Online registration is now open for a wolf trapper certification class in north central Montana.
Certification and a trapping license are required to take part in the upcoming wolf trapping season: Dec. 15 to Feb. 28.
This year, Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 4 has scheduled one class: Sat., Aug. 24, at the FWP Region 4 office, 4600 Giant Springs Road, Great Falls.
The class will run 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a break for lunch and students are responsible for their own lunch. Also part of the class will be outdoors and students should dress for the weather.
Class size is limited to 50 students.
To participate in the wolf trapper certification class, potential trappers must register online through the FWP website, www.fwp.mt.gov (look under the Education tab, then click “Wolf Trapping Education”).
Classes will also be held at other locations across the state; details on these and other classes can be found on the online scheduler. Students must attend the entire class session to be certified.
(Report by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks; Cover photo: firstpeople.us)