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April 13, 2011
For immediate release launches Today's Trapper online education course to certify furharvesters

Trappers can study the fast-paced course online when it fits their schedule.

DALLAS — In the Today's Trapper® online course (,
all content has been developed in conjunction with the state agencies responsible for hunter education. Trappers (furharvesters or furtakers) can learn material taught in classroom courses and study the fast-paced trapper education course online when it fits their schedule.

Identical online trapper education course material is offered for participating states; however, each state agency has unique education guidelines and additional certification requirements for trapping. The following state hunter education agencies have approved's Today's Trapper online course: the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.

The Today's Trapper online course includes numerous detailed trapping education illustrations to give students a clear idea of how to prepare for furharvesting and what to expect once they're in the field. The regulated trapping of furbearers is an important wildlife management tool that helps conserve habitats and maintain wildlife populations at healthy levels. The sale of recreational trapping and hunting licenses helps fund conservation programs, which benefits many species of wildlife. 

The course was developed to provide short segments designed for bite-sized learning and quick comprehension. Learning is reinforced with 5- or 10-question reviews following each unit. Students set up a free account and log in or out as they wish. The online trapper education course fee includes the course, unit quizzes, and unlimited attempts at the online trapper education certification exam. No payment is required until the final exam is passed.

"We are proud to offer an online trapping course. Regulated trapping is a form of recreation that supports conservation efforts," said Kurt Kalkomey, president of Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc. " continually innovates so we can introduce more folks to online hunter safety courses and responsible trapping. Our motto is 'Get safe, get certified' so you can maximize your enjoyment of the outdoors and take part in a tradition that helped develop our nation. These days, very few people can devote an entire weekend or multiple weeknights to take a classroom course. The trapper course saves time and money." is a division of Kalkomey, Inc., which publishes more than 190 hunter education products selected by 48 states. For more information about official hunter safety courses and state requirements for hunter education, please visit

About Kalkomey
Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc. is the official provider of recreational safety education materials for all 50 states. Our print and Internet safety courses have been providing official safety certification for states since 1995. We provide safety courses in boating, hunting, bowhunting, and off-road vehicle (ORV) and snowmobile operation. For more information, visit the Kalkomey Enterprises website at

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