Wisconsin Timber Wolf Ecology Clinic

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People interested in learning more about the ecology of gray wolves or in possibly taking a training course to help state wildlife officials track timber wolves in Wisconsin can sign up for upcoming Timber Wolf Ecology Clinics at the Sandhill Outdoor Skills Center near Babcock.

The clinics, co-sponsored by the center and the Timber Wolf Information Network, are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 17-18 and Feb. 14-15. Both clinics run from 9 a.m. Saturday to noon on Sunday.

Area biologists and volunteers from the Timber Wolf Information Network have teamed up to provide instruction on aspects of wolf ecology, including status in Wisconsin and the upper Great Lakes region, population size, aspects of predation, and field study techniques. Saturday afternoon will be spent outdoors exploring wolf habitat and possibly trailing wolves in the snow.

Registration is limited to 25 people ages 12 and up on a first-come, first-served basis. Register by mailing in $75 per person by Jan. 9. This fee includes instructional fees, transportation on Saturday afternoon, Saturday supper and Sunday lunch, and dorm use. Participants may stay in the dorm on Friday evening for a donation of $15 per person. Checks should be made out to DNR-Skills Center.

Checks should be made out to DNR-Skills Center. Include the name of each participant, and the address and daytime phone number of one person in each party, and be sure to indicate which dates when registering. Send your registration fee to: Sandhill Outdoor Skills Center, PO Box 156, Babcock, WI 54413. Inquiries on the status of registrations may be sent via e-mail to: Richard.Thiel@wisconsin.gov.

The Sandhill Outdoor Skills Center is located 20 miles west of Wisconsin Rapids on County Highway X, 1 mile north of Highway 80 near Babcock, Wisconsin on the 9,000 acre Department of Natural Resources Sandhill Wildlife Area.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Sandhill Skills Center - (715) 884-6333 or (715) 884-2437