Minnesota congressman’s effort de-list wolves stuck in Congress

U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson says he has the votes on the House floor to pass a bill removing federal protection for gray wolves across the Great Lakes region. He just can’t get the bill to the floor. His bill — with co-sponsors from both parties across the wolf range in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan — […]

Meeting Scott Walter of the Wisconsin DNR

From the Wisconsin Wolf Facts: The WI Wolf Facts group met with new DNR Large Carnivore Manager Scott Walter March 20.  The meeting was very well attended by farm representatives, including Ryan and Cheri Klussendorf, Steve Suchmel, Jack Johnson, Tom Daigle, and Steve Boe, local affairs coordinator for the Farm Bureau and Ashleigh Calaway, district […]

WVU Student Chapter tracks wolves in Wisconsin

Nine undergraduates and one graduate student from the West Virginia University Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society were able to take part in a unique opportunity working with the Timber Wolf Information Network in Babcock, Wisconsin tracking wolves as part of their annual Track-A-Thon to collect population data for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.<<<Read […]

Rural Residents See Wolves Differently

The following Letter to the Editor was recently published in the Appleton Post-Crescent. It is in response to a previous letter that used outed terms referring to wolf biology, science, and terminology. The letter points out that people who live with and/or in close proximity to wolves, see them in a different light that urban […]

Conservationists Line up Against Ending Wolf Management

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Conservationists pushed back Wednesday against a bill that would end state wolf management efforts and bar state police from investigating wolf poaching, saying the measure will open the door to indiscriminate wolf hunts and won’t help get the animals off the federal endangered species list. The bill will create a perception […]

Bill would end state protections for Wisconsin’s growing wolf population

“Some northern Wisconsin legislators are proposing a bill that would end the state’s efforts to manage wolves and force police to ignore wolf killings, unless the federal government removes the animals from the endangered species list. The Republican lawmakers — Reps. Adam Jarchow, Mary Felzkowski and Romaine Quinn, along with Sen. Tom Tiffany — released […]

Red Cliff Tribe To Trap, Collar Wolves This Fall

*Staff Note* – It is found to be troubling that $75,000 in grant money is being spent because “We’re curious if they [wolves] harass farms…bear dogs and things like that.” (emboldening added) “We’re curious if they harass farms, if they harass bear dogs and things like that,” he said. “We’re trying to mitigate conflict and […]

Johnson Endorses Advancement of Bipartisan Wildlife Bill Containing Gray Wolf Delist Provision

Senator Johnson is applauding the work of Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), chairman of the Senate’s Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), who has introduced and advanced bipartisan legislation containing the language of S.164, Johnson’s bill requiring the removal of endangered species act protections for the gray wolf in four states.  Barrasso’s bill, S. 1514, […]

RMEF Calls for Delisting of Growing Great Lakes Wolf Population

“The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) detected an estimated minimum wolf population of 925-956 wolves during 2016-2017, representing a 6.8 percent increase from 2015-2016. In light of the Great Lakes wolf population numbering well above original recovery goals, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation calls for delisting and/or Congressional action to allow state agencies the […]

Wisconsin wolf population approaching 1,000

The figures from Department of Natural Resources monitoring show between 925 and 952 wolves roam the state. That’s up from 866 to 897 wolves last winter, then a record high. The current population could be higher. Volunteer trackers counted wolves during the winter, when the population reaches its lowest point before pups are born.<<<Read More>>> […]