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Trapper Certification Classes Filling Up Fast
Thu Sep 06 14:24:00 MDT 2012
Education - Region 3
This news release was archived on Sat Oct 06 14:24:00 MDT 2012

Earlier this week, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks opened up registration for wolf trapper certification classes around the state. Currently there are seven classes set for Region 3 (two in Helena, two in Bozeman, one in Butte, one in Livingston, and one in Dillon) and those are quickly filling up. Prospective wolf trappers must complete one of these classes in order to legally trap wolves in Montana. The Region 3 schedule is below:
 

Helena
Saturday, September 08, 2012
Montana Wild Center
Helena
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Montana Wild Center
Bozeman
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Region 3 Headquarters
Bozeman
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Region 3 Headquarters
Livingston
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Park County Rod & Gun Club
Butte
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Location TBA
Dillon
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Beaverhead County Fairgrounds

 
Classes are also scheduled for many other communities around the state.  Prospective trappers can find dates, locations, times and sign-up for a class on FWP’s website at fwp.mt.gov. Click "Wolf Trapping Certification." In most cases, classes are limited to 50 participants.
 
Classes are taught by FWP staff and experienced wolf trappers. In addition to specifics on equipment and techniques, participants will learn about the history, ethics, management, regulations and requirements of wolves and wolf trapping. 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.