Wolves occur naturally in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin, and the 2009 population estimate was 4,100 animals. WS personnel work closely with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and the State wildlife agencies to respond to requests for assistance from livestock producers, and WS may trap and relocate wolves, sometimes attaching radio-collars.
Click here to learn more about wolves and wolf management in the Great Lakes area.
WS partners with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the FWS to address wolf concerns and livestock losses. Since 1990, WS has conducted an integrated wolf damage management program that includes investigations into reported incidences of wolf depredations, provision of fladry and other nonlethal management methods to farmers, and removal of wolves under certain circumstances.
WS is a member of the Wisconsin Wolf Science Team along with many of its Federal and State agency partners, and cosponsors the annual meeting of the Midwest Wolf Stewards group.
Click here for the 23 page booklet, "Lines of Defense: Coping with Predators in the Rocky Mountain Region