The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) offers basic trapper education courses through our Advanced Hunter Education Program. The current trapper education program consists of an online training program followed by a 4-hour field day component. Once you complete the online trapper education course, you will need to register and attend a 4-hour field day by using the link below.
To find a trapping course, click here for a list of courses currently scheduled.
The AFWA trapper education manual was designed to assure that content taught to students was consistent among state agencies, despite differences in trapping regulations. This is a similar method used by state hunter educational programs.
Each state is unique concerning the species and numbers of furbearers present, regulations, and traditions. Please consult North Carolina’s trapping regulations for specific restrictions regarding permissible trap-types, furbearer species and other regulations pertinent to North Carolina.
Click here for Trapper Educational Manual (pdf)
The North Carolina Trappers Association (NCTA), in cooperation with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, offers advanced trapper education courses, including hands-on, species-specific workshops.
For 2019, five trapping workshops will be offered:
Wildlife Damage Management
For more information on advanced trapper education courses offered by NCTA contact:
Todd Menke, NCTA Education Coordinator
Phone: (919) 885-6187
Click here for more information (North Carolina Trappers Association website)