Online registration is now open for wolf trapper certification classes across northwest Montana. Certification is required in order to use a wolf license to trap wolves. The classes will be held on the following dates and locations:
Sat Sep 15: Eureka, RiverStone Lodge 5 miles N of Eureka 9 am-4 pm
Tues Sep 18: Kalispell, Fairgrounds 4 pm-10 pm
Sat Sep 22: Libby, Asa Wood School 9 am-4 pm
Sat Sep 29: Trout Creek, Lakeside Motel in Trout Creek 9 am-4 pm
Sat Oct 13: Kalispell, Fairgrounds 9 am-4 pm
Sat Dec 8: Kalispell, Fairgrounds 9 am-4 pm
To participate in a wolf trapper certification class, potential trappers must register online through the FWP website (look under the Education tab, then click “Wolf Trapping Education” at fwp.mt.gov). The system will ask for contact information including your ALS number if you have one. You may also register by using the link below:
Classes will also be held at other locations across the state; details on these and other classes can be found on the online scheduler. Students must attend the entire class session to be certified.
Montana’s first wolf trapping season opens December 15 and runs through February 28. Trapping licenses are on sale now and cost $20 for residents and $250 for nonresidents.