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Trapper Education - Field Day
Trapper Education - Field Day

Registration Open 9 of 20 seats remaining



6833 U.S. Route 2, Gladstone, MI 49837


Date & Times:
Dec 16, 2023 9:00AM - 3:00PM EST

About this Event:

This will be a 6-hour field day open to registrants who have competed the on-line trapping course. Students must bring their "Certificate of Completion" for the on-line course (with a passing grade) to the field day and will pay a $10 fee when they arrive. Lunch will be provided for students, attending parents or guardians, and instructors. Students under the age of 18 will be given a pail of "goodies" worth several times the $10 fee for the field day. Although it is not required, we would appreciate students or their parents sharing an email address with lead instructor, Bob Steinmetz by emailing him at [email protected]. Answering questions, providing assistance, or solving any problems with Event Manager or the online course can often be quickly taken care of by email. We are here to make sure you have the best experience possible.


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 trapper education safety certificate cannot be used to purchase a hunting license in Michigan.  Individuals must complete a Michigan hunter education course (traditional or field day) to purchase a hunting license in Michigan.  

The main purpose of the trapper education course is to help individuals acquire the knowledge, skill, attitude, and judgment to selectively and responsibly trap furbearing animals. Topics covered include understanding wildlife management, wildlife identification, various trapping techniques, ethics, laws and regulations. 
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.