Funding for the North American Trapper Education course and materials was provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) through a Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Multi-state Grant.

The copyright is held by the AFWA. Materials developed under the grant are free for use by state, provincial, and territorial fish and wildlife agencies.

Images used on the site come from many sources including public domain collections, state and federal agencies, and private companies. Images may not be used or republished in other forms without permission.

Hundreds of individuals have contributed to the development of the AFWA Trapper Education Program. Most state and provincial wildlife agencies provided copies of their trapper education materials for review. Many agency personnel provided comments on materials, answered questions, ran pilot courses, or helped in other ways. Many trappers, including members of the National Trappers Association and the Fur Takers of America also contributed. Special thanks go to the Ohio Division of Wildlife, the Ohio State Trappers Association, Hal Sullivan, Pat Howard, and Doug Wilson.

Members of the steering committee spent many hours reviewing documents, attending meetings, and providing advice as the program developed over two years. Committee members include: Tom Decker, Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department; Steve Hall, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department; Susan Langlois, Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife; Eric Nuse, International Hunter Education Association; John Organ, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Judy Stokes, New Hampshire Fish and Game; and Rick Tischaefer, Trapper Education Consultant, North Dakota. Samara Trusso, Program Manager of AFWA, coordinated the development of the Trapper Education Program.

Photo and Artwork Credits
CDC--Center For Disease Control;; FWS – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; IAFWA; Joe Goodman, Artist, Courtesy of IAFWA; Natalene Cummings, Artist, Courtesy of IAFWA; Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife; Conservation Commission of the State of Missouri; Ohio Division of Wildlife & Hal Sullivan; Silvertip Productions, Ltd. & Mary Wentz, Jim Wentz, Mike McNeese; Texas Parks and Wildlife Department & Steve Hall; USDA – United States Department of Agriculture; USGS - United States Geological Survey; Nielsen/Painet - Erwin C. Nielsen/Painet Inc.; Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources; Wyoming Game and Fish Department & Chris Madson

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