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Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
« Reply #25 on: August 13, 2013, 07:59:52 PM »
I did the class last winter and would highly recomend it. Well worth the drive, very educational and informative.  They brought many different traps in to demo and did a skinning demo too. Good place to get questions answered. I was very happy i went to the class instead of doing the online thing.

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Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
« Reply #26 on: August 13, 2013, 08:09:31 PM »
I want to get one too ...So keep me posted ! Where do they usually hold these classes ? Any place up North of Seattle ?

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Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
« Reply #27 on: August 13, 2013, 10:40:08 PM »
To tell the truth Karens class is the only one in W Wa this year.  George does classes on the east side. We try to do at least one on the west side every year. The other instructors can do classes but they wait until we get calls. Only other person that takes the intiative to schedule a class is Ron Qualman near Bremerton.
Karen gives a very good class and is well worth spending a couple hours on the road to get there. No doubt in my mind you will learn enough to save you many times the few hours in traveling when you start trapping.
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Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
« Reply #28 on: August 14, 2013, 01:16:02 AM »
Me and the lady are on the list with Karen's class. Kinda excited about it.  Its in December I believe.
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Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
« Reply #29 on: August 14, 2013, 07:22:02 PM »
Me and the lady are on the list with Karen's class. Kinda excited about it.  Its in December I believe.

Dec.7 I'll be there helping Karen. See you there.
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Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
« Reply #30 on: December 06, 2013, 06:04:45 PM »
Me and the lady are on the list with Karen's class. Kinda excited about it.  Its in December I believe.

Dec.7 I'll be there helping Karen. See you there.

This still on for tomorrow??

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Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
« Reply #31 on: December 06, 2013, 07:14:21 PM »
Me and the lady are on the list with Karen's class. Kinda excited about it.  Its in December I believe.

Dec.7 I'll be there helping Karen. See you there.

This still on for tomorrow??

Yes.
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Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
« Reply #32 on: December 06, 2013, 07:16:03 PM »
Me and the lady are on the list with Karen's class. Kinda excited about it.  Its in December I believe.

Dec.7 I'll be there helping Karen. See you there.

This still on for tomorrow??

Yes.

Ok we'll be there :)

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Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
« Reply #33 on: December 07, 2013, 05:31:38 PM »
Just wanted to say thanks to Karen and Bruce for a really cool and informative trappers class. Sorry we missed the racoon and beaver skinning demo (probably the one I wanted to see the most) but the lady was filling ill :chuckle: Hopefully well make it to some demo's down the future so I can get alittle better know how, looking forward to opening up a new hobby :tup: also to the other guys we met from huntwa up there, was good to meet/see everyone.
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Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
« Reply #34 on: December 07, 2013, 05:35:15 PM »
I know that this is a dumb question but....  With a trapper's license, can I trap coyotes and if so can I use snares?
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Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
« Reply #35 on: December 07, 2013, 05:45:02 PM »
I know that this is a dumb question but....  With a trapper's license, can I trap coyotes and if so can I use snares?
No snares are allowed for trapping in washington from my understanding, sure you can catch coyotes in cage traps. Goodluck getting one ever to go in one. They were saying it virtually never happens. :dunno:
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Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
« Reply #36 on: December 07, 2013, 05:53:58 PM »
Years ago I caught bobcats in cage traps but only one coyote and it was a pup.  Back when snares were legal I cleaned up on coyotes.  I knew that snares were outlawed but wasn't sure if there was a provision for licensed trappers or not.  It would be more than worth the couple hundred bucks to me to buy a trapper's license if I could snare song dogs.
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Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
« Reply #37 on: December 07, 2013, 05:57:43 PM »
All body holding traps are a nogo theres one you can get with a special permit but I dont know the exact information. Trappers class is free, and the license is only  $41.60
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Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
« Reply #38 on: December 07, 2013, 08:40:06 PM »
There is no provision for the use of neck snares in WA. Not legal under any circumstances.
There is a permit process for non-strangling foot snares but I don't know anyone useing them except for bear damage complaints. Historically that is the only use for them.
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Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
« Reply #39 on: December 09, 2013, 10:30:10 AM »
Ok, I took all the paperwork to WDFW at 8:30 today. Dan was out of the office this morning, but his assistant assured me he will process the certificates quickly. Thanks everybody for coming to the class, post pictures and stories when you start catching stuff!
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Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
« Reply #40 on: December 09, 2013, 10:47:22 AM »
Is there a class up near Lynden? Maybe an online course is easiest without the driving/scheduling hassles?

