With the expansion of opportunity for wolf trapping to occur in Island Park and other areas later this year, wildlife managers at the Idaho Department of Fish & Game (IDFG) want to make sure that those wanting to trap wolves will be able to do so. Because wolf trapping in Idaho requires specific certification, it is important that trappers plan ahead and complete the once-in-a-lifetime mandatory training. IDFG has created a special opportunity for training to take place in Blackfoot on June 7 & 8, the same time that the regional trapper’s expo is occurring.
By state law anyone who wants to trap wolves must complete the wolf trapper education course. The course will take place at the Eastern Idaho Fairgrounds in Blackfoot, Idaho. The course will run from 4 PM to 7:30 PM on June 7 and 5 PM to 8 PM on June 8. Because the goal is to reach as many people as possible, the course will accommodate up to 75 people. The cost of the course is $8.00 and participants must have either a hunting or trapping license to register online at: https://fishandgame.idaho.gov/hed/public/default.aspx
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