Wildlife Capture & Chemical Immobilization (Online)


Date and Time:

Monday, August 1, 2022, 9:00am to Wednesday, August 31, 2022, 12:00am

Registration Deadline:

Sunday, July 31, 2022, 12:00am

  • Copy of Dr. Kreeger’s Handbook of Wildlife Chemical Immobilization included!
  • Prerequisite for Wildlife Capture & Chemical Immobilization FIELD COURSES: Sept 12-15 & 26-29, 2022

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is for students and professionals interested in learning about all aspects of capturing and immobilizing wild animals using a variety of techniques and drugs. This course is also the prerequisite for a 4-day FIELD COURSE designed to provide students a one-of-a-kind, hands-on learning experience capturing and chemically immobilizing elk, black bears, wolves, mountain lions, and several species of mesocarnivores at the Wildlife Science Center (WSC) in Stacy, MN. September field course will be offered at WSC Sept 12-15 and the 26-29.

PREREQUISITES: None. Students that took an approved course (e.g., Safe Capture) 1-3 years ago are eligible to take a CWS refresher anytime.

FORMAT: Participants will learn at their own pace over four weeks by watching prerecorded lectures, working on problem sets, and reading Dr. Kreeger’s handbook and peer-reviewed journal articles. Once a week, participants will have the option to participate in a live Q&A with Dr. Kreeger about the materials presented in each module. An exam will be administered to those seeking a certification of completion from the Center for Wildlife Studies.

How to Register:

To learn more/to register, please visit: https://www.centerforwildlifestudies.org/courses/capture-immobilization-online-2-2022

Early bird course fee (ends June 19): $600 professional / $500 student

Regular course fee (after June 19): $650 professional / $550 student

SCHOLARSHIPS: Full scholarships are available to participants from countries designated as “lower income” and “lower middle income” in the World Bank List of Economies. Please see our CWS World Scholars Program page for details.

Contact Email:


Contact Name:

Jessica Kennelly