A trapper education class is planned for Missoula on Saturday, April 6 from 8:30am to 5pm at the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 2 Office (3201 Spurgin Road).
The class is free and open to anyone. Students must register by calling FWP at 406-542-5500 or Montana Trappers Association (MTA) member, Bob Sheppard, at 406-793-5885. An adult must accompany students under 10 years of age.
Topics will include trapping equipment, trap setting, ethics, regulations, furbearer identification, and fur handling. Participants will receive a student handbook and a certificate of completion upon passing the class. Students should bring a notebook and a lunch.
This class does not certify students for Montana’s wolf trapping season. New wolf trappers in Montana must complete a wolf trapper education course, offered later this year in Missoula and other several locations throughout Montana. Dates for those classes have not been set, but prospective wolf trapper education students can find out more on atfwp.mt.gov/education/hunter.
(via MT FWP)