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January 11, 2011

BABCOCK, Wis. - Learn about more than 14 years of winter research conducted by area high school students on porcupines at the Sandhill Wildlife Area Sandhill at an upcoming clinic at the Department of Natural Resources Sandhill Outdoor Skills Center.

The porcupine ecology clinic will be held on Saturday, February 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Participants will join skills center staff on snowshoes to visit porcupine winter dens to learn about these fascinating and incredibly prickly rodents. The Skills Center will provide snowshoes.

Registration is limited to 20 people ages 12 and up on a first-come, first-served basis. Register by mailing in a $15 per person fee by Jan. 28. 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. Participants may stay in the center's dorm on the night before or after the course for a donation of $15 per person per night. 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:

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 at: (715) 884-6333 or (715) 884-2437

Last Revised: Tuesday, January 11, 2011

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