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Title: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: Humptulips on December 18, 2011, 11:05:54 AM

I'm adding a portion to the top of this because so many people ask me about classes. Most of our classes are scheduled when we get enough students signed up to warrant a class. George Brady (509)923-2326 is our Trapper Education Coordinator and if you wish to take a class it is very important to call him and register. The sooner you register the sooner we will have a class.
 So why you ask don't you just schedule a class and post it?
 We do have two classes we hold for sure every year. One is at our Summer Rendezvous which will be in Eastern WA usually at Cashmere. Look at the Events page on http://watrappers.com/ (http://watrappers.com/) for info about our Rendezvous. The other is held in the fall in Western WA usually in the Olympia area. The scheduling of that is firmed up in early fall. We do hold other classes in other areas and at different times as student registration warrants it.
So why do we do it that way?
We will hold a class for one student if needed but we prefer to get a few students together at one time. We have held classes when only one person showed and we try to avoid that. It's a lot of work and expense to make arrangements for a big class and then only one person show.
Again call George Brady (509)923-2326

Before you can get a trappers license you must complete and pass the trapper education test.

Trapper Education Classes
All first-time Washington trappers, regardless of age, are required to successfully complete Trapper Education training or successfully challenge the written examination process. The Washington State Trapper's Association sponsors one course each year at our Summer Rendezvous.

Other classes are scheduled as interest dictates. Please contact George Brady at (509)322-6844 to register for the next class.

Trappers Education Home Study Option
We think students will get more out of a class but the home study option is available. You can get a manual by contacting George Brady at (509)923-2326. The cost is $15. You may contact one of our Course Instructors that are nearest you to make arrangements to challenge the written examination process. George can direct you to the nearest instructor to take the test.

Washington State Trappers Association is offering a half price membership for anyone taking the Trapper Training class.

We have a schedule of classes on our web-site http://watrappers.com/ (http://watrappers.com/)

Once you have your Trapper Education Certificate you should wait a couple weeks if possible to allow the WDFW to get your name in the system. You can then get your license at any License dealer in the state. If you go to the WDFW Olympia office for your license you can get it there but they will charge you an additional $180 so don't make that mistake.

You will learn this in the class but in WA we can only use cage traps, box traps, suitcase type beaver traps and rat traps with some exceptions for Nuisance wildlfe control. Take a look at the trapping seasons and regulations here http://wdfw.wa.gov/publications/00769/wdfw00769.pdf (http://wdfw.wa.gov/publications/00769/wdfw00769.pdf)
Please note the information about Trapper Education on that page is out of date.


Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: dayn on December 20, 2011, 05:46:57 PM
How do they fiqure $180, man that's screwy...
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: Humptulips on December 20, 2011, 06:30:37 PM
How do they fiqure $180, man that's screwy...

They call it an application fee. Apparently they figured what it cost to make out a license at their office and this is what they came up with. Only in the government could it cost $180 to sell you a credit card type license. LOL
Anyway they want you to go to the dealers and this is the incentive.
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: billythekidrock on December 20, 2011, 06:34:02 PM
How do they fiqure $180, man that's screwy...

They call it an application fee. Apparently they figured what it cost to make out a license at their office and this is what they came up with. Only in the government could it cost $180 to sell you a credit card type license. LOL
Anyway they want you to go to the dealers and this is the incentive.

You don't even get the old card anymore. I bet it is $180 for the paper license.
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: Shed Stud on December 20, 2011, 06:48:22 PM
You guys might know? I have a WI state trapper certification, will it transfer over? I can't seem to find it in any reads.
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: Humptulips on December 20, 2011, 06:49:49 PM
How do they fiqure $180, man that's screwy...

They call it an application fee. Apparently they figured what it cost to make out a license at their office and this is what they came up with. Only in the government could it cost $180 to sell you a credit card type license. LOL
Anyway they want you to go to the dealers and this is the incentive.

You don't even get the old card anymore. I bet it is $180 for the paper license.

No No, that is just what it costs extra. The total is $216 at their office.
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: Humptulips on December 20, 2011, 06:50:27 PM
You guys might know? I have a WI state trapper certification, will it transfer over? I can't seem to find it in any reads.

