November 8, 2011
BABCOCK, Wis. - People interested in contributing volunteer time assisting state wildlife officials in annual winter wolf census can sign up for a volunteer tracking training clinic that will be held at the Sandhill Outdoor Skills Center on Dec. 3.
The training is mandatory for people who want to participate in conducting the wolf census, and is not to be confused with educational workshops. People who sign up to assist with the Wisconsin's Volunteer Carnivore Tracking Program commit to running three surveys per winter.
Registration is limited to 30 people on a first-come, first-served basis and is confirmed by mailing in a registration fee of $15 per person by Nov. 18. 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.
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: Britt Searles - (715) 884-6335