Official Iowa Hunter Ed Course on Trapping Responsibly and Safely

Iowa’s official online course for those interested in learning more about trapper education or who plan to hunt or trap in a state that requires fur harvester education


Iowa Department of Natural Resources Requirements

There is no minimum age requirement to take this online course.

You do not have to be a resident of Iowa to take this online course.

Do you need Iowa education?

Iowa currently does not require hunters or trappers to complete a fur harvester education course to hunt or trap in Iowa. However, you do need resident or nonresident licenses and stamps to hunt or trap in Iowa. All licenses, fees, and stamps must be carried on your person while hunting or trapping.

This course is for hunters interested in learning more about trapper education or who plan to hunt or trap in a state that requires fur harvester education. Please contact the state you are wishing to hunt or trap in for the most up-to-date requirements.

Approved by Iowa Department of Natural Resources

All Iowa Today's Trapper Course content has been developed in conjunction with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

How much does the Iowa Today's Trapper Course cost?

The Iowa Today's Trapper Course fee is $34.50.

Do I have to take an online exam?

The Online Exam is the exam you take at the end of the online course. You must score at least 80% on the Online Exam to pass. You have unlimited attempts to pass the Online Exam. If you don’t complete the exam in one session, don’t worry. When you log in later, you will be taken to the first unanswered question of the exam.

After This Course

Upon successfully completing this course, you may send in a copy of your Trapper Course Completion Certificate to the address listed below and you will receive a permanent Trapper Education Certification Card and patch by mail.

Iowa Department of Natural Resources
502 East 9th Street, Des Moines, IA 50319
515-238-4968