studying wildlife can provide a lifetime of enjoyment. This project
will help you learn to identify wildlife, basic wildlife needs,
and how wildlife interact with other wildlife and with people. At
the advanced level you will learn how to create wildlife habitat,
wherever you live.
Questions and Answers
Manuals (Order from The Education Store)
Facilitator/Leader's Guide - 4-H
Wildlife Habitat Evaluation
Program (WHEP) Career
Development Event (CDE ~ contest)
Hunting gives deer-damaged forests in Indiana state parks a shot at recovery. A Purdue study shows that regulated deer hunts in Indiana state parks have helped restore the health of forests suffering from decades of damage caused by overabundant populations of white-tailed deer.
- National Park: Explore Nature websites
- Got Nature? Purdue FNR wildlife/natural resources blog
- Wildlife Foods Flashcards (The Education Store, search: 4-H-993)
- Wildlife ID & Equipment Flashcards (The Education Store, search: FNR-205)
- Everything Wild
- Interested in a career working with wildlife? View the Purdue Department of Forestry & Natural Resources video to see what it is all about!
- Fish and Wildlife Service
- Great Lakes Eucation and Outreach
Wild. Click here for 2012 workshop information.
- Wildlife Gardnener curriculum (from the Junior Master Gardener program)
- DNR Kids Page, www.dnr.in.gov/kid
- Indiana Master Naturalist Program
Game Birds - People that raise game birds (ring-necked
pheasant or bobwhite quail, including their subspecies and color
phases) must follow the IDNR regulations. Rules (synopsis), Game Breeder Statute (IDNR). Note that Wild turkeys and ruffed grouse may not be
raised in captivity in Indiana.
birds (including ducks) - The Migratory Bird Treaty Act
makes it illegal for anyone to take, possess, import, export, transport,
sell, purchase, barter, or offer for sale, purchase, or barter,
any migratory bird, or the parts, nests, or eggs of such a bird
except under the terms of a valid permit issued pursuant to Federal
regulations. See the Fish and Wildlife Service Permit
Overview website, Migratory
Bird website, or call (612) 713-5436 for instructions and requirements.
Lugar-Purdue Future of Forestry Program and Scholarship
- For high school students only
- Increase your knowledge of forest science
- Earn a certificate from Indiana's U.S. Senator Lugar
- A chance to earn a $3,000 scholarship from Purdue’s Department of Forestry and Natural Resources.
- High school seniors can earn 3 university academic credits