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Trapper Education - Field Day
Trapper Education - Field Day

Registration Open 46 of 50 seats remaining



445 Hamilton Ave, Kingsford, MI 49802


Date & Times:
Oct 22, 2022 9:00AM - 5:00PM EDT

About this Event:

This will be an eight-hour field day. It will be open to first time students wishing to obtain their Trappers Education Certificates, adults who already trap who may be looking to obtain their Michigan Trappers Ed Certificate so they can trap out of state in those states that honor the Michigan Certificate, and to those wishing to become Michigan Trappers Ed Instructors.
All students will need to complete the online course prior to the field day and will have to pass the 50 Question State Exam on the date of the scheduled field day. This includes first-timers, adults looking for certification, and potential instructors. Completion of the on-line course, the field day, and the State Exam are all necessary for Certification and will fulfill the first step in becoming a Certified Instructor.
There is a $10 fee for the field day and this small fee will include a simple meal of hot dogs, chips, cookies, and soda or bottled water. A free give-away of some trapping related items will be handed out to those students that are under the age of 18.
A more complete agenda for the field day will be provided to registered students at a later date.
Please note that the times for the field day are actually CENTRAL TIME! THE FIELD DAY IS FROM 9:00 AM TILL 5:00 PM CENTRAL TIME -- not EDT!!!!


Organized by:

Robert J Steinmetz

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Cancellation Policies:

If you are no longer planning on attending this class, please cancel your registration so that those on the waiting list will have a chance to attend.

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Minimum Age Policies:

There are no minimum age policies

Maximum Age Policies:

There are no maximum age policies


About the Program


The main purpose of the trapper education field day course is to provide an alternative to the traditional course. This course is the same as the traditional trapper education course; however, the classroom portion is completed by either, online training or as a take home study format. 
Trapper education is not required in Michigan; however, some states and provinces require a valid trapper education certification. The Michigan trapper education certificate meets the trapper education requirements of those states and provinces. There are two different formats for successfully completing the field day course. Students must take either, the online course or the take home study, then complete the field day in order to earn a bow hunter safety certificate. Students choosing the online course followed by the field day must present a copy of their certificate of completion (voucher) of the online course at the start of the field day. The online course can be taken at The second format is take home study. Students register for the field day and pick up the student manual, a minimum of one week prior to the field day. Take home study students must complete the chapter review questions and present them at the start of the field day. Michigan’s trapper education course is taught by a dedicated core of certified volunteer instructors and Michigan conservation officers. 

About the Field Day: 
  • In person field day 
  • 4 hours minimum 
  • Written test (80% or better to pass) and practice assessment (pass/fail) 
  • Maximum $10 fee 
  • No minimum age requirement; however, students under 10 years of age shall be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian or other adult approved by parent or legal guardian.