Great Lakes Wolves

Ecological Studies of Wolves on Isle Royale

Isle Royale – Between January 2017 and January 2018, the wolf population continued to be comprised of just two wolves on Isle Royale.  Moose abundance probably increased over the past year even though the most recent point estimate   declined  from … read more

2017-18 Wolf Count Brief

The Wisconsin 2017-18 overwinter minimum wolf count is 905-944, a 2.2% decrease from the 2016-17  minimum count of 925-956.   2017-18 results represent a modest decline in the population following 3 years of population growth,  including a 6.8% increase last year. … read more

Timber Wolf Alliance Technical Report 2016

The Northland College Timber Wolf Alliance recently released a technical report (pdf), surveying the opinions of the Wisconsin Chapter of the Wildlife Society regarding wolf population goals for Wisconsin. While no single goal received overwhelming support, in general, wildlife professionals … read more

2017 Michigan Wolf Conflicts

According to USDA, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where all of the approximate 618 wolves are located, has approximately 900 working farms with about 50,000 head of cattle.  Data was obtained from Michigan Department of Agriculture (MDARD) and Michigan Department … read more

Grant money now available to Minnesota livestock owners for prevention of wolf attacks

Applications due November 24, 2017 Minnesota livestock producers can now apply for grant money to help prevent wolf attacks. The Wolf-Livestock Conflict Prevention Grants were funded by the Minnesota Legislature earlier this year. There is $120,000 available to producers this fiscal … read more

Wisconsin Gray Wolf Monitoring Report

April, 2017 the Wisconsin statewide minimum wolf population count was 925-952 wolves, an increase of 6.8% from the previous year. A total of 232 packs were detected. DOWNLOAD

Minnesota Wolf Population Update 2017

2016-17 mid-winter Minnesota wolf population estimated at 2,856 wolves, or 4.0 wolves per 100 km2 of occupied range. The 90% confidence interval was approximately +/- 500 wolves, specifically 2,371 to 3,382 and 508 wolf packs. DOWNLOAD

Facts about Wolves in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

There is no scientific or biological justification to hunt or trap wolves for sport. The facts about wolves in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Those eager to open a trophy hunting and commercial trapping season on the U.P.’s wolves ignored scientific evidence … read more

Huge Win for Michigan Wolves – November 2016

Photo credit: MI DNR The Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled a 2014 law that enables state wildlife officials to allow wolf hunting in Michigan is unconstitutional. The appellate ruling in favor of the citizen group Keep Michigan Wolves Protected … read more

Wolf Paw Print