Information and Resources for Trapping in New Hampshire
Trapping is an important part of New Hampshire’s furbearer management efforts. Under the guidance of regulated programs, trappers help maintain furbearer populations, provide data through annual reports, and resolve conflicts between people and wildlife. Trappers help keep New Hampshire’s furbearer populations at healthy levels.
Trapping License Requirements:
To purchase a NH trapping license, you must have either:
- A previous New Hampshire trapping license issued in the last 3 years
- A trapper education card.
All first-time trappers must become certified by successfully completing a trapper education class. An in-person field day is required for all courses. Online trapper education courses without an in-person field day will not be accepted.
Purchase your trapping license in one of two ways:
- In-person at NH Fish and Game Headquarters in Concord, NH
- Download the print-and-mail application
Trapper Education teaches participants how to be safe, responsible and ethical while trapping furbearing animals. Courses are offered April through September. If no courses are currently listed, please check back frequently as new courses may be added.