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September 27, 2012

Wolf trapper classes set in the Clearwater Region

By Dave Cadwallader, IDFG

   Idaho Fish and Game will be offering four wolf trapper classes this fall the Clearwater Region.

   Attendance at an Idaho Department of Fish and Game wolf trapper education class is required for those wishing to trap wolves in Idaho.

   The eight-hour class provides students with interactive, hands-on training from experienced, certified trapper instructors.

   The curriculum includes wolf management, wolf trapping regulations and ethics; wolf habits and behavior; making, rigging, and setting traps and snares; proper care for a wolf; and reporting requirements.

   Classes in the Clearwater Region on wolf trapper education by are scheduled for:

Friday, Oct. 26 - Fish and Game regional office, 3316 13th St., Lewiston.

Saturday, Oct. 27 - Clearwater Fish Hatchery, 118 Hatchery Roe Rd., Ahsahka.

Saturday, Nov. 10 - Fish and Game regional office, 3316 16th St., Lewiston.

Saturday, Nov. 17 - Nez Perce National Forest office, 104 Airport Rd., Grangeville.

   Cost is $8 per student. Online registration includes an additional fee of $1.24.

   Hunters must sign-up to take the wolf trapper education class either through the Fish and Game website at www.fishandgame.idaho.gov, or by contacting a Fish and Game office, 208-799-5010.