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Wolf numbers stabilize in state: DNR

The 2013 Wisconsin wolf count indicates there are a minimum of 809 to 834 wolves in the state, including 215 packs and 15 lone wolves, according to Department of Natural Resources (DNR) officials.

This count compares to the 2012 count of a minimum of 815 to 880 wolves, including 213 packs and 20 lone wolves.

“The 2013 wolf count relies on a combination of radio-telemetry, pilot observations, and winter track counts conducted by staff and trained volunteers across wolf range in Wisconsin,” said David MacFarland, DNR carnivore specialist. “The count is conducted at a time when the wolf population is at its lowest point in the annual cycle.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013 6:30 PM

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