No
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: billythekidrock on December 21, 2011, 05:26:00 AM
How do they fiqure $180, man that's screwy...

They call it an application fee. Apparently they figured what it cost to make out a license at their office and this is what they came up with. Only in the government could it cost $180 to sell you a credit card type license. LOL
Anyway they want you to go to the dealers and this is the incentive.

You don't even get the old card anymore. I bet it is $180 for the paper license.

No No, that is just what it costs extra. The total is $216 at their office.

Holy crap! I thought it was crazy at $180, but $216 just to keep you from purchasing virtually a receipt from their 'customer service' folks. That's crazy.
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: Machias on December 21, 2011, 08:09:46 AM
 :yeah:
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: saylean on January 17, 2012, 05:31:14 PM
So how much is the license after you get the certificate if you just go to any license dealer? Still $180 (or 216 total)? Is this annually? Seems steep to me.
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: Feanix on January 17, 2012, 07:23:22 PM
Like $43to (don't have my regs in front of me) they initiated a filing fee or some such for specialty licenses that are purchased directly through the olympia office. licence dealers dont charge that fee, it is specific to the olympia office.
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: Humptulips on January 17, 2012, 07:27:32 PM
I think at a dealer it should be $41.50.
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: Moss Back on January 31, 2012, 10:32:12 PM
 So to challenge the test,is it based on the rules or the whole trappers ed pdf on the WDFW web site? it is pretty lengthly.iv'e browsed through it and alot seems rudundant. I have trapped for many years in Wisconsin,and i know i need to take the test here. i relize i will probably have to wait till june,but just looking for a little heads up.
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: Humptulips on January 31, 2012, 11:41:29 PM
So to challenge the test,is it based on the rules or the whole trappers ed pdf on the WDFW web site? it is pretty lengthly.iv'e browsed through it and alot seems rudundant. I have trapped for many years in Wisconsin,and i know i need to take the test here. i relize i will probably have to wait till june,but just looking for a little heads up.

Mostly the rules. I would advise to call George up and have him send you the manual though. The version on the WDFW site is outdated.
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: Moss Back on February 01, 2012, 09:15:40 AM
thanks... sorry! guess i should have looked at some of the older posts. I only went back a couple pages. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: Turner89 on February 05, 2013, 08:22:20 PM
I'm going to send my kid to the trapper ed class. Do they teach anything about leg holds, or just the current trapping methods?
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: Humptulips on February 05, 2013, 08:59:38 PM
I'm going to send my kid to the trapper ed class. Do they teach anything about leg holds, or just the current trapping methods?

We do try to touch on all traps that are legal even those ones you have to obtain a special permit to use so yes.
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: Smossy on February 05, 2013, 09:03:28 PM
Actually something Ive considered. Not quite sure if it would ever be used but I would love to have the option to trap. Ive always been interested in traps. But the kind I know about are none that are legal. Going to be a new learning curve.
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: NoImpactNoIdea on March 26, 2013, 09:44:43 PM
I left Mr. Brady a message today and havent heard back but I just noticed that there are two different phone numbers listed for him.  Are they both correct?
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: Humptulips on March 27, 2013, 08:17:33 PM
I left Mr. Brady a message today and havent heard back but I just noticed that there are two different phone numbers listed for him.  Are they both correct?

George is really busy right now. He is receiving agent for FHA and a fur buyer. Season coming to an end. He may be in Seattle. Try (509)322-6844 or better yet give him a couple days.
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: NoImpactNoIdea on March 27, 2013, 08:21:19 PM
I left Mr. Brady a message today and havent heard back but I just noticed that there are two different phone numbers listed for him.  Are they both correct?

George is really busy right now. He is receiving agent for FHA and a fur buyer. Season coming to an end. He may be in Seattle. Try (509)322-6844 or better yet give him a couple days.

Thanks for the reply.  As long as the message for to the correct place I can wait for a call back at his convenience, I am in no really hurry to get this done ASAP.  Thanks again!
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: fatslinger on August 09, 2013, 07:43:58 AM
Its that time of year again.....WSTA is having a Trapper Education class on December 7, 2013 in Littlerock.

