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#3232427 - 07/18/12 10:14 PM Idaho wolf trapping clinic?
DT7 Offline
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Registered: 03/12/09
Posts: 31
Loc: Western Wyoming
I want to attend an Idaho wolf trapping clinic, where do I find information on when and where they are going to have the classes. Will they have the class in Idaho Falls?
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#3232514 - 07/18/12 11:22 PM Re: Idaho wolf trapping clinic? [Re: DT7]
Paul Dobbins Offline
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Registered: 12/22/06
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Loc: Goldsboro, North Carolina
Have you checked out the Idaho Trappers Associates website???

http://www.idahotrappers.com/events.html
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#3232533 - 07/18/12 11:35 PM Re: Idaho wolf trapping clinic? [Re: Paul Dobbins]
Idaho Bison Offline
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Registered: 10/28/07
Posts: 165
Loc: Lewiston, Idaho

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#3232641 - 07/19/12 05:24 AM Re: Idaho wolf trapping clinic? [Re: DT7]
wissmiss Offline


Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 5999
Loc: north Idaho
It is a bit early for classes to be scheduled.

Keep checking the link that Idaho Bison gave you and when the schedule is set, it will be posted there.
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#3232817 - 07/19/12 08:43 AM Re: Idaho wolf trapping clinic? [Re: DT7]
DT7 Offline
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Registered: 03/12/09
Posts: 31
Loc: Western Wyoming
Thanks for the links. I figured I was early, but last year I was late and missed it.
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#3232962 - 07/19/12 10:44 AM Re: Idaho wolf trapping clinic? [Re: DT7]
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Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 5999
Loc: north Idaho
There might not be as many classes as last year, but I think there most likely will be at least one in each region.

Last year was the first year for wolf trapping in Idaho, so any body that wanted to trap them had to take the class. All those won't have to take the class this year, so the demand won't be as high.
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#3236385 - 07/21/12 04:12 PM Re: Idaho wolf trapping clinic? [Re: DT7]
Idaho Bison Offline
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Registered: 10/28/07
Posts: 165
Loc: Lewiston, Idaho
Last year many classesd weren't posted because they were already full so you might try calling the local office and put your name on the waiting list.

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#3236569 - 07/21/12 07:52 PM Re: Idaho wolf trapping clinic? [Re: DT7]
W Meyer Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 17
Loc: Washington
Go and have a look here, I think they may have a class in August.
Wayne

For Reservation Information: C. Ashmead / JAWS Phone: 208-245-3869
P.O. Box 202 Fax: 208-245-8059
Fernwood ID 83830 E-mail: wolfsnaring.com



R & J Trapping Seminars

June 8th – 10th
June 15th – 17th
July 13th – 15th
July 27th – 29th

Rick Williamson Jeffrey Ashmead
All four of these scheduled seminars will be held near St. Joe City
14 miles north of St. Maries near the Shadowy St. Joe River. See Map.
Opportunity exists to catch & collar a wolf with Rick & Jeff at this site.

 Campers will check in on Friday. Instruction will begin at 1:00 pm & will include snaring, trapping, lure making, and calling specifically targeting wolves-but not limited to wolves.
 Each Camper will need to come fully prepared to camp out for 3 days & 2 nights.
 Items to bring: ATV – Food & Water Provisions for 3 days – Rain Gear – Gloves – Bug Spray
 Bring your trapping & snaring tools for evaluation and recommendations will be offered to enhance the success of your trapping experience.
 Host sites are private property and campers are expected to leave site clean and cared for.
 $150 Deposit will hold your spot in the seminar of your choice. Full cost of seminar is $400.




JAWS Sponsored Event
Jeff Ashmead Wildlife Services, LLP is willing to share 33+ years experience to allow trappers to experience the most efficient, successful and safe wolf pursuit possible. Trapping & Snaring Education at it’s Best.
“Experience Where Wildlife Lives….”

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#3236602 - 07/21/12 08:15 PM Re: Idaho wolf trapping clinic? [Re: DT7]
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Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 5999
Loc: north Idaho
Wayne,

The information you listed is for some private trapping seminars. They are not the official wolf trapping class.

