A free trapper education class is scheduled in Bozeman on Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Regional Headquarters. All are welcome to attend, but advance registration is required and an adult must accompany youth under 12 years of age.

The class will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with an hour break for lunch. Topics will include trapping equipment, trap setting, ethics, rules and regulations, furbearer identification, and fur handling.

The Montana Trappers Association and Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks are sponsoring the class.

Participants will receive a certificate of completion, the Montana Trappers Association trapping handbook, and other informational material.
Please be aware this class does not certify participants for Montana’s wolf trapping season. All would-be wolf trappers needed to complete a formal wolf trapping certification class.

Contact Brian Stoner at (406) 581-8583 to register. Questions can also be directed to Fran Buell with the Montana Trappers Association at and Claire Gower with FWP at