Education - Region 7
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
MILES CITY — A mandatory class for anyone planning to trap wolves in Montana this winter, is set for Miles City in September.
The class is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 30 at the Bureau of Land Management (111 Garryowen Road) conference room from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Class is limited to 60 people and is the only class scheduled in southeastern Montana. Participants may register online at http://www.tinyurl/wolftrapping or by following the links to education on the FWP web site, http://fwp.mt.gov. The online site also includes opportunities to register for classes elsewhere in the state.
Earlier this year Montana became the second of the lower 48 states to schedule a trapping season. Idaho was the first in 2011. The FWP commission agreed to require all wolf trappers to complete a class. In addition to specifics on equipment and techniques, participants will learn about the history, ethics, management, regulations and requirements of wolves and wolf trapping.
Wolf trappers must hold a Montana trapping license and complete the class before heading to the field.
Montana’s wolf trapping season runs from Dec. 15 to Feb. 28, 2013. In addition, Montana has a wolf hunting season that started Sept. 1 for archers in some backcountry districts and ends Feb. 28, 2013.