Conservation and Trapping Science

State trapping-education workgroup meets Friday
Feb 9, 2022 08:20 ET

A workgroup of trappers and wildlife officials will resume work Friday in Polson to produce the state’s newly required trapping education program.

State legislative action last year, Senate Bill 60, required the program effective March 1. Mainly, new trappers and those with fewer than three seasons of state licensed trapping are required to take the course. It also will encompass the state's required wolf trapping certification.

Coursework will include trapping ethics, best practices, equipment, regulations and avoidance of trapping non-target species, according to Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks.

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