The Montana Senate on Monday voted to ship a invoice mandating trapper training to the Home.
The Senate voted 39-11 on Senate Bill 60 from Sen. Pat Flowers, D-Belgrade. Much like hunter training, the invoice makes trapper training necessary in Montana.
Completely different laws to make trapper training necessary has been debated for 14 years however by no means made it via the Legislature, Flowers mentioned throughout debate Saturday.
“I feel it’s long gone time that we have now a trapper training course,” he mentioned.
The Montana Trappers Affiliation has provided an elective training course, though the state does require a certification class for wolf trapping.
SB 60 consists of an training committee that certifies instructors and approves classroom or on-line and area instruction. The committee is made up of three licensed trapper training instructors, together with two members of the Montana Trappers Affiliation and three Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks’ workers who’re acquainted with trapping.
The invoice additionally makes a separate searching license for bobcats as at present those that hunt bobcats should buy a trapping license to take action. A trapping license would nonetheless permit a license holder to hunt bobcats.