The National 4-H Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) was created to introduce students to wildlife and fisheries management principles and techniques by developing knowledge of ecoregions, wildlife species natural history, and wildlife management practices. In 2014, the Wildlife Challenge activity was added to the National WHEP Invitational Career Development Event. The activity tests students' identification skills and general knowledge of wildlife species. The ability to identify wildlife species is an important skill for students participating in WHEP. The species in this guide provide key identification characteristics of all species listed in the national WHEP manual.
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Robert Cordes (Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife); Robert Chapman, Rod Williams