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WHO SUPPORTS A WOLF GOAL OF 350 OR LESS IN WISCONSIN? Thirty-six Wisconsin County Boards have passed resolutions supporting a wolf goal of 350 (7) or 350 or less (26), 100 or less (1), 80 or less (1), or 50 or less (1).  The votes: Barron, Burnett, Vilas, Taylor, Florence, Forest, Iron, Jackson, Lincoln, Marinette, Oconto, Oneida, Price, Shawano, Waushara, Waupaca, Grant all passed unanimously, Adams, 16 for, 2 ag...
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Bear Hunting in Wisconsin

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  • 9/22/2021 10:40:00 AM
    Hunting Dog Depredated in Bayfield County   On September 18, 2021, USDA-Wildlife Services verified that wolves killed a 9-year old male Walker trailing hound in the Town of Drummond, Bayfield County.   ...
  • 9/2/2021 9:25:00 AM
    On August 21, 2021, USDA-Wildlife Services verified that wolves killed a 3-year old female Plott trailing hound in the Town of Delta, Bayfield County. On August 22, 2021, USDA-Wildlife Services verified that wolves killed a 7-year old male Plott trailing hound in the Town of Highland, Douglas County. ...
  • 8/19/2021 3:20:00 PM
  • 8/18/2021 4:10:00 PM
    Dog owners are reminded to exercise caution in wolf occupied areas. Conflicts between hunting dogs and wolves are most common during the bear training and hunting season. Dogs have also been depredated ...
  • 8/11/2021 9:25:00 AM
    On August 6, 2021, USDA-Wildlife Services verified that wolves killed a 9-year old female Walker trailing hound in the Town of Barksdale, Bayfield County. On August 7, 2021, USDA-Wildlife Services verified that wolves killed a 6-year old female Walker trailing hound, injured a 8-year old male Black &...
  • 8/2/2021 11:25:00 AM
    On July 30, 2021, USDA-Wildlife Services verified that wolves killed a 5-year old female Plott trailing hound in the Town of Scott, Monroe County. Dog owners are reminded to exercise caution in wolf occupied areas. Conflicts between hunt...
  • 8/2/2021 11:25:00 AM
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  • 8/2/2021 11:20:00 AM
    Header Goes Here In Header 2 Style Sub-headline goes here in Header 3 Style; Italics   The deadline to apply for the fall 2021 wolf harvest season is Aug. 1. / Photo Credit: iStok/KenKanning The deadline to apply for a wolf harvest license or preference point closes this Sun...
  • 6/30/2021 11:55:00 AM
    MADISON, Wis. – Following several recent bear sightings in Dane County, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is reminding the public to take precautions to avoid potential conflicts with black bears across the state this summer. Although black bears are most common in the northern half of the state, populations have been slowly...
  • 6/14/2021 11:20:00 AM
    RICE LAKE, WI – June 10, 2021On February 23, 1945, Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal captured one of the most iconic images in US military history as six Marines hoisted the American flag atop Mount Suribac...
  • 5/3/2021 5:20:00 PM
    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking public input on the next 10 years of wolf management in Wisconsin. The DNR simultaneously requests public comment on the fall 2021 wolf harvest season through the same online input tool. The public comment period is open now through May 15. Find the online input tool here.  ...
  • 4/29/2021 4:10:00 PM
    MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) encourages residents and visitors to take precautions to avoid potential conflicts with black bears across the state as they emerge from their dens early this spring. Black bears are most common in the northern half of the state; however, populations have been slowly ex...
  • 4/18/2021 5:45:00 PM
    Plus, Poster Contest Winners, Weigh In On Wildlife ManagementAnd Warden Recruitment With 49 state parks, more than 500 boat launches, 15 state forests, 44 state trails, over 5,000 campsites and much more – your springtime adventure awaits. As we usher in a new season, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has several operations upda...
  • 4/14/2021 10:15:00 AM
    MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced it is seeking public input on the next 10 years of wolf management in Wisconsin. The DNR simultaneously requests public comment on the fall 2021 wolf harvest season through the same online input tool. The public comment period will be open April 15 to Ma...
  • 2/23/2021 1:20:00 PM
    MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources announced today the February wolf harvest season is underway through Feb. 28, 2021 in accordance with a circuit court order.   The DNR received 27,151 wolf harvest applications. There are 2,380 harvest authorizations available for purchase for applicants who are eligible...
  • 2/23/2021 1:10:00 PM
    MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced Monday that a wolf harvest season will take place Feb. 22-28, 2021.  All hunters and trappers interested in obtaining a wolf harvest permit or preference point must apply beginning at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16. The application period will close at 11:59...
  • 12/8/2020 5:45:00 PM
    MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced the official wolf season will begin Nov. 6, 2021.  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will delist gray wolves from the federal list of endangered species on Jan. 4, 2021, returning management authority to the lower 48 states and tribes. U...
  • 12/8/2020 5:40:00 PM
    MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds black bear and wild turkey hunters the 2021 season application deadline is before midnight on Dec. 10, 2020. Hunters can purchase applications for permit drawings at GoWild.wi.gov or through an authorized license agent. Consider inviting others wh...
  • 10/11/2020 9:50:00 AM
    USDA Wildlife Services has confirmed the following conflicts: On September 26, 2020, wolves injured a pet Black Labrador in the Town of Cary, Wood County. The dog was euthanized as a result of the injuries.  On October 3, 2020, wolves injured two trailing hound dogs in the Town of Alvin, Forest County.  A thir...
  • 9/23/2020 11:35:00 AM
    MADISON, Wis. – Extensive survey efforts conducted by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), tribal biologists and more than 100 trained citizen volunteers indicate an increase in Wisconsin’s wolf population from last year. This increase follows two years of steady abundance estimates and was measured in both the long...
  • 9/23/2020 11:35:00 AM
    MADISON, Wis. – In cooperation with local businesses, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources staff will collect deer heads for chronic wasting disease (CWD) testing during the 2020 archery, crossbow and gun hunting seasons. The health of the deer herd relies on commitment from hunters. Managing CWD begins with knowing where the ...
  • 9/23/2020 11:25:00 AM
    USDA Wildlife Services has confirmed the following conflicts: September 15, 2020, a wolf posed a threat to an upland bird hunting dog in the Town of Anderson, Burnett County.  At this location a wolf was pursuing a hunting dog when the dog owner intervened and scared away the wolf. September 18, 2020, wolves killed (2) trailing hound dogs ...
  • 8/31/2020 12:25:00 PM
    On August 17, 2020, USDA-Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a pet dog in the Town of Sugar Camp, Oneida County. On August 19, 2020, USDA-Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a trailing hound dog in the Town of Laona, Forest County. On August 20, 2020, USDA-Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a tra...
  • 8/23/2020 2:30:00 PM
    Dear Hunters and Wildlife Enthusiasts of Wisconsin, My name is Randy Johnson, and I was recently hired as the state’s large carnivore biologist, responsible for overseeing bear, wolf and cougar programs. I’m originally from a small farming town in southwest Minnesota, and have been an avid outdoor user my entire life, including hunting...