Trapper Mentoring Program
If You are Under 12 Years Old:
Under the Trapper Mentoring Program you may accompany and assist a licensed trapper who has at least 3 years of trapping experience. You must adhere to the following guidelines:
- The licensed trapper may be a parent or legal guardian, or someone 18 years or older and designated in writing on the Mentored Youth Hunter and Trapper Permission Form (PDF 19kb).
- You may assist the license trapper in all aspects of trapping (except the discharging of a firearm) without possessing a trapping license.
- If you wish to trap on your own and you are under 12 years old, you will need to successfully complete New York's Trapper Education Program.
- To continue trapping once you are 12 years old, you must complete the Trapper Education Program.