Fur Harvester Education Courses

The Trappers Association of Nova Scotia delivers the Fur Harvester Education Courses on behalf of the NS Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Applications can be printed off this website and mailed to TANS, or you can apply at the DNR website and pay online with a credit card.

All applications received prior to August 1st will be given priority for courses the same year. Those applications received after the deadline will be processed within the same year only if time and space permit, otherwise they will be held over and processed the following year.

Typically there is one spring course held in April in Shubenacadie and four fall courses held in September at Tusket, Whycocomagh and two in Shubenacadie. We will endeavor to get you in the course closest to your home. You will be contacted in writing as to time, date and location of your course once this information is available.

Tentative Dates for courses are:

  • Whycocomagh – Second Saturday of September
  • Shubenacadie:
    • First Saturday of April
    • First Sunday of April
    • Third Saturday of September
    • Third Sunday of September
  • Tusket – Fourth Saturday of September

Fur Harvester Application Form (Print Version)


Register Online
@ DNR Website




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