Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, in cooperation with the Montana Trappers Association, will conduct two, one-day trapper education courses this fall and winter.
The courses, which are free of charge, include trapping ethics, equipment, furbearer regulations and identification, trapping skills and other information useful to the first-time trapper or as a review for the experienced trapper. Attendees of all ages will receive a certificate of completion and a trapper handbook and workbook. The classes are scheduled:
Oct. 14, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Regional FWP Office, 3201 Spurgin Rd., Missoula
Dec. 9, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m., Regional FWP Office, 490 N. Meridian Rd, Kalispell
To sign up, contact the FWP Two office in Missoula at 406-542-5500 or the FWP Region One office in Kalispell at 406-752-5501.
For more information on the class scheduled in Missoula, call Bob Sheppard (406) 793-5885 and for information on the class scheduled in Kalispell, contact Dave Wallace (406) 257-8823 or Gary Wilson (406) 752-4667. For further information on trapper education programs, contact Thomas Baumeister, FWP Hunter and Trapper Education coordinator at (406) 444-4046.