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The Return of Large Predators to the Midwest

November 11 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Our keynote speaker will be Adrian Wydeven, nationally-renowned timber wolf expert, based at the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute at Northland College, in Ashland, WI.
For more than 50 years, there were NO sightings of wolves in Illinois, but with declining habitat north of us, wolves have again been sighted since 2002, more in Jo Daviess County than anywhere else in the state. Relying on extensive experience with wolves in Wisconsin, Adrian will tell us about the biology, ecology, habits and habitats of these predators, their needs, the specific threats (if any) they could pose to people and other animals, and will discuss the issues surrounding how we are best to live with them as they return.
Additional speakers will address the other large predators, also with a view toward helping farmers, hunters, public officials, and the public, have realistic, science-based, information.
JDCF’s primary partner for this workshop-style program is the IL DNR. Some details are still being finalized so be sure to check back for up to date information as the date of the event draws near.


November 11
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Woodbine Bend Golf Course
3500 E Center Road
Stockton, IL 61085
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Physical Address

126 N. Main Street
Elizabeth, Illinois 61028

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 216
Elizabeth, Illinois 61028-0216




(815) 858-9100 (voice)