Did you ever wonder……

Did you ever wonder what happens with the information you submit in your annual reports?  Does it get filed right away?  Or does someone actually read it?


I reached out to a few states to see what the Game Departments do with all the patient data they receive each year.  Here are a few of the responses:

  • results are summarized and presented at annual state wildlife rehabilitation meetings
  • the number of patients that are threatened or endangered is monitored
  • track how long patients are being held for rehabilitation
  • ensure that only approved species on the permit are being treated
  • check that all animals receive a final disposition
  • make sure that patients are being released in appropriate locations


So give yourselves a pat on the back!  Your data is being used for wildlife health monitoring outside of the WILD-ONe community as well.