One senator says Wisconsin residents should have a say in wolf management, while the other says wolf population is strong and federal officials should let the state manage the animal.
Will go to customers who applied for a wolf harvest permit or preference point for the Fall 2021 wolf harvest season.
Dane County circuit court judge issues injunction.
Seek to relist the wolf on an emergency basis for 240 days, ensuring immediate protection.
The agency said in a statement that it’s taking longer than expected to update its 20-year-old wolf management plan, and it’s now expected to be done by March.
The population was 12 to 14 during the last Michigan Tech survey in winter 2020. The latest births would indicate it is higher now, but some older wolves may have died.
The DNR will present its wolf harvest quota recommendation to the Natural Resources Board at the Aug. 12 meeting.
A male gray wolf in Colorado. (Colorado Parks and Wildlife)DENVER — Colorado has its first litter of gray wolf pups since the 1940s, state wildlife officials said Wednesday. A state biologist and district wildlife manager each spotted the litter of at least three wolf pups over the weekend with their parents, two adult wolves known to live in the state,…
Genetic testing showed the animal, killed by hunters, originated from a population of wolves found in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan.
Then-Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a law in 2012 that requires the DNR to hold a wolf season.
As a result, DNR expands wolf management input period.
Wolf carcass found along Hwy. 151 north of Hwy. S in Dodge County.
They’ve also achieved a primary goal of the reintroduction initiative by reducing the park’s moose herd, which has become too big for its own good, researchers with Michigan Technological University said.
Using the new occupancy model, the DNR estimated that there are between 957 and 1,573 wolves in Wisconsin, with the most likely estimate being 1,195 wolves. This is an increase from the 2019 range of 835 to 1,333 wolves with the most likely estimate being 1,047 wolves.
Under Minnesota law, producers can be reimbursed for livestock killed by wolves – as long as investigators can prove that wolves were the cause of an animal’s death. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture gets an appropriation from the Legislature to pay out claims to producers whose livestock have been killed by wolves.
The debate is only the latest in the ever-changing history of wolf management in Wisconsin, and it comes as Wisconsinites are divided on wolf issues.
Federal officials are weighing impassioned testimony from farmers, ranchers, hunters and wildlife advocates at the only public hearing in the country on the government’s latest attempt to take gray wolves off the endangered and threatened species list.
Under the old plan, a wolf that attacked livestock twice or more over any period of time was deemed a “chronic depredator” and could be killed in the eastern third of the state, where wolves are managed by the state. The new plan will allow the state to kill wolves after two confirmed attacks during a nine-month period.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is hosting a public hearing to take comments on the agency’s proposal to remove the gray wolf from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife on June 25 in Brainerd, Minn. And as more than a million public comments have already come in, the 480-seat Franklin Arts Center auditorium in Brainerd, in north-central Minnesota, is expected…
The findings could undercut the government’s contention that gray wolves across the Lower 48 have recovered from near extermination.
MINNEAPOLIS — The last time the federal government removed endangered species protections for wolves in Minnesota, the state held recreational hunts aimed in part at culling the population. The open seasons between 2012 and 2014 were controversial, yet backed by both Democratic and Republican leaders, including DFL Gov. Mark Dayton. Now, as the federal government prepares to cut gray wolves…
Trump administration proposal to take the iconic symbol of the wild off the endangered species list has exposed divisions among states.
And Gov. Tim Walz says he supports legislation to ban the recreational hunting of wolves in Minnesota if the federal government succeeds in removing them from the threatened list.
The government first proposed revoking the wolf’s protected status across the Lower 48 states in 2013, but backed off after federal courts struck down its plan for “delisting” the species in the western Great Lakes region states of Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
The translocation boosted the park’s wolf total to eight – four males and four females – including the last two survivors of a dwindling population that had occupied the park for about 70 years.
The Michigan DNR’s citizen-based northern Lower Peninsula wolf survey, to detect the presence of gray wolves in the region, will take place Feb. 19 through March 15.