Littlerock Fire Department
10828 Littlerock Rd SW
Olympia  98512

We start at 9am and try to be done by about 3 or 4pm. With any luck, Bruce or Adam will do a fur handling demo. Trapper Ed Manuals are available at the class (I think the cost is $10 or $15. I'll find out for sure after talking to the printer).  The class itself is free.  If you are planning to come, please let me know so there are enough books and materials. You can send me a PM or leave a message on the phone @ 360-264-5316.
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: seth30 on August 13, 2013, 07:29:44 AM
Looking at the website and I notice there is no where really close by for the classes, I will have to do the home study.  For the test do I need to drive to one of these locations?

Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: fatslinger on August 13, 2013, 10:00:36 AM
You can call George Brady (509-923-2326). He is in charge of the Trapper education Program. Maybe he can find an instructor who is closer to you so you can take the test. Have you looked at watrappers.com?   Not sure how far of a drive it is, but it's a really good class if you can make it.
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: Humptulips on August 13, 2013, 07:29:44 PM
George could maybe set you up with Ken Payne. He is an instructor and he lives in Bellingham. A little closer. Talk to George Brady about it.
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: wormfood 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.
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: BOWHUNTER45 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 ?
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: Humptulips 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.
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: Smossy 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.
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: Humptulips 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.
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: Smossy's Girl 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??
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: Humptulips 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.
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: Smossy's Girl 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 :)
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: Smossy 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.
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: PolarBear 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?
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: Smossy 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:
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: PolarBear 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.
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: Smossy 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
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: Humptulips 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.
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: fatslinger 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!
Karen
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: JohnVH 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?
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: Humptulips 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.
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: snowpack 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!
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: JohnVH 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
John
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: jasnt 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.
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: Humptulips 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.
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: jasnt 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.
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: Humptulips on December 10, 2013, 08:58:34 PM
Yes, George Brady  (509)923-2326
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: wildmeat on December 23, 2013, 04:50:31 PM
Is George the only guy we can get the manual from?
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: Carp Commander 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 (http://wdfw.wa.gov/publications/pub.php?id=00513)

Remember to make an appointment at a regional office to take the test.

Doug
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: Humptulips on December 23, 2013, 05:29:33 PM
Is George the only guy we can get the manual from?

Karen Parker, fatslinger on here can maybe send you one too (360)264-5316. She lives pretty close to you. Might be able to just pick it up.
There is a lot more to the manual we use in class then the on-line version from WDFW. I recommend it.
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: fatslinger on December 23, 2013, 10:22:54 PM
Correction on the phone number:  Karen Parker  360-264-5316,  leave a msg if I don't answer but speak clearly.
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: Huntlots on January 30, 2014, 02:29:51 PM
What is the fubearers license?Is that just for selling furs? Do you have to get that when you get your trapping license.


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Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: Humptulips on January 30, 2014, 08:56:23 PM
What is the fubearers license?Is that just for selling furs? Do you have to get that when you get your trapping license.


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I don't think there is such a license. Perhaps you are thinking of a fur dealer license. That is a commercial license that allows you to buy or receive fur for resale. Fur buyers are the ones who get that. Only other license related to fur is a Trapping License. If you want to hunt bobcats, raccoons and coyotes you can get a Small Game License and those are dual classification animals, furbearer/small game. No furbearer license though.
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: Smossy on January 30, 2014, 09:05:12 PM
Karen, Bruce.. Are there any more classes scheduled for this year?
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: Huntlots on January 30, 2014, 09:26:25 PM
Ok I was just making sure I didn't need the fur dealers license to just trap. I want to get Into trapping just making sure I understand everything so I do it all right. Thanks!


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Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: Humptulips on January 30, 2014, 09:35:02 PM
Karen, Bruce.. Are there any more classes scheduled for this year?


Please read the first post on this thread, Page 1. It has been modified with what I think will answer your question.
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: fatslinger on August 24, 2014, 06:07:06 PM
Trapper Ed Class has been scheduled for November 22, 2014 in Littlerock.  9am until around 3pm.

