Wildlife Handling & Chemical Immobilization for Wildlife Professionals in MT cancelled

DUE TO THE COVID-19 health crisis, Wolf Haven will no longer host this course at our satellite sanctuary in Montana. Stay tuned for upcoming information about whether or not a similar course will be held in Tenino, WA in the fall.

Wolf Haven will offer this 3-day course at our McCleery Ranch in Bridger, Montana. Course dates are May 19-21 (with an optional additional free day of presentations on Monday, May 18). This class is intended for wildlife agency personnel and other wildlife professionals and is taught by Dr. Mark Johnson of Global Wildlife Resources.

Classroom lecture and hands-on labs focus on the needs of researchers and managers to understand the skills and equipment associated with wildlife capture, physical restraint, and chemical immobilization. The course also covers each aspect of animal handling such a radio-collaring, weighing, sample collection and patient monitoring.

Includes course notebook and labs each day. Participants  receive a Certificate of Training upon course completion. Contact Wendy Spencer for additional information or if you would like to register.

Student examining wolf during lab.

Student examining wolf during lab.

Course content includes:

  • Five-step preparation for field operations
  • Legal responsibilities
  • Professionalism
  • Drug delivery systems
  • Immobilizing drugs
  • Patient monitoring
  • Marking sampling
  • Veterinary emergencies
  • Euthanasia
  • Human safety
  • Ethical issues
  • Honoring each animal through equipment and techniques

About Global Wildlife Resources, Inc.
Global Wildlife Resources, Inc. (GWR) is a progressive organization dedicated to supporting wildlife professionals and bringing honor, care, and respect to those animals affected by research and management by:

  1. Promoting and improving animal welfare (in a non-prescriptive manner) in programs and activities relating to wildlife research and management.
  2. Teaching the highest quality courses in wildlife capture, chemical immobilization and handling.
  3. Providing professional preparation and field assistance with wildlife captures, transport, and disease investigations.

 

A Midsummer’s Night 2020

Wolf Haven’s Summer Event – 2020 SOLD OUT

Our premiere summer event, A Midsummer’s Night, offers guests the opportunity to see wolves, hear them howl, learn their stories, eat delicious food, walk through native prairie, camp overnight – and repeat in the morning. Twenty guests have an incredible opportunity to engage in a deeper way with our organization and support our mission.

A Midsummer’s Night reflects the heart of what it means to be a sanctuary. As an accredited sanctuary, our philosophy is that the animals always come first. The resident animals of Wolf Haven are given every opportunity to behave as naturally as possible in a protective environment.  By keeping the group small, our guests can have a deeper, more intimate experience with our sanctuary, wolves, animal care staff and prairie – yet this will seem routine to our resident animals.

2020 Dates: All dates are now sold out.

All dates begin on Saturday night and conclude Sunday morning.

  • June 27 (adults only)
  • July 18
  • July 25
  • August 8
  • August 22 (adults only)

Admission:

  • $100/person for adults
  • $90/person for youth ages 8-18  – Please note: this event is NOT intended for children

Included with admission:

  • dinner
  • an enrichment visit in the sanctuary with animal care staff
  • a prairie walk
  • overnight camping
  • a continental breakfast
  • morning sanctuary visit.

For more information, call 360.264.4695 x220 or email info@wolfhaven.org.

Due to the limited number of admissions and the enormous popularity of the event, there will be NO refunds given for this event. ALL SALES ARE FINAL.