In 1985, The Oregon Legislature passed a statute requiring all trappers born after June 30, 1968 and all first time trappers to complete an approved trapper education course.
The course is not required of persons trapping on land owned or leased by that person, the person's immediate family, or a person's agent who is controlling damage to livestock or agricultural crops.
Courses are to be completed at home. Testing will take place at ODFW offices throughout the state. A furtakers license will be issued by the Salem ODFW office after the test has been successsfully completed and sent to Salem.
Course materials are available from ODFW’s Information and Education Division by calling (503) 947-6000 or by sending your email request to: ODFW.Info@state.or.us. Learn more on trapping and conservation by reading the following handouts.
These programs are funded by the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act (Pittman-Robertson) and the Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act (Wallop-Breaux).
The Oregon Outdoor Skills Program is subject to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title IX of the Education Amendments 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and offers all persons the opportunity to participate in programs and activities regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. No individual will be turned away from or otherwise be denied access to or benefit from, any program or activity on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. Complaints of discrimination should be sent to the Civil Rights Coordinator for Public Access, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Mail Stop: WSFR-4020, Arlington, VA 22203.