Trappers in Northwestern Montana should keep their schedules free on May 5. A trapper education course will be offered on that date at Kalispell’s Pine Grove Pond.
The Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission decided earlier this year not to make trapper education manditory for the 2018-2019 season. However, those interested in honing their skills, touching up their ethics or getting introduced to the trapping tradition will have a chance at this free event.
The course is sponsored by Montana Fur Harvesters and Montana Trappers Association along with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. The course is not manditory but is encouraged, according to an FWP news release. The course is not a wolf trapping certification class.
From the release:
Instructors from Montana Fur Harvesters and Montana Trappers Association will emphasize trapping ethics, regulations, trapping heritage, and trap sets. Instructors will show actual trap sets and techniques with special attention to avoiding non-target species.
To register, stop by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ office on North Meridian Road in Kalispell and pick up pre-course materials.
What: Trapper Education Course
When: 9 a.m., Saturday, May 5
Where: Pine Grove Pond Fishing Access Site, 135 W. Reserve Drive, Kalispell. From West Reserve, turn north on Whitefish Stage Road. Turn east on Rose Crossing then turn south at Fishing Access sign.
More Information: Call FWP at (406)751-4564 or Tom Fieber at (406) 250-3386.
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