Public Input on USFWS Proposal to Delist Gray Wolf From Endangered Species List - Open Until May 14, 2019

To submit a formal comment to the official Federal Register, click here.

Wolf Ecology and Tracking Training Courses 2019 - 2020

All classes listed meet training requirements for the Wisconsin Carnivore Tracking Program.

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Wolf Ecology WorkshopTWA - Larson-Juhl Center for Science [exit DNR], Ashland$30 (lunch provided)
October 25, 2019
Volunteer Carnivore Tracking Training & Refresher
TWA - Larson-Juhl Center for Science [exit DNR], Ashland, WI 54806
$35 (lunch provided)
October 26, 2019
11/09/2019Carnivore Tracking ClassRhinelander DNR Office - 107 Sutliff Ave, Room 1, Rhinelander, WI 54501
Free (BYO lunch)
November 1, 2019
11/10/2019Wolf Ecology and ManagementRhinelander DNR Office - 107 Sutliff Ave, Room 1, Rhinelander, WI 54501Free (BYO lunch)November 1, 2019
11/16/2019Carnivore Tracking TrainingPeshtigo DNR Office - 101 N Ogden Rd, Suite A, Peshtigo, WI 54157
Free (BYO lunch)November 8, 2019
11/17/2019Wolf Ecology and ManagementPeshtigo DNR Office - 101 N Ogden Rd, Suite A, Peshtigo, WI 54157Free (BYO lunch)November 8, 2019
12/07/2019Carnivore Tracking TrainingTWA - Crex Meadows State Wildlife Area [exit DNR], Grantsburg, WI 54840
Free (lunch provided)
December 2, 2019
12/08/2019Wolf Ecology and ManagementTWA - Crex Meadows State Wildlife Area [exit DNR], Grantsburg, WI 54840
Free (lunch provided)December 2, 2019
12/14/2019Carnivore Tracking TrainingTWA - Sandhill Outdoor Skills Center, Babcock, WI 54413
Free (BYO lunch)December 6, 2019

Other training sessions at a higher cost are available from Treehaven (Tomahawk, WI) on 01/11 and 01/12; Beaver Creek Reserve (Fall Creek, WI) on 01/25 and 01/26 and Sandhill Outdoor Skills Center (Babcock, WI) on 02/01 and 02/02. Please visit their websites to learn more and register.

More information is available on the Wisconsin DNR website, keyword "wolf", or click on the "Training" tab under "Volunteers"

Livestock Depredation Instant Alert

Similar to the hunting dog instant alert that has been available for years, the WI Farm Bureau, partnering with WI Wolf Facts, finally convinced the WI DNR to implement an Instant Livestock Depredation alert system.  On the DNR main page, scroll down to the red envelope on the lower right-hand-side, click and follow the instructions.  The email or text alert will provide real time information on coyote, wolf, and bear depredations and harassment as verified by USDA.

For more wolf information, type "wolf" into the search box on WI DNR main page.

How many wolves inhabit Wisconsin?  The  2019 - 2020 wolf monitoring reports counts 1034 - 1057 wolves in 256 packs, a 13.1% increase.  Using a new method that has been used in others states for years, the WI winter wolf estimate is 957 - 1573 with the most probable number as measured at the lowest point in the population cycle being 1195.

How many deer do wolves eat?  Check out the link below to review an analysis of the 2015 deer season vs. wolf deer kill by county in the Northern Forest Land

Please click the link below to see the relationship between the White-tailed deer harvest decline and the increase in unmanaged wolf population.