Monday, July 11, 2016
Openings still remain for three Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Wolf Trapper Certification classes being held around the state later this summer and winter.
Classes will be held in August in Bozeman and Missoula and one will be held in December in Kalispell. The Bozeman and Missoula classes are already filling up, but the Kalispell class has several openings.
The Bozeman class will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 13 at the FWP Region 3 headquarters office on South 19th. The Missoula class will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 27 at the FWP Region 2 headquarters office on Spurgin Road. The Kalispell class will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 10 at the FWP Region 1 headquarters office on North Meridian Road in Kalispell.
This one-time certification is required for all wolf trappers in Montana. Individuals that have been certified in years past do not need to take the class again.
The classes are free, and interested students can check the schedule and register online at fwp.mt.gov. Follow the links to “hunter education.” Online registration is required for all participants.
Classes are taught by FWP staff and experienced wolf trappers. In addition to specifics on equipment and techniques, participants will learn about the history, ethics, management, regulations and requirements of wolves and wolf trapping.