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DICK ELLIS Are state population numbers far understated? Wisconsin hunters took just three days to harvest 216 wolves during the February hunt, reinforcing the belief of thousands of Wisconsin sportsmen that the official stated population of 1195 wolves is significantly below the actual count. The harvest of 216 wolves is 8 percent over the harvest quota of 200 wolves unanimously voted for by the Natural Resources Board on February 15. Headi...
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Trapper education workshop offered at Crex Meadows State Wildlife Area

http://dnr.wi.gov/news/releases/article/?id=3670 

GRANTSBURG Wis. - A trapper education workshop will be held at the Department of Natural Resources Crex Meadows State Wildlife Area north of Grantsburg on Saturday and Sunday, August 22 and 23, 2015. First-time trappers are reminded that they are required to complete a trapper education course before buying a trapping or patron's license.

On Saturday the course runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with an evening meal andSunday from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. with a breakfast and lunch.

The workshop is sponsored and taught by the Department of Natural Resources and the Wisconsin Trappers Association. It is open to all persons regardless of age, although it is recommended that students under 12 take the class with an adult. Cost of the course is $12 and includes a manual, 2015 trapping license, and three meals.

Novice trappers will learn humane and efficient methods of trapping, exposure to and training with equipment, information on furbearers, preparing and handling furs, history of the fur trade, and trapping rules and regulations. Students will also get field experience setting traps and proper equipment care.

Because of space limitations and meal counts, pre-registration is required. To register and receive more information about the course contact: Paul Petersen or Steve Hoffman at 715-463-2896.

Lodging is also available for those needing to spend the night. Check with them for more information about the sleeping accommodations.

Crex Meadows State Wildlife Area is located at: 102 East Crex Avenue, Grantsburg, WI 54840. For more information search the DNR website,dnr.wi.gov, for keywords Crex Meadows. For more information on trapper education search for keywords "trapper ed."