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September 2, 2014

MADISON - Successful wolf permit applicants interested in learning more about the specifics of trapping wolves are encouraged to participate in wolf trapper education classes this fall.

The Wisconsin Trappers Association, United States Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will sponsor five workshops in September and October 2014.

"We are very excited to once again partner with the Wisconsin Trappers Association and Wildlife Service to offer these workshops to educate potential wolf harvesters in responsible, ethical wolf harvesting techniques," said Geriann Albers, DNR assistant furbearer ecologist. "While these programs are voluntary, we feel they are important for potential wolf harvesters as they provide an overview of many important topics related to wolf harvesting - attendees can ask questions of those with experience and knowledge."

Each course will cover a number of topics, including basic season framework, wolf ecology, trapper ethics, and hands-on trap set demonstrations. First preference will be given to those with a 2014-2015 wolf harvest permit.

Five training sessions will be offered throughout the state:

All training sessions will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - the cost of each workshop is $15. Break materials will be provided, however you wil need to bring your own lunch.

Pre-registration is required. To register, please contact wolf trapper education coordinator John Irwin at, 715-346-7386 (6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.), or 715-341-7596 (after 3 p.m.).

It is important to note that the courses listed above are considered "voluntary advanced trapping" courses and will not fulfill the basic trapper education course required to legally trap a wolf in Wisconsin.

For more information regarding wolves and wolf trapping in Wisconsin, please visit and search keywords "wolf trapper ed." For information regarding mandatory trapper education, search keywords "trapper education."

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: John Irwin, Wisconsin Trappers Association wolf trapper education coordinator, 715-341-7596; Geriann Albers, DNR assistant furbearer ecologist, 608-261-6452

Last Revised: Tuesday, September 02, 2014

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