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Registration open for wolf trapping certification class in Butte

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Wed Aug 15 16:20:29 MDT 2018

A free wolf trapping certification class will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the La Quinta Inn & Suites in Butte on Sept. 8.

Prospective wolf trappers must attend a wolf-trapping certification class and have a Montana trapping license to trap wolves. During the certification class, prospective trappers will discuss all aspects of Montana's wolf population and the trappers’ associated responsibilities. To be eligible for certification, registrants must be at least 11 years old.

Certification topics will cover:

  • 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;
  • caring for a harvested wolf;
  • and reporting and registering one’s harvest.

To register, visit https://register-ed.com/events/view/128242. Students need to bring a lunch. For more information, please call Bob Inman 406-570-5326.