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DNR Offers Trapper Education Class October 6
Grantsville, MD ó The Maryland Department of Natural Resources offers a Trapper Education Class on Saturday, October 6, 2007 at 9:00 am at Casselman Valley Sportsmanís Club, 8751 National Pike in Grantsville. The course will include a short classroom session followed by a field practical dealing with trap handling and setting. A written test will be given at the end of the course. Attendees who successfully complete the course and earn a passing grade on the exam will receive a certificate of trapper education.
Interested participants must pre-register by Friday, September 28, 2007 at Mt. Nebo WMA near Oakland (301-334-4255) or the Regional Wildlife & Heritage Service Office in Cumberland (301-777-2136). Participants can pick up the course manual and student workbook when they register. Trapper Education Workbooks must be completed and brought to the October 6th class for instructor review. There is a $5.00 nonrefundable fee for the class.
Effective August 1, 2007, any person who is trapping or attempting to trap furbearers under the authority of a Furbearer Permit must first obtain a certificate of trapper education from the Department. The certificate is not required if the person held a Furbearer Permit during the 2006-07 trapping season. The certificate can be obtained by either completing the Trapper Education Workbook and attending an independent testing session or completing the Workbook and attending a classroom session with hands-on instruction and demonstrations.
September 7, 2007
Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages more than 449,000 acres of public lands and 17,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 12 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov