Trapper education course coming to Lewiston

Starting in July 2018, trapper education will be required for all trappers who purchased their first trapping license after June 2011. Individuals that have taken wolf trapper education are not exempt from this requirement.

To help meet the new requirement, Fish and Game will be hosting a trapper education class on Saturday, 18 November 2017, at the Clearwater Regional Office in Lewiston.

The course covers basic trapping techniques with a strong focus on safety and ethical trapper behavior. Selecting safe and responsible trap set locations is emphasized throughout. Other topics include furbearer behavior and management, trapping regulations, equipment selection and maintenance, avoiding non-target catches, and care of captured animals.

If you are interested in attending, please register online at or in person at any Fish and Game regional office. Questions can be answered by contacting the regional office in Lewiston at 208-799-5010.