Friday, September 4, 2015

MDC offers cable restraint certification class in Neosho

Cable restraint devices are effective tools for catching furbearers. Missouri trappers use them primarily to catch coyotes. They can be used in places where other types of traps may pose risks of trapping pets or other non-target animals. A cable restraint certification class will be held Sept. 19 in Neosho
Course required for use of cable restraint devices during trapping season.
NEOSHO, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will hold a cable restraint trapping certification class 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Neosho National Fish Hatchery meeting room, located at 520 Park St.
This free course will cover the basics of safely and legally using cable restraints to capture furbearers. Regulations, proper set location and cable restraint construction will be discussed. When used correctly, cable restraint devices can hold animals alive and allow trappers to release non-target animals unharmed. The devices can be used to take furbearers during the state’s furbearer trapping season (Nov. 15-Jan. 31). In order to use cable restraint devices, Missouri wildlife regulations require that people must first successfully complete a cable-restraint training course taught by a certified instructor.
Individuals interested in enrolling in the Sept. 19 class are asked to pre-register by calling MDC Wildlife Management Biologist Frank Loncarich at 417-451-4158.