Category Archives: Great Lakes Wolves

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

Two Wolves Remain on Isle Royale

Having survived another year, it is likely that only two wolves remain on Isle Royale. A researcher from Michigan Technological University surveyed the island this winter, part of the longest running predator-prey study in the world. read more

Midwest Wolf Stewards Conference

The Midwest Wolf Stewards has met annually since the late 1980s to discuss wolf conservation in the Great Lakes region — current wolf populations, wolf depredations, the wolf hunts, wolf taxonomy, the politics of wolf management and local research projects. read more

Scientists’ Letter Alerts U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service that Wisconsin Is Misleading USFWS

A letter submitted by nationally known wolf experts explains that Wisconsin’s misleading population estimates warrant federal oversight and possible emergency re-listing under the Endangered Species Act was submitted to the United States Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS). read more

Does Hunting Wolves Increase Tolerance or Reduce Poaching?

Dr. Adrian Treves founded the Carnivore Coexistence Lab to understand and manage the balance between carnivore conservation and human needs. Read more about his research concerning wolves and humans. read more

Dr. Paul Paquet: Understanding the Key Issues Regarding Hunting Wolves

At the recent International Wolf Symposium, held in Duluth, MN, Dr. Paul Paquet participated in a panel discussion on Understanding the Key Issues Regarding Hunting Wolves. Read his statement. read more

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