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Course Outline

This course is based on the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) standards for trapper training and their Best Management Practices. When finished with the course, a training certificate is issued to the student that will allow them to use cable restraints in Pennsylvania. Additionally, this training course allows students to purchase a furtaking license, which is required to trap furbearers. In order to hunt furbearers, students still need to successfully complete a basic Hunter-Trapper Education course.

Successful Furtaking also includes online study that takes about 6 to 8 hours to finish before attending a one-day, six-hour class. Students at the class will learn about these skills and more:

  • Identifying furbearer tracks and signs
  • Setting cable restraints and snares
  • Running a trapline
  • Making water sets and land sets
  • Preparing hides
  • More classes are being developed; just visit to see what classes are available and sign up!
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