Wildlife Issues

West Nile Virus

To report a sick or dead crow, blue jay or raven, call the Dead Bird Reporting Hotline at 800-433-1610.

View the brochure on West Nile Virus (PDF).

Guidelines for People with Beaver Damage Problems

The Town occasionally receives calls with regards to beavers and coyotes. Get the guide to Beaver Damage Control (PDF).

Coyotes

Coyotes can be found throughout the state of Wisconsin. Occasionally we hear of a sighting in the area, but not often. Coyotes are scavengers and typically are not aggressive toward humans. Usually any loud noise will scare them off. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recommends removing bird feeders and outside pet containers; making loud noise, throwing rocks or spraying them with a hose when coyotes are sighted and leaving on outdoor lights at night. After a few days, they will often leave the area.

If you have concerns about a coyote near your home, you should call the DNR at 888-936-7463 (toll free) or visit the DNR website.