Wildlife Capture and Chemical Immobilization

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Wildlife Capture and Chemical Immobilization

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COURSE DESCRIPTION: This unique 1-week course is designed to provide students a hands-on learning experience capturing and immobilizing carnivores. The course will be held at the Wildlife Science Center (WSC) in Stacy, Minnesota. At WSC, students will attend lectures and participate in interactive labs on wildlife capture and immobilization. Students will learn about safe capture techniques, pharmacology, delivery systems, patient monitoring, and more. Several carnivore species will be used as ambassadors for learning, including black bears, wolves, and mountain lions. The culmination of the course will involve capturing, immobilizing, examining, and vaccinating a group of wolves from WSC’s captive population. Students will have an option to pass a final exam to earn a certification in wildlife capture and chemical immobilization.

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