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Trapper Education Course Slated

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

Register for the course at the Hunter/Bowhunter Education link on the Fish and Game website: http://fishandgame.idaho.gov. Register early as space is limited to 20 persons.

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 208-465-8465.