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The International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies developed a comprehensive trapper education program, which is mandatory before trapping in many states. The program not only teaches trappers how to use traps without harming people or domestic animals, it also teaches new trappers skills, legal methods of trapping and ethical behavior to maximize their enjoyment of the resource. A key component of the course is explaining how trapping fits into the overall scheme of scientific wildlife management. Trapper education is not mandatory to trap in Arkansas, but is highly encouraged.
Click here to download the Trapper Education Manual for Arkansas -- 13.6mb Adobe PDF
Free Online U.S. Trapper Education Course
Arkansas Trappers Association Trapper Workshop
The Arkansas Trappers Association holds a two-day trapper education workshop each October.
Click here for more information on the association and workshop.
Best Management Practices for Trapping Arkansas Species