brown animal on body of water

Depending on your opinion, the presence of wildlife at your lake or pond can be either desired or a nuisance. Get tips from our staff on how to manage wildlife and your water whether it be habitat recommendations to attract more birds, turtles, or frogs, or how to deal with your pesky muskrat problem that is wrecking your shoreline.

I’ve found injured or orphaned wildlife on my property – what do I do?

  1. First step is safety. Avoid bites or scratches from wildlife. Bring any pets inside and keep children away.
  2. Call your local wildlife rehabilitator. Click here to access the wildlife rehabilitation list for Illinois:https://www2.illinois.gov/dnr/LawEnforcement/Documents/IllinoisWildliferehabilitationList.pdf
    Wisconsin list: https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/WildlifeHabitat/directory.html or, 
  3. Call your local DNR office.