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Wolverine Sighting Form
Wolverine Sighting Form

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Have you seen a Wolverine?

Wolverine adult, © Donald M. Jones for CPW

​​The wolverine (Gulo gulo) is the largest member of the weasel (mustelid) family. With short, rounded ears, a broad head and a stocky body, wolverines are sometimes mistaken for small bears. Their tails, however, are bushy and relatively long. Their feet are large and during the winter have stiff hairs that aid in insulation and walking on top of the snow. Wolverines have unique coloration and markings: they are medium to dark brown with broad yellowish brown stripes down their sides and across the forehead. Males are larger than females, and full-grown adults in the lower 48 states typically weigh about 25-35 pounds (less than a blue heeler); adults are 3 to 3 ½ feet long.​ To learn more about wolverines, please see the Wolverine Identification Guide page​.

​Report a Wolverine Sighting

Step 1 of 3

Observer Information

Valid phone number is required

Valid email is required

Step 2 of 3

Observation Information

Valid date and time required. [mm/dd/yyyy hh:mm]

Name of general area where you observed the wolverine or wolverines (e.g. national park, mountain range, wilderness area, etc.)

Describe exact location of observation. Please include county and nearby landmarks. List GPS location or Township/Range/Section. If using GPS coordinates, please use UTM coordinates and provide the Datum and Zone.


County in which observation occurred

Please describe vegetation in area where animal was observed, (e.g. pine trees, grass, willows, etc.).

Would you be willing to provide a copy to the CPW?

If you posted any related videos to the internet, please provide the URLs.

Step 3 of 3

Physical Characteristics of Animal(s)

Describe the behaviors of the animal(s) during your observation. Include both descriptions of activities such as running or walking, and any movements like head shaking or tail twitching.

Additional Comments

Please provide additional comments on physical characteristics.


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Wolverine Sighting Form

Part I: Observer Information

First and Last Name:


City, State, Zip:



Part II: Observation Information

Observation Time:

General Area:






Have photo/video:

Willing to share photo/video:

Video URL:

Part III: Physical Characteristics of the Animal(s)

Physical Description:

Adult or Juvenile:


Body Length:

Body Weight:

Tail Length:

Distance To Animal:

Number of Wolverines Observed:

Additional Comments on Physical Characteristics:

Description of Animal Behavior: