CoyoteFirst-time trappers in many states and Canadian provinces must complete a trapper education program covering skills, regulations, and trapping's role in scientific wildlife management. Trapper education programs teach basic techniques with a strong focus on the responsible treatment of animals, legal methods, safety, selectivity, and ethical trapper behavior.

To meet your state's requirement — or just to enrich your knowledge and skill — select a course category below to create an account and enroll. There is no charge for participation.

For those seeking the previously available Illinois Trapper Education course, we are sorry for the inconvenience. That course has been temporarily shut down. We are aware and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources is working on a solution. Thank you for your patience.

    Available courses

    Persons born on or after July 1, 1966 must complete the course before harvesting furbearers in the state on lands other than their own. This online course meets the furharvester education requirement (K.S.A. 32-912) in Kansas. When you complete each of the lessons below and pass the final exam, you will receive your Kansas furharvester education certification.

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    For questions or more information about furharvesting or program requirements, contact Aaron Austin at or (620) 672-5911. Contact if you are experiencing any technical issues with the website.