June 10, 2014
MADISON - The Wisconsin Trappers Association and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will partner to offer a series of advanced wolf trapper education courses in Sept. and Oct. 2014.
These courses will cover a number of topics, including basic season framework, wolf ecology, trapper ethics and responsibility and hands-on trap set demonstrations.
Five training sessions will be offered throughout the state:
All training sessions will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - the cost of each workshop is $15.
It is important to note that the courses listed above are considered "voluntary advanced trapping" courses and will not fulfill the basic trapper education course required to legally trap a wolf in Wisconsin.
For more information regarding wolves and wolf trapping in Wisconsin, please visit dnr.wi.gov and search keywords "wolf trapper ed." For information on mandatory trapper education, search keywords "trapper education."
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Geriann Albers, DNR assistant furbearer ecologist, 608-261-6452 or John Irwin, Wisconsin Trappers Association wolf trapper education coordinator, 715-341-7596