WILDLIFE HANDLING AND CHEMICAL IMMOBILIZATION FOR WILDLIFE PROFESSIONALS
Career Transitions, Belgrade, Montana
March 20-22, 2012
Global Wildlife Resources is a non-profit organization dedicated to
supporting wildlife professionals with humane capture and handling
through training & field assistance. We are offering a 3-day wildlife
near Bozeman, Montana- a perfect base for visiting Yellowstone National
Park. This class is one of the most extensive chemical immobilization
courses in North America and includes hand-on labs with animals. It has
been invaluable to state, federal, and tribal wildlife professionals,
zoo caretakers, game farms, animal control officers, and college
students. This unique field-oriented training emphasizes professional
and humane animal handling and covers practical techniques to maximize
field success and human & animal safety. The course focuses on the needs
of professionals to understand the skills and equipment associated with
wildlife capture, physical restraint, and chemical immobilization
including for captive and urban settings. The course also covers in
detail each aspect of animal processing such as radio-collaring,
ear-tagging, weighing, sample collection and patient monitoring.
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 * The Y Pole * Honoring each animal through equipment and
HANDS-ON LABS: Drug Delivery Systems, Needle and Syringe, TPR Lab, and
The dynamic course instructor is Dr. Mark Johnson of Global Wildlife
Resources, Inc. of Bozeman, Montana. Dr. Johnson, former veterinarian of
Yellowstone National Park, has participated nationwide in a wide range
of wildlife handling field operations. He enthusiastically teaches
wildlife professionals and students internationally for universities,
national parks, state and federal agencies, native nations, zoological
parks, and private organizations.
GWR courses promote care, honor, and respect for every animal that is
handled;and are often profound career experiences for course
This second Bozeman course was created due to a long waiting list. The
course is limited to 24 participants and will fill up soon, so register
early! It includes labs each day (including a drugging lab with goats to
simulate deer), course notebook, and Certificate of Training. Each day
is 9am-5pm. The 3-day course fee is $550 / $450 for university students.
Places are reserved once payment is received.
Visit our website Course Schedule to register on-line or send a check
and also email a registration form to :
Global Wildlife Resources, Inc.
P.O. Box 10248, Bozeman MT 59719-0248
Office phone: (406) 586-4624
To Learn More :
See our website Course Schedule at www.wildliferesources.org for a
course outline, lodging info, testimonials, and additional information.
(The Career Transitions classroom is at 189 Arden Drive, Belgrade MT
Global Wildlife Resources, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.