Summary of Trapping Laws
The 2016-2017 trapping summary is very well put together with clear descriptions and great illustrations.
There are important changes this year that will affect trappers throughout the state. Click on the image below to open the document in a new tab. The 2017-2018 trapping summary will be posted when it becomes available later in the year.
Don't forget to purchase your 2017-2018 trapping license. Licenses expire June 30 every year.
Second Tuesday of each month
7:00 pm in Ellsworth
Cure your cabin fever by coming to our next trapping meeting. They are always held on the second Tuesday of each month (except November) at 7:00pm in the upstairs meeting room at Ellsworth City Hall.
Do you think that you may want to start trapping? Come by and meet some of the friendliest trappers in the State of Maine.
How To Avoid Lynx While Trapping In Maine
Information From Maine IF&W
The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife (IF&W) has done a great job compiling useful information for all trappers. There are some changes for 2016-2017. Click to learn more.
2016 - 2017 Trapper Information
There are important rule changes this year.
New – Mandatory Tooth Submission Required for Bobcat, Otter, Fisher, and Marten.
New – Design Requirements for Exclusion Devices
New – Beaver Seasons
Trapper Education Classes
A trapper education course teaches participants how to responsibly trap furbearing animals and provides a foundation of knowledge upon which to build. Topics in the 10 hour course include proper trapping equipment and use, responsible trap setting, the importance of good wildlife management practices, and habits and traits of furbearers.
Constructing a Lynx Exclusion Device for 120 Sized Traps
THE UNION RIVER TRAPPERS
“To the man that has never followed the trails of the traplines, I can only say, “You have missed much” You will find him rich in health, happiness, and the things of life that are most worthwhile, and mellow with the memories of a life well spent in God’s great, clean outdoors…Ah, for the life of a millionaire, say some-but just let me stay a trapper.” ~ Bill Nelson