If you’re still needing to get your Wolf Trapping Certification, there is a course scheduled for October 25, 2023 that has registration open. It is a virtual course that includes the following:
This is a virtual class that will be conducted through Microsoft Teams. You can either download Teams to your personal computer or log into this course through an Internet browser. Good internet connectivity is required. You will not be required to have a camera or microphone.
Multiple people can take the class together on the same computer but registered participants will need to take the final test individually.
Wolf trapper education is required for anyone who traps wolves in Montana.
Residents who wish to purchase a trapping license to use to trap wolves are required to either 1) complete the general trapper education course (which integrates wolf trapper education into the curriculum) or 2) complete the stand-alone wolf trapper education course if they have also purchased trapping licenses for three seasons prior to 2022 (and are therefore exempt from the general trapper education requirement).
Non-residents must complete a one-time Montana or Idaho wolf trapper education course.
Idaho trappers can present a certificate of completion/certification for the Idaho course issued by Idaho Fish and Game.
The Montana wolf trapper education courses are free and open to individuals age 11 and older.
Certification course topics include:
– Trapping ethics, regulations, equipment, and proper techniques to avoid trapping non-target species
– History of wolves in Montana
– The current status of wolves in the state
– Wolf management and the role of trapping in conservation
– Reporting and registering one’s harvest
Questions? Contact Dillon Tabish at (406) 751-4564 or email Dillon.Tabish@mt.gov
About the Location
You can either download Microsoft Teams to your personal computer or log into this course through an Internet browser. Good internet connectivity is required. Taking the course on a smartphone is not recommended. You will not be required to have a camera or microphone.
Please note that if you have to cancel, you must cancel by 5:30pm CDT on October 24, 2023.
To register and for more information, click the button below.