Trappers are reminded that Idaho rules require trappers to successfully complete a Wolf Trapper Certification course before they can purchase wolf trapping tags.
The last two courses scheduled in the Nampa-area for this season will be held Saturday, November 12 and Saturday, December 3. Both courses will be run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and be held at Fish and Game’s Southwest Regional office at 3101 South Powerline Road.
Pre-registration is required. Register at https://idfg.idaho.gov/education/wolf-trapper-education-course or contact the Nampa Fish and Game office at 208-465-8465.
The registration fee is $8 per student. Those registering online by credit card will be charged an added convenience fee of $1.75. Registrants must be at least nine years of age to take the course.
Any additional courses scheduled throughout the state over the next few months will be posted on Fish and Game’s webpage.
Trappers successfully completing the certification course receive an Idaho Wolf Trapper Certification Card that enables them to purchase wolf trapping tags. Certified wolf trappers may purchase up to five gray wolf trapping tags per trapping season.
Fish and Game also offers a general furbearer trapping class that is different from the Wolf Trapper Certification class. The general furbearer trapping class does not qualify people for the purchase of wolf trapping tags. When registering, please be certain to sign up for the course you actually want to take.