West Thurston Fire Station (Littlerock)
10828 Littlerock Rd SW
Olympia 98512

Class is free. Books cost $15.
If you plan to attend, please send me a PM here or leave a msg on my home phone. 360-264-5316. If you leave a telephone msg, please speak slowly and clearly. ( I blame the old answering machine, not my old ears)
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: fatslinger on October 29, 2014, 03:34:52 PM
PLEASE! If you call and leave a msg on the phone, Speak clearly and slowly, repeat the phone number at least once. If you have left a msg and did not get a return call from me, call again. There have been some recent messages I could not understand.
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: Drop-tine on December 02, 2014, 11:01:49 PM
I'm in the okanogan county and am interested in taking the class. Do they put any classes on over in this area or do I have to travel to the west side?
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: bobcat on December 02, 2014, 11:07:40 PM
I'm in the okanogan county and am interested in taking the class. Do they put any classes on over in this area or do I have to travel to the west side?

Is Pateros close enough?

http://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php?topic=166099 (http://hunting-washington.com/smf/index.php?topic=166099)
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: Drop-tine on December 02, 2014, 11:09:22 PM
Ya that would work perfect!
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: Luna butte on October 31, 2015, 12:48:27 PM
I took the test a the wdfw office in Yakima on Thursday. The test is fairly straight forward though a couple of questions seemed dubious. There are 50 questions you can miss 5. The biggest issue is not knowing for sure if I passed or not since the test has to be graded in olympia.

I have an 8 yr old son who would like to be tested. Can he get a trapping license prior to taking the standard hunters ed course?
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: fatslinger on October 31, 2015, 04:11:12 PM
You should both try to come to the Trapper Education Class on Dec. 5 at Cabela's in Lacey. There is no minimum age for getting a trapping license, but the person should be old enough to understand the material. Also, there is a new, shorter test now.
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: JJB11B on October 31, 2015, 07:29:40 PM
Tag, something to do in addition to fishing...
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: Humptulips on October 31, 2015, 09:41:38 PM
Tag, something to do in addition to fishing...

Don't just tag it! Give Karen a call and register! Her contact info is 8 posts up.
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: JJB11B on October 31, 2015, 10:20:03 PM
I will but I am currently at work, working a 9 hour overtime shift thanks to daylight savings time  :IBCOOL:
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: Luna butte on November 01, 2015, 07:53:00 PM
You should both try to come to the Trapper Education Class on Dec. 5 at Cabela's in Lacey. There is no minimum age for getting a trapping license, but the person should be old enough to understand the material. Also, there is a new, shorter test now.

Boy I'd love to attend the class with my kids,  but it would require me to travel to olympia and that is something that I just won't do. You are aware that liberalism is contagious? Maybe there will be a class sometime in Yakima,  maybe @ the Cabela's store?  So far I've talked a nephew and all 3 of my kids to take the test. Pretty sure I can get a couple other nephews and my brother to commit as well. 
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: Eric M on January 22, 2016, 02:06:02 AM
Hoping to be coming to the winter rendezvous on March 19th. The first post mentioned your summer rendezvous. Will you be offering the class in March also? Thanks. I work in Alaska and I just missed being home for the December class.
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: DivePole on January 22, 2016, 10:08:51 PM
if u need help fatslinger let me know  :hello:with class  :tup:
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: Humptulips on January 22, 2016, 10:24:00 PM
Hoping to be coming to the winter rendezvous on March 19th. The first post mentioned your summer rendezvous. Will you be offering the class in March also? Thanks. I work in Alaska and I just missed being home for the December class.

No class at the Winter Rendezvous in march. Can you make it to the Summer Rendezvous in August. If not PM me and we'll see if we can figure something out.
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: Eric M on January 22, 2016, 10:34:48 PM
Hoping to be coming to the winter rendezvous on March 19th. The first post mentioned your summer rendezvous. Will you be offering the class in March also? Thanks. I work in Alaska and I just missed being home for the December class.

