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


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The OSTA holds three fur auctions yearly. For information and prices from our sales, see our Results

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: [email protected]
Click on any of the following images to view 'how to' instructions. These can be viewed online or downloaded to your home computer.
Raccoon Skinning
Beaver Fleshing
Canine Handling
Muskrat Handling
Build a Colony Trap
Mink Handling
Beaver Stretching
Raccoon Fleshing & Stretching

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Advanced Trapper Workshops
for 2020 have been CANCELED

Information coming soon.


September 10-11, 2021- OSTA Convention, Bucyrus, OH