Ohio State Trappers Association - Trapper Education
Est. 1940 - The nation's third oldest trapper association


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All first-time trappers must successfully complete a hunter and a trapper education course offered through the Division of Wildlife before purchasing a hunting license and Fur Taker Permit to trap furbearers.

When taking the home study course, read your manual carefully.
Instructions for registration, reviews and exams can be found at ODNR Trapper Education.

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Many of the OSTA workshops will offer the Trapper Education Course. Ask the instructor if this is offered at the workshop you want to attend. Pre-registration with the workshop is required. Please speak with workshop contact person NOT the Ohio Division of Wildlife office to register.
For more information about trapping education please contact Keith Daniels.

Keith Daniels
P.O. Box 111
Arlington, Ohio 45814

Phone: (419) 365-5321
Fax: (419) 365-1012

Email: arlcape@frontier.com
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Advanced Trapper Workshops
October 28-29 2017

• Big Island Wildlife Area 5389 LaRue-Prospect Rd. New Bloomington OH 43341 SR 95 5mi west of Marion Co. Contact: Bill Davis (330) 465-8762.

• Deer Creek Wildlife Area & State Park 12552 Post Rd, Rt1 Mt Sterling, OH 43143 SR 207 4mi south of Mt Sterling, Fayette/Pickaway Co. Contact: Mark Stackhouse (740) 606-1568

• Highlandtown Wildlife Area 16760 Spring Valley Rd, Salineville, OH 43945 off SR 39 4mi east of Salineville in Columbiana Co. Contact: Vern Snyder (330) 223-1683

• Killbuck Wildlife Area 1691 Centerville Rd Shreve OH 44676 between SR 226 and SR 83 East of Shreve OH in Wayne Co, Contact: Josh Wengerd (330) 828-0223

• Magee Marsh Wildlife Area 13229 W St Route 2 Oak Harbor OH 43449 SR 2 10mi North of Oak Harbor in Ottawa Co, Contact: Doug Lee (419) 333-6653

• Mercer Waterfowl Management Area 6115 St Route 703 Celina, OH 45822 SR 219 3mi south of Celina in Mercer Co, Contact: Harry Kinnison (937) 548-7509

• Mosquito Creek Wildlife Area 8303 N Park Ave, N Bloomfield, OH 44450 SR 87 15mi North of Warren in Trumbull Co, Contact: Randy Deiter (330) 978-4278

• Salt Fork Wildlife Area 61656 Salt Fork Wildlife Area HdQ Rd Lore City, OH 43755 off of I-77 9mi Northeast of Cambridge, OH in Guernsey Co. Contact: Keith Jones (740) 472-5459

• Berlin Lake Wildlife Area 1806 Bonner Rd Deerfield, OH 44411 Contact: Jim Duckworth (330) 206-7161 or (330) 654-2392 The workshop is located at Fewtown Rd Building.

• Wolf Creek Wildlife Area Township Rd 106 Malta, OH 43758 9mi SW of McConnelsville & 11mi NE of Glouster along SR 78 Contact: Jim Bahl (740) 753-9409.

•Cooper Hollow Wildlife Area - 5403 CH & D Road, Oak Hill, OH 45656 in Jackson Co, Contact: Mike Piatt (937) 217-0655.

• Indian Creek Wildlife Area - 4258 Snowhill Rd., Fayettesville, OH 45118. Contact Ken Pennington (513) 340-2468.

• Spring Valley Wildlife Area - 1863 Rox-N Burlington Rd., Waynesville, OH 45068. Contact Richard 'Butch' Barhorst (937) 416-8963.

Just a Reminder to everyone, DO NOT contact the Division of Wildlife or Workshop Areas, Please only the contact persons.

Information coming soon.

September 7-8, 2018: OSTA Convention, Lancaster, OH