Trapper education is free and online!!  Education and mentoring of the next generation is needed to ensure trapping continues into the future. 


After you take the online trapper education class, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department would like your feedback. The Game and Fish would like to create a more Wyoming-specific class and your input can make a difference. Please take a moment to send us your thoughts. 

Furbearer Regulations

Tips for sharing the trails 

Many different types of recreationists use trails, and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is confident that sharing the trails can be done successfully and without users burdening one another. 
No one wants to see a dog caught in a trap, but occasionally it happens. 
A trap with a dog in it means it didn’t catch the furbearer you were after. In addition, it is likely the area can not be readily reset. These things affect all trappers, and working to reduce these conflicts benefits all trappers. 
To reduce conflicts with recreationists and their pets, trappers can:

Best Management Practices

Trappers as citizen scientists, we need your help!

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department asks for your help in collecting data about our wildlife. Any captures you report are anonymous and very helpful. While it is mandatory to report a big or trophy game animal, game bird, protected animal or raptor that has been injured in such a way that the injury may result in death of the animal or the animal has died, the Game and Fish has interest in other animals you may encounter too. We are specifically interested in knowing the locations of the species below that you may have encountered while trapping.

Report wildlife here 

Trappers visit more remote locations than others and your sightings can help us manage wildlife populations, even those not classified as furbearers. For example, information from trappers was crucial in identifying both historic and recent locations for spotted skunks, the focus of at least two research projects through the University of Wyoming. This trapper-reported information helped determine survey locations, develop a predictive distribution map for the species in the state, and collect much needed genetic samples, none of which would have been possible without these reports.




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