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University contact person: Dr. Tom Hunt
Event Coordinator: Randy Tenpas, Dr. Tom Hunt
Information from related Wildlife Events:
Contest Purpose: The wildlife contest will evaluate general knowledge in the broad area of wildlife conservation. Since this field is not "well defined" as many more traditional agriculture or lifescience areas, there may be more reliance on references and outdoor experiences as well as on classroom preparation.
This contest will consist of two parts, each requiring about 45 minutes to an hour. A general knowledge part will include an exam containing approximately 50 multiple choice questions. The second part will be a practicum consisting of 25 to 50 mounted specimens, furs, skeletal materials, research tools, photographs, diagrams, and food items for identification and/or description.
I. Use of basic terminology of wildlife ecology/management.
II. Identification of common wild animals of Wisconsin and their basic ecology
III. Understanding of the basic laws and regulations pertaining to wildlife
IV. Description and use of common wildlife management/research techniques
V. Current issues in wildlife conservation