Press Release

Trapper Education Course Slated in Nampa

The Idaho Department of Fish and Game will be offering a two-day trapper education course October 24th and 31st from 8am to 12 noon each day at the Fish and Game Regional Office, 3101 S. Powerline Road, in Nampa.

Register for the course by accessing the Hunter/Bowhunter Education link on the Fish and Game website: http://fishandgame.idaho.gov. Register early as space is limited to 12 persons.

A variety of topics will be covered that promote safe, responsible trapping and outline the role trapping plays in wildlife population management. Portions of both days 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 465-8465.