FWP offers Wolf Trapping Certification courses in Bozeman & Billings
By angelamontana

Posted: July 29, 2019

Bozeman, MT — Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is hosting a Wolf Trapping Certification course at its regional headquarters in Bozeman on Aug. 17.

The class will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, at 1400 S. 19thAve. Preregistration is required for the course.

In addition to license and permit requirements, a person must attend and complete a wolf trapping certification class before setting any trap for a wolf in Montana. Completion of either the Idaho or Montana wolf trapping certification class will be recognized as meeting this requirement. A certificate will be awarded to those completing the Montana trapping certification class.

To sign up or to see other Wolf Trapping Certification courses offered in Montana, please visit https://bit.ly/2sV0dMa


BILLINGS – Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has scheduled a wolf trapping certification class for Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Billings.

The certification course is free and open to individuals ages 11 and older. Preregistration is required online at the FWP web site – http://fwp.mt.gov – and follow the links to education, hunter education and wolf trapper education and certification.

The class is capped at 30 students and registration will close when that number is reached.

The class will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at FWP’s Region 5 headquarters, 2300 Lake Elmo Drive in Billings Heights.

Montana law requires a person to successfully complete either a Montana FWP  or Idaho trapper education and certification class before setting a wolf trap in Montana.

The Billings class will be a comprehensive education session taught by FWP staff and experienced wolf trappers. The trapping portion of each course will be taught by trappers who have considerable experience trapping wolves.

Class materials cover trapping ethics, regulations, equipment, proper techniques to avoid trapping non-target species, history of wolves in Montana, the current status of wolves in the state, wolf management, the role of trapping in conservation and reporting and registering one’s harvest.

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