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Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
« Reply #41 on: December 09, 2013, 12:51:50 PM »
Is there a class up near Lynden? Maybe an online course is easiest without the driving/scheduling hassles?

There is a home study option. I think you would benefit from going to the class but at this late date there will be no classes for quite a while.
There is a manual online from WDFW for download but it is not up to date and the one we use at classes has a lot of good info in it such as the pelt handling guide from Fur Harvesters Auction.
I think you would be best too give George Brady a call at (509)923-2326. He can send you the manual. It will cost $15 plus postage. He could also maybe set you up with and instructor in your area for a one on one session to take the test. Or you can schedule a test after reading the material with a reional office of WDFW.
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Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
« Reply #42 on: December 09, 2013, 12:56:57 PM »
I know that this is a dumb question but....  With a trapper's license, can I trap coyotes and if so can I use snares?
No snares are allowed for trapping in washington from my understanding, sure you can catch coyotes in cage traps. Goodluck getting one ever to go in one. They were saying it virtually never happens. :dunno:
Just build chicken coops...coyotes have no problem going in there.  It is actually tough to keep them out!

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Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
« Reply #43 on: December 09, 2013, 04:47:23 PM »
Is there a class up near Lynden? Maybe an online course is easiest without the driving/scheduling hassles?

There is a home study option. I think you would benefit from going to the class but at this late date there will be no classes for quite a while.
There is a manual online from WDFW for download but it is not up to date and the one we use at classes has a lot of good info in it such as the pelt handling guide from Fur Harvesters Auction.
I think you would be best too give George Brady a call at (509)923-2326. He can send you the manual. It will cost $15 plus postage. He could also maybe set you up with and instructor in your area for a one on one session to take the test. Or you can schedule a test after reading the material with a reional office of WDFW.

Thanks! Ill check into it
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Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
« Reply #44 on: December 09, 2013, 05:43:18 PM »
Is there any plans for an east side course? Maybe after the trapping season is over. I'd love to trap. Im a seasonal worker so most my winter is spent in the woods to save me from bord'em.
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Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
« Reply #45 on: December 10, 2013, 06:34:54 PM »
Is there any plans for an east side course? Maybe after the trapping season is over. I'd love to trap. Im a seasonal worker so most my winter is spent in the woods to save me from bord'em.

George Brady does classes on the east side (Pateros) regularly. He doesn't usually announce them though. He takes names and when he gets a few he calls them and has a class. He may well do a class in the spring or even late winter but you will have to give him a call. For sure there will be a class at our Rendezvous in July. It is in Cashmere.

There are some other instructors on the east side and George schedules for them also so he can line you up with someone local for you but again you have to call him.
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Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
« Reply #46 on: December 10, 2013, 08:25:13 PM »
Is there any plans for an east side course? Maybe after the trapping season is over. I'd love to trap. Im a seasonal worker so most my winter is spent in the woods to save me from bord'em.

George Brady does classes on the east side (Pateros) regularly. He doesn't usually announce them though. He takes names and when he gets a few he calls them and has a class. He may well do a class in the spring or even late winter but you will have to give him a call. For sure there will be a class at our Rendezvous in July. It is in Cashmere.

There are some other instructors on the east side and George schedules for them also so he can line you up with someone local for you but again you have to call him.

Thanks ill give him a call. Im assuming its the same George as in the earlier post.
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Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
« Reply #47 on: December 10, 2013, 08:58:34 PM »
Yes, George Brady  (509)923-2326
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Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
« Reply #48 on: December 23, 2013, 04:50:31 PM »
Is George the only guy we can get the manual from?
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Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
« Reply #49 on: December 23, 2013, 05:10:32 PM »
Is George the only guy we can get the manual from?

The study manual is sometimes difficult to find. Here is a link.

http://wdfw.wa.gov/publications/pub.php?id=00513

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