575-0305
Tel (888) 601-TRAP (8727)

Wisconsin Trappers' Association, Inc.

WCTEP Trapper Class Registration

(WCTEP) Wisconsin Cooperative Trapper Education Program

A cooperative educational program administered by the Wisconsin Trappers' Association, Inc.
and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources