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Written by Janet Rohde   
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 10:49 AM

Forest Park conservation class students got the opportunity to observe a wolf and moose antlers up close on Feb. 7. The items were brought to the school by DNR Conservation Officer Jason Wicklund. On Feb. 8, to accentuate the class’ unit on Michigan wolves, Jim Hammill discussed the wolf population increase from 1989, when the first new pack was discovered, until present.  He also talked about potential hunting and trapping seasons, like Minnesota is currently discussing. The female wolf had been radio-collared and was shot in Gogebic County. It was estimated to be 2 1/2 years old. The class also got to see the bull moose antler, still in velvet, that was brought.  The moose had been hit by a semi-truck late last summer.  The class had just finished its unit on Michigan moose. Students pictured, from left, are Shannon Penkivech, Tyler Forbis, Jacob Tomasoski and Jimmy Cahill. (Chryss Harrington photo)