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For information on volunteering with wolves & other mammals, contact:
Jane Wiedenhoeft
Wildlife Biologist
715-762-1362

Wolves & other mammals

Volunteer carnivore tracking

Wolf track in snow.

Wolf track in snow.

Because carnivores are often secretive and occupy very large home ranges, it is difficult to monitor them by direct observation. However, we can still estimate the abundance and distribution of carnivores by observing the number and location of their tracks. Volunteers have been conducting snow track surveys for wolves and other carnivores since 1995. To participate, trackers are expected to attend a wolf ecology course, attend a track training course, take a mammal track test and agree to complete three surveys following DNR guidelines. Get Involved.

Large mammal reporting

Bull moose.

Bull moose.

Citizen observations are important in determining the distribution and abundance of rare animals throughout the state. Get Involved Please use the large mammal online form to report observations of the gray wolf, cougar, lynx and moose in Wisconsin.

Last revised: Friday January 03 2014