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DNR Offers Trapper Education Class

Grantsville, Md. (August 11, 2011) — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is offering a two-day trapper education course September 23-24 at the Casselman Valley Sportsman’s Club in Grantsville, Md.

“Participants who successfully complete the course and earn a passing grade on the exam will receive a Certificate of Trapper Education and be eligible to obtain a furbearer permit, which entitles them to trap in Maryland,” said Clarissa Harris, DNR’s regional wildlife response manager for western Maryland.

The course will consist of short classroom sessions followed by a field session that demonstrates proper trap handling and setting and a written test.

Interested participants must register and pay a $5 fee for the course manual and student workbook at one of the following locations by Friday, September 16.

Mt. Nebo Wildlife & Heritage Office
1728 Kings Run Rd.
Oakland, MD 21550
301-334-4255
Cumberland Wildlife & Heritage Office
3 Pershing St, Room 110
Cumberland, MD 21502
301-777-2136

For more information, please contact either the Mt. Nebo or Cumberland office.


   August 11, 2011

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell
jdavidsburg@dnr.state.md.us

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