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Fur Harvester Education

The Fur Harvester Education course is a comprehensive study covering all aspects of fur harvest in North Dakota. The course includes both classroom and hands-on activities which include:

  • Trap handling and sets
  • Cable devices
  • Predator calling
  • Bait and lures
  • Fur harvest regulations
  • Selective trapping techniques
  • Best management practices
  • Ethics
  • Fur handling
  • Furbearer biology
  • Hound hunting

Fur harvester classes are generally scheduled by May 15 each year and are held in the late summer and early fall.

Students can receive a certification card which will satisfy other states' requirements for mandatory trapper education. The course is free and takes 16 hours to complete.

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