Play an important (and fun) role in conservation - head to Crex August 12 for duck banding

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  1. By Northwest Region August 2, 2016

    Contact(s): Kristi Pupak, DNR wildlife conservation educator, 715-463-2739

    GRANTSBURG, Wis. - Members of the public are invited to join in duck banding activities at Crex Meadows Wildlife Area Friday, Aug. 12.

    Play a key role in wildlife management and help DNR staff band waterfowl!
    Photo Credit: DNR

    Each year wildlife management staff and waterfowl enthusiasts capture, band, and release local ducks - this program is part of a nationwide monitoring effort for migratory game birds. In order to facilitate geographic specific recovery and survival rates, duck banding is targeted at local birds. Duck banding is conducted annually between July 1 and Sept. 30, before the majority of the fall migration takes place.

    Participants will meet at the Crex Meadows Wildlife Education & Visitor Center at 6:15 p.m. to receive information and instructions from a DNR educator and carpool to the banding site (5 miles offsite). Attendees are encouraged to bring closed-toe shoes, bug spray and water.

    This event is for participants ages eight and older - pre-registration is required and space is limited to 20 people.

    For more information, contact Kristi Pupak, DNR wildlife conservation educator, at 715-463-2739. 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 [EXIT DNR] or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

    Please report your Crex wildlife observations via email: [email protected].

    Last Revised: Tuesday, August 02, 2016