Posted: Sep 19, 2012 7:27 AM by Laura Wilson - KAJ News
Updated: Sep 19, 2012 7:26 AM
KALISPELL- Montana's first ever wolf trapping season is less than three months away, and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is starting to prepare and educate trappers.
Trappers are required to take a certification class before the season starts, and on Tuesday night about 100 people showed up for the first class offered in the Flathead.
The class covers topics ranging from wolf history in Montana to trapping regulations and techniques, but because wolf trapping is still a passionate issue, a lot of Tuesday night's discussion centered on trapping ethics and etiquette.
"I think it was wise to require this course for anyone who wanted to trap wolves on their fur bear licenses. I think that the public is always watching when we harvest wildlife and doing it the most responsible way is the only way to do it," FWP's John Fraley explained.
A wolf trapping class will be held in Libby on Saturday, and on December 8th Kalispell will again be the site of a FWP-hosted class.