A Trapper Education Course is scheduled for Saturday, November 3 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game Office, 99 Highway 93 North in Salmon.
The one-day course covers basic trapping techniques with a strong focus on safety and ethical trapper behavior. Selecting safe and responsible trap set locations is emphasized throughout. Other topics include furbearer behavior and management, trapping regulations, equipment selection and maintenance, avoiding non-target catches, and pelt preparation.
Space is limited and registration is required. Participants must be at least 9 years of age and can register at Fish and Game offices or online at https://idfg.idaho.gov/hunt/education. Registering at a Fish and Game office costs $8. Online registration by credit card requires an added convenience fee of $1.75.
Anyone who has not held an Idaho trapping license prior to July 2011 is required to take trapper education before purchasing a license in 2018. Anyone intending to trap wolves must attend wolf trapper education prior to purchasing wolf trapping tags. Any trapper intending to trap wolves that did not hold an Idaho trapping license prior to 2011 is required to take both trapper and wolf-trapper education courses.
For more information, contact the Idaho Fish and Game office in Salmon at 208-756-2271.