The Department of Environmental Conservation trapper education course is open to everyone, from beginners seeking their first trapping license, to experienced trappers keeping up to date. Topics covered include trapper ethics and responsible trapping, trap preparation and maintenance, trap sets and pelt preparation, and laws and regulations. The course is free and usually consists of two four-hour sessions. For details contact your New York Department of Environmental Conservation Regional Office
Persons who have completed a trapper education course approved by DEC, Cooperative Extension / 4H or the New York State Trapper's Association are eligible for a certificate of completion. Contact your instructor.
Caution: For some courses, a list of persons completing them was not maintained. Do not expect to obtain a certificate if you completed such a course.