MDC offers cable restraint certification class in Neosho

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NEOSHO, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will hold a cable restraint trapping certification class 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Sept. 10 in the meeting room of the Neosho National Fish Hatchery, 520 Park St.

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). 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.

People can pre-register by calling MDC Wildlife Management Biologist Frank Loncarich at 417-451-4158. Learn more about cable restraint devices at