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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. 

Additional Information


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. 
Managed & Approved by:

Michigan Department of Natural Resources

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Dec 2023

Trapper Education - Field Day

Registration Open 18 of 20 seats remaining


DNR Escanaba Customer Service Center
6833 U.S. Route 2
Gladstone, MI 49837
Date & Times:
Dec 16, 2023 9:00AM - 3:00PM EST

Taught by:

Robert J Steinmetz