Douglas Co. has experienced 13 wolf depredations events as of August 17th. Seven farm animals are dead since early July 2016, including a cow and calf killed while she was in the process of delivering her calf. This calf was killed during July.

These pictures were taken by a landowner in Northern Forest County Near Alvin. Three wolves were jumped off this freshly killed doe white-tailed deer.

Calf killed by wolves in Rusk County, in October, 2013.

Holsten cow eaten alive by wolves in Rusk County.

Cow and calf eaten by wolves while giving birth!

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.