Head to Crex in August for an Upper North Fork Flowage Paddle and Public Wolf Howl

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  1. By Northwest Region August 12, 2016


    Kristi Pupak, DNR wildlife conservation educator, 715-463-2739

    GRANTSBURG, Wis. - If you like to paddle down the river or howl at the moon, head to Crex Meadows Wildlife Area this August.

    Upper North Fork Flowage Paddle

    The warm summer season upon us - hit the open water with friends and family Saturday, Aug. 20 from 9-11 a.m. at the south side of Upper North Fork Flowage for a scenic paddle. After a brief boat and safety orientation, kayaks will launch and paddle around Upper North Fork. Kayaking is easy, fun, and a great way to experience close encounters with wildlife as a family.

    Attendees can bring their own kayak, or rent a single or double kayak for $25 supplied by Wild River Outfitters. Fee includes kayaks, paddles, and personal flotation device. This event if for ages 12+ and space is limited to 20 participants. Pre- registration and life jackets are required.

    Wolf Howl

    For those interested in hearing the harmonious howls of the "Crex Pack," join DNR educators Friday, Aug. 19. at7:30 p.m. to conduct a wolf howling survey and learn how to howl.

    This event will begin at Crex Meadows Visitor Center with a brief slideshow overview of wolf ecology and our changing perceptions of this elusive animal. A carpool will transport attendees to one or more special locations on the property where wild wolves may answer the imitations given by staff. This popular evening program is a fun and educational opportunity to listen to the unique calls of the wolf.

    The program is recommended for children ages five and older - pets are not allowed. Attendees are encouraged to bring insect repellent and dress for the weather. In the event of lightning or heavy rain, howling will not occur. Space is limited to 40 participants.

    For more information regarding the wolf howl, contact Paul Peterson, DNR wildlife technician, at 715-463-2896. Crex Meadows State Wildlife Area is located at 102 East Crex Ave., Grantsburg, Wis.

    Wildlife conservation education programs are supported by Friends of Crex. For more information, visit www.crexmeadows.org [EXIT DNR] or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

    Please report your Crex wildlife observations via email: [email protected].
    Last Revised: Friday, August 12, 2016