Fish & Game to offer trapper education

Fish & Game to offer trapper education

By Jaclyn Brandt. CREATED Mar 19, 2012

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game will be offering a two-day trapper education course March 31 and April 1 from 8am to 5pm each day at the Fish and Game Regional Office in Nampa.

A variety of topics will be covered that promote safe, responsible trapping and outline the role trapping plays in wildlife population management. One full day of the course will be devoted to field work, during which students will learn selective trapping techniques for many different species, as well as fur handling and pelt preparation methods.

The course is open to persons of all trapping skill levels, including those who would like to become trapping instructors. Recognized by the International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, the course is accepted nationwide by states that require a trapper education course to receive a trapping license.

For more information regarding the course, please call the Fish and Game Nampa office at 465-8465.