With All Five Senses
4:00 am
Thu January 9, 2014

In the Woods: What Halfpenny Sees

Earlier this week, we brought you a story about the state’s volunteer carnivore tracking program.  Every winter, over a hundred people volunteer to help track wolves for the Wisconsin DNR.

Credit Natalie Jablonski

Today we’ll hear more from Jim Halfpenny. He says he can track anything, even a fish, but he specializes in tracking rare mammals...like wolves or grizzly bears, depending on location.  Halfpenny lives in Montana, but every winter he visits Wisconsin to teach a workshop on animal tracking and wolf ecology.    

WXPR’s Natalie Jablonski tagged along on a walk in the snowy woods.