The wolf trapping class is a one day event and costs $8.00

A person would probably learn a lot at the private seminar, but it wouldn't qualify them to trap wolves in Idaho.
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#3236920 - 07/21/12 11:53 PM Re: Idaho wolf trapping clinic? [Re: DT7]
decoy Offline
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Registered: 11/24/07
Posts: 994
Loc: north Idaho
That's correct!
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#3236930 - 07/22/12 12:00 AM Re: Idaho wolf trapping clinic? [Re: DT7]
208trapper Offline
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Registered: 10/01/11
Posts: 23
Loc: kellogg Idaho
i thought i saw postings of class schedules on the idfg website may try there.
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#3236958 - 07/22/12 12:49 AM Re: Idaho wolf trapping clinic? [Re: DT7]
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Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 5999
Loc: north Idaho
The link to the class schedule with the Idaho F&G is listed in Idaho Bison's post.

If you check that link, you will see that it says no classes are currently scheduled.
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#3236991 - 07/22/12 03:44 AM Re: Idaho wolf trapping clinic? [Re: DT7]
Idaho Bison Offline
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Registered: 10/28/07
Posts: 165
Loc: Lewiston, Idaho
The two individuals listed were the lead instructors in the wolf trapping class. The IDFG sponsored wolf trapping class pertains more to regulations and basic trapping specific to wolves. The classes in Wayne's post list some more advanced classes they are doing on their own. They had talked about doing a hands on class last winter but it never happened.

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#3237173 - 07/22/12 09:16 AM Re: Idaho wolf trapping clinic? [Re: DT7]
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Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 5999
Loc: north Idaho
The 2 listed individuals may have been involved with the F&G wolf classes but I don't think they were the lead instructors. There were a couple of trappers from Alaska that were heavily involved.

Looks to me like Rick and Jeff have found a way to profit from the wolf trapping classes.

What I think is interesting is that I have lived in north Idaho for over 40 years and have been active in the fur business for over 25 of those years and I have never heard of either one of those guys!!!
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#3237281 - 07/22/12 10:37 AM Re: Idaho wolf trapping clinic? [Re: DT7]
decoy Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/24/07
Posts: 994
Loc: north Idaho
Me either Nancy and they are only about 45 minutes south of me. Now I don't claim to know everybody I DO know a bunch.

If you are talking about Toby and Jack {both have been in Alaska for the F&G} but are here in Idaho working for them. Jack is retired but can be talked into coming out of Tenoy sometimes :-)

Both of these guys {Toby & Jack} are very well respected and in my meeting them I can understand why.
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#3237285 - 07/22/12 10:42 AM Re: Idaho wolf trapping clinic? [Re: DT7]
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Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 5999
Loc: north Idaho
Toby and jack are the 2 guys I was talking about. I knew that Jack had moved back to Idaho. Wasn't sure about Toby.

I know the fur buyer in St Maries, I will check with him to see what he has to say.
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#3237584 - 07/22/12 01:47 PM Re: Idaho wolf trapping clinic? [Re: DT7]
W Meyer Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 17
Loc: Washington
Rick and Jeff were two of the instructors that taught for the Idaho fish and game in Coeur d’Alene. They taught the later class both trap or trapped for WS. I would have to dig up my notes from the class for there back ground experience.
Wayne

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#3239252 - 07/23/12 01:50 PM Re: Idaho wolf trapping clinic? [Re: DT7]
trapr Offline
trapper

Registered: 12/31/06
Posts: 729
Loc: idaho falls idaho
Rick Williamson worked for one of the wildlife alphabet agencies,cant remember which one,possibly several.he trapped wolves for the state to collar and document numbers and locations.
USRT is having a convention in terreton in august,talking to Toby now about having a wolf trapping class,will keep you posted if it happens.
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#3239736 - 07/23/12 06:31 PM Re: Idaho wolf trapping clinic? [Re: trapr]
sawtoothtrapper Offline
trapper

Registered: 11/22/08
Posts: 12
Loc: Idaho
Jeff leases some land up at St. Maries for his seminars, but he is from southwest idaho that might be why you haven't heard of him Wissmiss. He is the most knowledgeable trapper I have met. I don't think Rick is doing the seminars anymore but he was a government wolf biologist and trapper, both worked for Wildlife Services. Also, Jeff makes some good wolf snares.

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#3239843 - 07/23/12 07:17 PM Re: Idaho wolf trapping clinic? [Re: DT7]
wissmiss Offline


Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 5999
Loc: north Idaho
Thanks for the info.

Wondering why he has to travel to the other end of the state to hold his seminars. Doesn't SW Idaho have any good wolf habitat?
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