MDC offers cable restraint certification class in Kirksville Sept. 3

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KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will hold a cable restraint training certification class 9 a.m. – noon on Sept. 3 at MDC’s Northeast Regional Office, 3500 S. Baltimore Street, in Kirksville.

Cable restraint devices offer trappers an effective means of catching furbearers (primarily coyotes). Their non-lethal design also provides a benefit to trappers when they accidentally catch non-target species.

This free course will cover the basics of safely and legally utilizing 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). This seminar is a certification course for individuals planning to use cable restraint devices in the upcoming trapping season. Missouri’s wildlife regulations require that people must first successfully complete a cable restraint training course taught by a certified instructor.

To enroll in the Sept. 3 class, individuals should pre-register by calling the MDC Northeast Regional Office at 660-785-2424. MDC offers more information about cable restraint devices at