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Washington State Trappers Association (WSTA)
Conservation Through Communication and Cooperation

Trapper Education Classes- Schedule & Information

All first-time Washington trappers, regardless of age, are required to successfully complete Trapper Education training or successfully challenge the written examination process. The Washington State Trapper's Association sponsors one course each year at our Summer Rendezvous. Location and time varies from year to year. Other classes are scheduled as interest dictates.

October 28, 2017: Trapper Education Class
9:00am to 3:00pm
West Richland, WA
$30 per student over 18 years old
Contact Doug for details 509-308-5277

December 9, 2017 (Saturday): Trapper Education Class
9:00am to 3:00pm
Cabelas in Lacey, WA, upstairs conference room
1600 Gateway Blvd NE, Lacey, 98516
Cost: $30 for adults, includes 1 yr membership to WSTA. Under 18 free.

No need to sign up in advance, just show up. The current manual is online if you want to look at it. I will also have printed copies at the class.

There is a restaurant in Cabelas or you can bring a sack lunch.

Please contact George Brady at or 509.923.2326 or contact person listed at the bottom of the page to register for the next class.

Trappers Education Home Study Option
We think students will get more out of a class but the home study option is available. You can get a manual by contacting George Brady at or 509.923.2326. The cost is $15. You may contact one of our Course Instructors that are nearest you to make arrangements to challenge the written examination process (see below).

Washington State Trappers Association is offering a half price membership for anyone taking the Trapper Training class.


George Brady- Okanogan Pateros (509)923-2326
Karen Parker- Thurston Tenino (360)264-5316
Bob Maier- Walla Walla County Walla Walla (509)529-9568
Bernard Nelson- Pend Oreille Usk (509)445-0475
Bruce Vandervort- Grays Harbor Humptulips (360)288-2466
Ken Payne- Whatcom Bellingham (360)966
Jack Thompson- Lewis Centralia (360)807-0403
Ed Cunningham- King Shoreline (206)546-6251
William Haywood- Athol ID (208)215-0021
George Smith, Jr.- Grant Moses Lake (509)855-4902
Ron Qualman- Kitsap Seabeck (360)830-5110



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Washington State Trappers Association
P.O. Box 3687
Arlington, WA 98223