No class at the Winter Rendezvous in march. Can you make it to the Summer Rendezvous in August. If not PM me and we'll see if we can figure something out.
I sent you a PM. Thanks for your response.
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: fatslinger on September 21, 2016, 10:24:42 AM
There will be a Trapper Education Class on December 3, 2016  9AM to about 1 or 2PM, Upstairs near the restaurant

Cabela's in Lacey
1600 Gateway Blvd NE
Lacey 98516

class is free, book costs $15 (cash or check)
For questions call Karen Parker 360-264-5316 (leave a clear message with callback number), PM me here, or email kpint90@comcast.net
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: Walmark88 on January 03, 2017, 01:37:04 PM
Hello I'm very interested in getting my trappers liscence, have trapped a lot in Montana and understand all the rules and what not for Washington, but need to figure out who to talk to about getting set up, I'm located in skagit county, any info would be great, thanks!
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: Humptulips on January 04, 2017, 03:51:50 PM
Hello I'm very interested in getting my trappers liscence, have trapped a lot in Montana and understand all the rules and what not for Washington, but need to figure out who to talk to about getting set up, I'm located in skagit county, any info would be great, thanks!

Of course you will need to pass the Trapper Education course first. The Manual is being rewritten. It is basically done now and should be on-line in just a few days. If you are not in a hurry I would wait a bit until you can download the manual and give it a read. Then you will have to call and schedule an appointment to take the test at a WDFW Regional office. No classes held soon or I would steer you that way.
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: MADMAX on February 08, 2017, 05:34:28 PM
Did the manual get completed ?
If its online now can we get the link posted ?
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: Humptulips on February 08, 2017, 07:51:41 PM
Did the manual get completed ?
If its online now can we get the link posted ?

Sorry, I forgot about it.
Here it is:
http://wdfw.wa.gov/publications/pub.php?id=00513
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: MADMAX on February 08, 2017, 09:15:29 PM
Thanks very much
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: Walmark88 on February 14, 2017, 11:36:12 AM
I'm taking my trapper education tomorrow, what are some good areas to study on? Thanks!
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: Humptulips on February 14, 2017, 11:54:15 AM
If you read through it all and know the laws you will be OK.
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: JJB11B on February 14, 2017, 03:51:06 PM
Did the manual get completed ?
If its online now can we get the link posted ?

Sorry, I forgot about it.
Here it is:
http://wdfw.wa.gov/publications/pub.php?id=00513
@JODakota
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: JJB11B on February 14, 2017, 06:30:07 PM
I printed a copy of this pamphlet and I plan on getting up to Spokane sometime in the next month to take the test I hope
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: Ghost Hunter on February 06, 2019, 07:13:44 AM
Studied over the weekend.  Took the test Monday morning.  Safety certificate posted Monday afternoon and purchased license same day.  This just might give me the excuse/incentive to spend a winter at the cabin once I get setup.
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: sportsmands on March 28, 2019, 05:33:33 PM
Studied over the weekend.  Took the test Monday morning.  Safety certificate posted Monday afternoon and purchased license same day.  This just might give me the excuse/incentive to spend a winter at the cabin once I get setup.
  Did you use the PDF that you can currently download off the WDFW site to study or is there another study guide of sorts?
 I see the last update on it was in August of last year, just curious! https://wdfw.wa.gov/sites/default/files/publications/00513/wdfw00513.pdf
Title: Re: Trapper Education and how to get a trapping license
Post by: Ghost Hunter on March 29, 2019, 07:29:41 AM
Studied over the weekend.  Took the test Monday morning.  Safety certificate posted Monday afternoon and purchased license same day.  This just might give me the excuse/incentive to spend a winter at the cabin once I get setup.
  Did you use the PDF that you can currently download off the WDFW site to study or is there another study guide of sorts?
 I see the last update on it was in August of last year, just curious! https://wdfw.wa.gov/sites/default/files/publications/00513/wdfw00513.pdf

Sorry, missed this.  Just studied the online guide.  Went thru it a couple times.  Missed a couple I shouldn't have, but still got better than 90%.  Will spend more time on regs and hide care before I start trapping.