Douglas Co. has experienced 13 wolf depredations events as of August 17th. Seven farm animals are dead since early July 2016, including a cow and calf killed while she was in the process of delivering her calf. This calf was killed during July.
These pictures were taken by a landowner in Northern Forest County Near Alvin. Three wolves were jumped off this freshly killed doe white-tailed deer.
Holsten cow eaten alive by wolves in Rusk County.
Cow and calf eaten by wolves while giving birth!
How many wolves inhabit Wisconsin? Currently the Wisconsin DNR estimates a minimum count of 232 packs that have 925 to 956 wolves living in our state. The count is up 6.8% over last year's minimum count. (Note: This is a minimum count and many believe the number is much higher.)
How many deer do wolves eat? Check out the link below to review an analysis of the 2015 deer season vs. wolf deer kill by county in the Northern Forest Land
Please click the link below to see the relationship between the White-tailed deer harvest decline and the increase in unmanaged wolf population.