Winter events at Crex Meadows State Wildlife Area

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  1. By Northwest Region January 6, 2016

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

    GRANTSBURG, Wis. - Winter is here, and Crex Meadows State Wildlife Area has a number of events planned, from snowmobile rides to a class to make moccasins.

    Snowmobile Trail Rides

    Those interested in exploring surrounding wildlife areas are encouraged to participate in a snowmobile ride with family and friends. Crex snowmobile rides will be held Jan. 9, Feb.20 and March 12. Trail rides will begin at 10 a.m. and last approximately two and one-half hours.

    These events are for adults only. Snowmobiles must be registered, and each rider must have an annual trail pass and proof of Snowmobile Safety Certification Course completion. Rides may be cancelled due to trail conditions.

    O.W.L.S.

    The Older Wiser Learning Series is a lecture and discussion series held monthly throughout the winter season. Hot beverages and snacks will be provided. O.W.L.S will be held Jan. 14, Feb. 11 and March 10 from 10-11 a.m.

    Snowshoe Treks

    Discover the tranquility of this low-impact sport and join a guide for a birding hike Jan. 8 and wildlife tracking hike Jan. 22. Each hike will run from 8-10 a.m. After the hike, warm up inside with a cup of hot chocolate or coffee - snacks will also be provided. If there is a lack of snow, a winter walk will occur. Snowshoes are available at Crex on a first come, first served basis.

    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: Wednesday, January 06, 2016

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