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Photo credit: Jonathon Mays, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Wildlife Materials Inc.

For over 50 years Wildlife Materials Inc. (WMI) has taken great pride in providing quality VHF transmitters and receivers for wildlife research and management projects. Founded in 1970 by Robert Hawkins, a wildlife biologist with Southern Illinois University Cooperative Wildlife Research Labs, and his wife Linda, WMI has provided equipment for projects around the world.

Today the company is run by a team of long-term employees who take great pride in the work that they do and the impact that the equipment they build has on our knowledge of the world around us. The company today is headed by Richard Blanchard, a wildlife biologist who spent much of his early career working on white-tailed deer in southern Illinois and tigers in Peninsular (West) Malaysia.

Just as many of our products have changed over the years, so have the field conditions under which they are used. The assault on the land and habitats that wildlife depends on continues to increase. If we are to help them survive, it is vitally important that we learn as much as we can about what they need to survive and how they use the land. The people at WMI stand with you in your efforts to discover these needs. Call us with your questions.

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Flying frog on receiver

Photo credit: Ulmar Grafe, University Brunei, Darussalam

Choose The Right Telemetry Equipment

There are many factors to consider in choosing the proper telemetry equipment. If wildlife researchers have not used a certain radio-transmitter package before, they usually call or write us for a recommendation. At this time, we determine the species, its weight, shape, and habitat as well as the length of study and the species’ physiological changes during the study, all of which will influence transmitter choices.

Ongoing communication between project leaders and Wildlife Materials consultants will help assure successful study results.

Featured Products

Antennas & Antenna Accessories

From roof top to yagi antennas, Wildlife Materials Inc. can meet most of your antenna needs. Just call us for details on how we can help you.

Research Transmitters

To minimize weight and provide packaging strength, transmitters are waterproofed with a tough acrylic resin conformal coating.

Receivers

Digital circuitry adds fast, accurate tuning of transmitters. Sharp, noise-reducing audio filters help make background noise drop away.

Questions?
We're Here to Help!

Have questions about our transmitters? Looking for the right tracking system for your unique application? Please don’t hesitate to reach out — we’d love to help.

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Questions?
We're Here to Help!

Have questions about our transmitters? Looking for the right tracking system for your unique application? Please don’t hesitate to reach out — we’d love to help.

FIND OUR LOCATION