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.
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Advanced Trapper Workshops
Information coming soon.
Big Island Wildlife Area - 5389 LaRue-Prospect Rd . New Bloomington OH 43341 SR 95 5mi west of Marion Co. Contact: Bill Davis 614-531-5630
Deer Creek Wildlife Area & State Park -12552 Post Rd, Rt1 Mt Sterling, OH 43143 SR 207 4mi south of Mt Sterling, Fayette/Pickaway Co. Contact: Mark Stackhouse (740) 606-1568
Highlandtown Wildlife Area - 16760 Spring Valley Rd, Salineville, OH 43945 off SR 39 4mi east of Salineville in Columbiana Co. Contact: Vern Snyder (330) 223-1683
Killbuck Wildlife Area - 1691 Centerville Rd Shreve OH 44676 between SR 226 and SR 83 East of Shreve OH in Wayne Co Contact: Josh Wengard(330)464-4861
Magee Marsh Wildlife Area-13229 W St Route 2 Oak Harbor OH 43449 SR 2 10mi North of Oak Harbor in Ottawa Co Contact: Doug Lee (419) 333-6653
Mercer Waterfowl Management Area - 6115 St Route 703 Celina, OH 45822 SR 219 3mi south of Celina in Mercer Co Contact: Harry Kinnison (937) 548-7509
Mosquito Creek Wildlife Area - 8303 N Park Ave, N Bloomfield, OH 44450 SR 87 15mi North of Warren in Trumbull Co Contact: Randy Deiter (330) 978-4278
Salt Fork Wildlife Area - 61656 Salt Fork Wildlife Area HdQ Rd Lore City, OH 43755 off of I-77 9mi Northeast of Cambridge, OH in Guernsey Co. Contact: Keith Jones (740) 472-5459
Berlin Lake Wildlife Area - 1806 Bonner Rd Deerfield, OH 44411 The workshop is located at Fewtown Rd Building. Contact: Jim Duckworth (330) 206-7161 or (330) 654-2392
Wolf Creek Wildlife Area - Township Rd 106 Malta, OH 43758 9mi SW of McConnelsville & 11mi NE of Glouster along SR 78 Contact: Eric Freeland (513)582-1616
Cooper Hollow Wildlife Area - 5403 CH & D Road, Oak Hill, OH 45656 in Jackson Co. Contact: Dustin Caudill (740)645-4514
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
Shawnee State Forest - Eric Freeland (513)582-1616
*Just a Reminder to everyone, DO NOT contact the Division of Wildlife or Workshop Areas, Please only the contact persons.*
September 6-7, 2019: OSTA Convention, London, OH