Aug. 25, 2021
Contact: Darren Ladwig, DNR Wildlife Biologist
[email protected] or 715-498-2338

Now Accepting Applications For Sandhill Wildlife
Area Trapping Permits Through Sept. 10


Sandhill Wildlife Area's marsh and grasses on a sunny day.

The Wisconsin DNR invites trappers to apply by Sept. 10 for a unique trapping experience at Sandhill Wildlife Area. / Photo Credit: Wisconsin DNR

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced it is accepting applications through Sept. 10 for a unique trapping opportunity at Sandhill Wildlife Area.

The DNR will award successful applicants a high-quality trapping experience on the 9,150-acre property near Babcock in Wood County. By participating, trappers will help DNR Wildlife Management achieve furbearer management goals.

To apply for the 2021-2022 trapping season, candidates should fill out the 2021 Sandhill Trapping Permit Application by Sept. 10, 2021.

Successful applicants will be required to attend a two-hour workshop at Sandhill Wildlife Area to review season objectives, vehicle use and data collection. The DNR will issue trapping permits during the workshop.

Sandhill Wildlife Area lies within the bed of ancient Glacial Lake Wisconsin – an expansive region of flat, marshy land interspersed with forests covering parts of seven counties in central Wisconsin. The property features low, sandy uplands of oak, aspen and jack pine forests, large marshes and many flowages. A small herd of American bison, white-tailed deer, ruffed grouse, Canada geese, ducks, loons, bald eagles, sandhill cranes, shorebirds, songbirds, hawks, owls and furbearers make Sandhill home.

For more information about Sandhill Wildlife Area, visit the DNR Sandhill Wildlife Area webpage.

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