WDNR Conservation Wardens Seek the Public’s Help in the Investigation into the Killing of a Gray Wolf

Gray wolves in Wisconsin were delisted in January 2012, but were relisted in December 2014. The Federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) [exit DNR] protects all federally listed animals from direct killing, taking, or other activities that may be detrimental to the species. WDNR conservation wardens found the dead wolf on Thursday morning on U.S. Highway 10 in Waupaca […]

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Letter to the Editor: Protect recovering wolf population

Duluth News Tribune August 27, 2018 By Stacy Kolkind Contrary to a recent article (“Density causes annual clashes with wolves,” Aug. 14), confirmed wolf conflicts with livestock are decreasing in Wisconsin. According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, those incidents decreased almost 30 percent from 2015 to 2016 and decreased again from 2016 to […]

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Vehicle Collisions and Illegal kills Were the Leading Causes of Death for Wisconsin’s Gray Wolf

The Wisconsin Gray Wolf Monitoring Report describes wolf management and monitoring activities conducted in Wisconsin during the wolf monitoring year, April 15th, 2017 to April 14th, 2018. Gray wolves (Canis lupus) reverted to federally endangered status in the Western Great Lakes region as the result of a federal court decision in December 2014. They have […]

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In Wisconsin the Black Bear’s Natural Habitat is Under Threat Through Subsidizing Their Food Source for Hunting

Today, black bears in Wisconsin are being conditioned to search out human foods placed at bear baiting stations. This is influencing the black bears natural habitat. Researchers found that; humans are influencing the ecosystem not only through top-down forces via hunting, but also through bottom-up forces by subsidizing the food base. Black bears are omnivorous […]

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Wisconsin’s Gray Wolf Population Reports Show a Two Percent Decrease From the Previous Year…

In the news this week DNR Wisconsin’s over winter wolf population count has declined slightly from last years. The state’s wolf population may be stabilizing after decades of growth, according to a report from the state Department of Resources in a WDNR wolf count brief 2017-2018 . Volunteer trackers reported between 900 and 950 wolf […]

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Let’s bring back the heart in conservation management…

Do not feed the bears.  I have followed the career of Dr. Jane Goodall since childhood.  I remember watching National Geographic specials with wide-eyed-wonderment. I was amazed at how Dr. Goodall observed chimpanzees in their natural habitat.  A natural habitat can be defined as; the natural environment in which an organism lives, or the physical […]

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First confirmed hound dog killed in Wisconsin black bear training & hunting season 

Hunters began running dogs in pursuit of bear for training on July first. On Saturday July 15, 2017 Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) confirmed one bear hunting dog killed, and one injured (Plott, male, 5 years; Plott, female, 4 years). WDNR has put out a wolf caution alert in Langlade county Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Department of […]

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