Education

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Trapping Education

Trapping is one of many ways you can get out and enjoy the natural resources our state has to offer. Interested in learning how to live trap? Come join GFP as we provide information on live-trapping wildlife in South Dakota.

Each class will cover regulations and guidelines, ethics, wildlife conservation, how and where to set a live trap, baits/lures, humane dispatch, non-target species, and safety.

Details:

  • Classes are available to all ages.
  • Minors must be accompanied by an adult.  Adults must register separately for the class and are expected to participate.  
  • Class size is capped at 20 participants. Minimum class size is 5 participants.
  • Click on “register here” next to the class you would like to attend, fill out and send the automatically-generated registration form, and you will be contacted by your instructor prior to class to confirm location and time.

Rapid City   Class Full

*To add your name to a waiting list for future trapping education opportunities, please contact Keith Wintersteen.

  • Instructors: Keith Wintersteen and Sean Marisch
  • Date: 4/3/19
  • Time: 6:00-8:00 PM
  • Location: Outdoor Campus-West
    • 4130 Adventure Trail, Rapid City, SD 57702

Sioux Falls   Class Full

*To add your name to a waiting list for future trapping education opportunities, please contact Jason Nelson.

  • Instructors: Jason Nelson, Derek Klawitter and Greg Wolbrink
  • Date: 4/4/19
  • Time: 6:00-8:00 PM
  • Location: Outdoor Campus-East
    • 4500 S Oxbow Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57106

Huron   Register Here

  • Instructors: Jason Nelson and Glen Sterling
  • Date: 4/6/19
  • Time: 10:00AM-Noon
  • Location: Beadle County Sportsman's Club (pending confirmation)
    • 7th and Lawnridge NE, Huron, SD 57350

Hot Springs  Register Here

  • Instructors: Keith Wintersteen and Loren Vande Stroet
  • Date: 4/9/19 
  • Time: 4:00-6:00 PM
  • Location: Allen Ranch
    • 13065 Fall River Road, Hot Springs, SD 57747

Phillip   Register Here

  • Instructors: Keith Wintersteen and Collin Rhine
  • Date: 4/10/19
  • Time: 4:00-6:00 PM
  • Location: Archery Range

Chamberlain  Register Here

  • Instructors: Keith Wintersteen and Dean Bisbee
  • Date: 4/11/19
  • Time: 6:00-8:00 PM
  • Location: Chamberlain GFP Office
    • 1550 King Ave, Chamberlain, SD 57325

Yankton   Register Here

  • Instructors: Jason Nelson and Randy Becker
  • Date: 4/16/19
  • Time: 6:00-8:00 PM
  • Location: Lewis and Clark Recreation Area Visitor Center
    • 43349 SD-52, Yankton, SD 57078

Fort Pierre   Register Here

  • Instructors: Maggie Lindsey and Trapper Goltz
  • Date: 4/17/19
  • Time: 6:00-8:00 PM
  • Location: Fort Pierre GFP Office
    • 20641 State Hwy 1806, Fort Pierre, SD 57532

Brookings   Register Here

  • Instructors: Jason Nelson and Chad Williams
  • Date: 4/23/19
  • Time: 6:00-8:00 PM
  • Location: Brookings County Outdoor Adventure Center
    • 2810 22nd Ave S, Brookings, SD 57006

Mobridge   Register Here

  • Instructors: Taniya Bethke and Brendan Peterson
  • Date: 4/24/19
  • Time: 6:00-8:00 PM
  • Location: Mobridge GFP Office
    • 909 Lake Front Drive, Mobridge, SD 57601

Aberdeen  Register Here

  • Instructors: Jason Nelson and Tim Ray
  • Date: 4/27/19
  • Time: 9:00-11:00 AM
  • Location: Sportsman's Club of Brown Co-Terry O'Keefe Hunter Education Center
    • 5.5 miles south of the junction of Highways 12 and 281
    • 13863 386 Ave.
    • Aberdeen, SD 57402

Faith   Register Here

  • Instructors: Keith Wintersteen and Garret Mooney
  • Date: 4/27/19
  • Time: 10:00 AM-Noon
  • Location: Durkee Lake

Watertown   Register Here

  • Instructors: Jason Nelson and Dan Nelson
  • Date: 5/4/19
  • Time: 9:00-11:00 AM
  • Location: Pelican Lake Recreation Area-Picnic Shelter
    • 17450 450th Ave, Watertown, SD 57201