Idaho rules require prospective wolf trappers to successfully complete a Wolf Trapper Certification course before they can purchase wolf trapping tags.
For those planning to trap wolves this winter, six courses are scheduled over the next two months at Fish and Game offices throughout the state. All courses run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Pocatello: Saturday, October 3, IDFG Southeast Regional Office, 1345 Barton Road.
- Salmon: Saturday, Saturday, October 3, 2015, IDFG Salmon Regional Office, 99 Highway 93 North.
- Idaho Falls: Saturday, November 7, IDFG Upper Snake Regional Office, 4279 Commerce Circle.
- Nampa: Saturday, November 14, IDFG Southwest Regional office, 3101 S. Powerline Road.
- Jerome: Saturday, November 14, IDFG Magic Valley Regional Office, 324 S. 417 E. Suite #1.
- McCall: Saturday, November 21, IDFG office, 555 Deinhard Lane.
The course includes 6.5 hours of instruction including both classroom and field experience. Advance registration is required, and participants can register at the regional office or online at http://register-ed.com/programs/idaho/148-wolf-trapper-instructor-led-co.... For more information, contact the respective Fish and Game office.
All courses are taught by experienced trappers, trained and certified to provide students with both classroom study and interactive, hands-on training.
The courses cover a wide variety of topics including wolf biology, wolf behavior and management, wolf trapping techniques, proper care of a hide for maximum value and harvest reporting requirements. On-site demonstrations in the field include making trap sets free of human scent, rigging snares, placing diverters to avoid non-target catches, and trap site selection.