Ride smart from the start - take a snowmobile safety course at Crex!

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  1. By Northwest Region November 20, 2015

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

    GRANTSBURG, Wis. - Snowmobile safety courses at Crex Meadows State Wildlife Area Dec. 3-4 from 6- 9 p.m. and Dec. 5 at 9 a.m. will help make sure snowmobilers are ready for another snowy Wisconsin winter.

    Wisconsin is the birthplace of snowmobiling and continues to offer excellent snowmobiling opportunities, especially in northern Wisconsin. More than 200,000 registered snowmobiles hit Wisconsin's 25,000 miles of groomed trails each winter, making safety an important part of the ride.

    People born on or after Jan. 1, 1985 and who are at least 12 years of age must complete a snowmobile safety certification course to operate a snowmobile on Wisconsin public snowmobile trails and areas. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources recreational safety specialists recommend all snowmobile operators complete a safety course. The course fee is $10, and pre-registration required. To register, contact Dwight Nordrum at 715-463-2856.

    To learn more about Crex programs, contact Kristina 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 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, November 20, 2015