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.
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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.
P.O. Box 111
Arlington, Ohio 45814
Phone: (419) 365-5321
Fax: (419) 365-1012
Click on any of the following images to view 'how to' instructions. These can be viewed online or downloaded to your home computer.
Build a Colony Trap
Raccoon Fleshing & Stretching
OSTA Online Education
Advanced Trapper Workshops
• Big Island Wildlife Area 5389 LaRue-Prospect Rd. New Bloomington OH 43341 SR 95 5mi west of Marion Co. Contact: Bill Davis (330) 465-8762.
•Cooper Hollow Wildlife Area - 5403 CH & D Road, Oak Hill, OH 45656 in Jackson Co, Contact: Mike Piatt (937) 217-0655.
• Indian Creek Wildlife Area - 4258 Snowhill Rd., Fayettesville, OH 45118. Contact Ken Pennington (513) 340-2468.
• Spring Valley Wildlife Area - 1863 Rox-N Burlington Rd., Waynesville, OH 45068. Contact Richard 'Butch' Barhorst (937) 416-8963.
Information coming soon.
September 7-8, 2018: OSTA Convention, Lancaster, OH