Conservation and Trapping News

Trapper education course offered in Salmon February 12
Feb 3, 2022 16:10 ET

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Idaho Fish and Game
February 03, 2022, 17:57 GMT

Fish and Game will host a trapper education course in Salmon on Saturday, February 12 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Fish and Game Office, 99 Highway 93 North.

The interactive course provides students with hands-on training from experienced trapping instructors. Basic trapping techniques with safety, ethical trapper behavior, and avoiding non-target catches are emphasized throughout. Other topics covered include trapping regulations, equipment selection and maintenance, and pelt preparation.

Class size is limited to allow for appropriate physical distancing and advanced registration is required. To register, either go online to the Fish and Game website under the education tab or visit the Fish and Game office in Salmon. Participants must be at least 9 years of age.

Idaho trappers who purchased their first trapping license after June 30, 2011 are required to attend a mandatory trapper education course before they can purchase a trapping license. However, the trapper education course does not qualify people for the purchase of wolf trapping tags. To trap wolves in Idaho, completion of a wolf trapper course is also required. When registering, please be certain to sign up for the course you actually want to complete.

Students are asked not to attend a course if they exhibit COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. Additional class protocols or class cancellations may occur should state COVID-19 guidelines change prior to a course date.

For more information, contact the Idaho Fish and Game office in Salmon at 208-756-2271.