Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Must have a hunter education certificate number & the date the course was completed. Must also have a recent Conservation license. It is available 'over the counter.' (Resident and nonresident prerequisite for all licenses. Includes the state lands license (for hunting, fishing and trapping). Also allows a resident or nonresident who is a Legion of Valor member, regardless of age, to fish.)
Fill out the license and send it in to the Fulfillment Department of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks.
In order to receive a trapper permit, you must have completed a hunter education course - DEPENDING ON YOUR AGE.
You must have a hunting license to hunt any of Montana's game animals. To purchase a Montana hunting license, any person born after January 1, 1985 must show a certificate of completing a hunter education course issued by:
· any other state, or
· any Canadian province.
This law became effective October 1, 2003 (MCA 87-2-105). Hunter education is NOT required if you were born on or prior to January 1, 1985.
Voluntary trapper education is available:
Voluntary trapper safety and education courses are offered each year around the state and are coordinated by volunteer instructors from the state trapper’s association with regular participation by FWP staff.
Trapper safety and education is also provided during the annual Youth Trapper Camp that is a cooperative effort between the Montana Trapper’s Association, FWP and Montana 4-H.
$20 for general trapper license and $8 for the conservation license.
Title 87. Fish And Wildlife, Chapter 2. Fishing, Hunting, And Trapping Licenses
Fish and Wildlife, Chapter 3. Restrictions and Regulations
Look at Title 12, Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Chapter 9 Wildlife Division, Chapter 6 Enforcement Division
Furbearer – 2009 Montana Hunting Regulations
Furbearer – Montana Hunting Regulations 2009
2009 Resident Licenses – Hound Training, Trapping and Black Bear
87-3-504. Metal tags required on traps. A person trapping fur-bearing animals, predatory animals, or any other animals shall fasten a metal tag to all traps bearing in legible English the name and address or wildlife conservation license number of the trapper, except that a tag is not required on traps used by landowners trapping on their own land or on an irrigation ditch right-of-way contiguous to the land.
For some furbearer species, trappers are required to present all harvested animals to FWP for the collection of information that includes harvest location, sex, age, and other biological samples. Furbearer trapper reports and annual trapper surveys for all species are used to help monitor species distribution and trends in population productivity.
Call (406) 444-2535