The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services (WS) program, in collaboration with Wisconsin DNR, UW-Extension and the Wisconsin Institute for Wildlife is hosting a one-day workshop on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center in Ashland, Wisconsin.
The goal of the workshop is to provide information to livestock producers and others on the science and implementation of non-lethal predator damage management methods as part of an integrated predator damage management plan for protecting livestock.
The workshop, limited to 100 participants, will also review state and federal damage compensation programs, as well as present demonstrations on the use of non-lethal management tools.
Presentations from wildlife researchers, natural resource managers, livestock producers and other experts will discuss the importance of the non-lethal component of managing predator damage and will include the following topics:
Development and field use of non-lethal tools for predator management
Update on bear and wolf populations and management
Guarding dog research and use
Animal husbandry practices
The workshop will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., including an outdoors demonstration of non-lethal management tools. On-site registration will begin at 8:30.
Pre-registration is encouraged. Farmers, ranchers and others should pre-register by calling the Wildlife Services Rhinelander District office at 715-369-5221 extension 14. There is no fee for the workshop but space is limited.
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