Trapper Education

COVID-19 response: temporary closures

The Government of Alberta has temporarily closed front counters at all Fish and Wildlife offices across the province.

  • You can contact Fish and Wildlife offices using the phone numbers listed on the Fish and Wildlife - Contacts page.
  • For recreational sportfishing or hunting information, please visit AlbertaRELM or call the AlbertaRELM Help Desk at 1-888-944-5494.
  • Vehicle access is now permitted at parking lots and staging areas in provincial parks and public land. Facilities like playgrounds and washrooms remain temporarily closed. For more information, visit the Alberta Parks advisories page.

For more information about Alberta’s COVID-19 response, visit COVID-19 info for Albertans.

Trapping Courses & Study Guides

When there is enough interest to justify the program, standard trapping and conservation courses are held at various locations throughout Alberta during the fall and winter.

Topics covered in these courses include:

  • Humane trapping techniques
  • Fur management regulations
  • Fur handling and marketing

Course locations and dates are available on the Alberta Trappers’ Association website:

When courses are not available, potential first-time licence holders may purchase the Alberta Wild Fur Management Study Guide to prepare themselves for writing the required examination.

You can order the Alberta Wild Fur Management Study Guide by contacting the Alberta Trappers’ Association:


Updated: Sep 24, 2014