The Connecticut Trappers Association, Inc. ( CTA ) is a non-profit organization of Connecticut Sportsmen dedicated to the conservation of fur bearing animals and practical wildlife management.
Established in 1967, the CTA's motto of "Conservation Through Association" maintains to be the foundation of our organization.
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Want to be a Connecticut Fur Trapper?
To meet the license requirements to trap, applicants must successfully pass a basic trapping course. The basic trapping course is approximately six hours long and consists of both classroom study and field work. Anyone wishing to land trap for coyotes must also take the Coyote Land Trapping Course. This is a separate course from the basic trapping course. Anyone wishing to enroll in the Coyote Land Trapping Course, must have completed the basic trapping course or an equivalent course from another state or province. The Coyote Land Trapping Course teaches specific practical techniques that must be used for land trapping coyotes. Persons who pass this course and purchase a trapping license are authorized during a specific season to land trap coyotes on private property of at least 10 contiguous acres in size.
Click below to view the CE/FS Trapping Course schedule:
We offer FREE trapping of nuisance fur bearers during the Connecticut regulated trapping seasons
For trapping of nuisance fur bearers outside of the regulated Trapping Seasons, please contact a license Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator (NWCO).
Click one of the below links to obtain information on contacting a NWCO or how to submit an off season beaver complaint: