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Fur Takers of America Trapper's College
FTA Trapper's College is the only one of its kind in the world. The college provides six days of in the field, hands-on training with some of the best trappers in the world serving as instructors. The field experience is backed up with classroom instruction to provide the most extensive training for both beginners and experts. Class placement is based on your level of experience and needs.
Some of the topics covered include:
• Professional Trapping Techniques
• Bait/Lure Application & Use
• Public Relations & Trapping
• Furbearer Management
• Trap & Snare Placement in detail
• Topographic Maps & GPS Technology
• New Trap Types & Techniques
• Trapline Troubleshooting
• Avoiding Non-Targets
• Skinning, Handling, Grading & Marketing Fur
• Wildlife Diseases & Human Risks
• Trap Modification & Repair
• Building Snares
• Water & Dry Land Trapping
• Wildlife Biology: Behavior & Habits
• And More
Class enrollment is limited to 50 students.
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Click on the cover (left) of the November 2016 Fur Taker Magazine to read our 8-page special article about the 2016 FTA Trapper's College. -- plenty of photos are included!
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The 2018 class will be held September 9-15, 2018
Cost is $1,400 which includes tuition, room, board and meals. Travel costs not included.
Enrollment is limited to 50 students
Classes fill up quickly, so register today for 2018!
Our form is now fillable online. Please complete the form, print, sign, and mail.