Winter mammal tracking course offered Jan. 23 at Sandhill

Babcock, Wis. – People interested in learning how to identify
sign left by animals common to Wisconsin during winter can attend a
Winter Mammal Tracking clinic on Saturday, Jan. 31 at the Sandhill
Outdoor Skills Center. The clinic will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
and include a two-hour walk a field following lunch to build skills
in identifying animal signs.

Participants are asked to bring their own lunch and
refreshments, and to dress appropriately for the weather.

The registration deadline is Jan. 23 and is limited to 20 people
on a first-come, first-served basis and will be confirmed by mail
about a week prior to the event.

The cost of the clinic is $15. Participants may stay overnight
in the center’s dorm either prior to or following the event for a
donation of $15 per person per night.

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. 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
Richard Thiel

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

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