Great Lakes Wolf Summit

Thu, Sep 15 at 9:00 AM, Cumberland, Wi  

By: Wisconsin State Senator Tom Tiffany & Representative Adam Jarchow

The Great Lakes Wolf Summit, hosted by Senator Tom Tiffany and Representative Adam Jarchow, is a meeting of public officials, scientists, and interested parties from Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota to discuss the necessity for state-led wolf management programs. Over the course of the day, attendees will hear from several experts about their experiences with management programs and participate in in-depth discussions on best practices regarding rising wolf populations.

This event is free and open to the public. General Admission tickets are available. If you would like lunch at the event, there is the option to purchase a lunch ticket provided by Das Lach Haus catering for $13. Keynote speaker, Ted Lyon will be presenting over the lunch hour. Lunch registration will remain open through September 11, 2016. General admission registration will be open through September 14, 2016.

Keynote Speaker:
Ted Lyon – Author of “The Real Wolf”

Confirmed Presenters Include:
David Ruid – Wildlife Biologist at USDA-APHIS Wildlife Services
Don Peay – Founder of Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife

When Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CDT) . WhereDas Lach Haus - 1788 Elm Street, Cumberland, Wi 54829

Wolf ecology and track training courses

DatesCourse LocationCost
10/21/2017Wolf Ecology WorkshopSigurd Olson Environmental Institute [exit DNR], Ashland$25
11/04/2017Volunteer Carnivore Track Training & Refresher ClassSigurd Olson Environmental Institute [exit DNR], Ashland$25
11/04/2017Carnivore Tracking ClassPeshtigo DNR Office, PeshtigoFree
11/05/2017Wolf Ecology & ManagementPeshtigo DNR Office, PeshtigoFree
11/11/2017Carnivore Tracking ClassRhinelander DNR Office, Rhinelander Free
11/12/2017Wolf Ecology & ManagementRhinelander DNR Office, Rhinelander Free
12/02/2017Carnivore Tracking ClassSandhill Outdoor Skills Center, BabcockFree
12/02/2017Carnivore Tracking ClassHayward DNR Office, HaywardFree
12/03/2017Wolf Ecology & ManagementHayward DNR Office [exit DNR], HaywardFree
12/09/2017Carnivore Tracking ClassCrex Meadows [exit DNR], Grantsburg Free
12/10/2017Wolf Ecology & ManagementCrex Meadows [exit DNR], GrantsburgFree
1/13/2017 - 1/14/2017Wolf Ecology WorkshopTreehaven [exit DNR], Tomahawk$115-165
1/27/2018– 1/28/2018Wolf Ecology WorkshopBeaver Creek Reserve [exit DNR], Fall Creek$70
2/3/2018 – 2/4/2018Wolf Ecology WorkshopSandhill Outdoor Skills Center, Babcock$90
8/10/2018 – 8/12/2018Wolf Ecology & ConservationContact TWA [exit DNR] for information TBD

How many wolves inhabit Wisconsin?  Currently the Wisconsin DNR estimates a minimum count of 232 packs that have 925 to 956 wolves living in our state. The count is up 6.8% over last year's minimum count. (Note:  This is a minimum count and many believe the number is much higher.)

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.