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Fur Takers of America Trapper's College

FTA Trapper's College is the only one of its kind in the world. The college provides six days of in the field, hands-on training with some of the best trappers in the world serving as instructors. The field experience is backed up with classroom instruction to provide the most extensive training for both beginners and experts. Class placement is based on your level of experience and needs.
Some of the topics covered include:
• Professional Trapping Techniques
• Bait/Lure Application & Use
• Public Relations & Trapping
• Furbearer Management
• Trap & Snare Placement in detail
• Topographic Maps & GPS Technology
• New Trap Types & Techniques
• Trapline Troubleshooting
• Avoiding Non-Targets
• Skinning, Handling, Grading & Marketing Fur
• Wildlife Diseases & Human Risks
• Trap Modification & Repair
• Building Snares
• Water & Dry Land Trapping
• Wildlife Biology: Behavior & Habits
• And More

Class enrollment is limited to 60 students.
For more information about Trapper's College, contact Kevin Echterling,
FTA Trappers College, PO Box 51
LaGrange, IN 46761
Phone 260-350-0131

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Click on the excerpt (left) of the November 2017 Fur Taker Magazine to read our 8-page article about the 2017 FTA Trapper's College. -- plenty of photos are included!
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The 2019 class will be held September 8-14, 2019
Cost is $1,400 which includes tuition, room, board and meals. Travel costs not included.
Enrollment is limited to 60 students

Classes fill up quickly, so register today for 2019!
Our form is now fillable online. Please contact the college for class availability before you complete the form, print, sign, and mail.

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Biologist Program
FTA will allow two FTA Chapter/Affiliates each year to send one State Furbearer Biologist to Trappers College at a tuition discount.
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