Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will host a wolf trapping certification class in Bozeman at its Region 3 Headquarters (1400 S. 19th Ave.) on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Certification is mandatory for anyone planning to trap wolves in Montana. Trappers who have successfully completed a wolf trapping course in Montana or Idaho do not need to retake the course.
Classes are free, and interested students can check the schedule and register online at fwp.mt.gov. Follow the links to “hunter education.” Classes are also being held this fall in Missoula and Kalispell.
In addition to specifics on equipment and techniques, participants will learn about the history, ethics, management and regulations related to wolves and wolf trapping.
Montana’s wolf trapping season runs from Dec. 15 to Feb. 29, 2016.