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  1. DNR: Wolf season quota set at 156

    The Natural Resources Board today approved the 2014 Wisconsin wolf season quota of 156 as proposed by the Department of Natural Resources Wolf Advisory Committee.

    • Jun. 25, 2014
  2. Update: Wisconsin wants to scale back annual wolf hunt

    Wisconsin wildlife officials want to dramatically scale back this state's third annual wolf hunt.

    • Jun. 18, 2014
  3. A trap is set by a wolf researcher. Steve Meurett/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Blogger Steve Meurett joins wolf researchers in the field

    'I woke up one morning thinking about wolves and realized that wolf packs function as families. Everyone has a role, and if you act within the parameters of your role, the whole pack succeeds, and when that falls apart, so does the pack.' - Jodi Picoult

    • Jun. 18, 2014
  4. DNR researchers hold down a deer and cover its eyes to calm it while attaching a radio-collar. DNR photo

    Pat Durkin column: Wolves aren't biggest threat for deer

    Two surprises have emerged from the Department of Natural Resources' research into deer predation and fawn survival the past three springs: Wolves were not linked to any fawn deaths in the Northern Forest study area near Winter, and starvation was the top

    • Jun. 16, 2014
  5. Group leader calls for cease fire on wolf hunt

    Melissa Tedrowe of Wauwautosa is the state director for The Humane Society of the United States and wrote a recent column in the Wisconsin State Journal in which she calls for the end of Wisconsin's wolf hunt.

    • Jun. 9, 2014
  6. Gray wolf AP

    Lueders: Critics decry hunting group clout (column)

    In February, the state's Wolf Advisory Committee took a surprising stand against a controversial state program that compensates the owners of dogs killed by wolves while hunting other animals.

    • May 28, 2014
  7. Committee recommends lower wolf hunt quota this year

    JSOnline.com outdoors editor Paul A. Smith reports on the state's Wolf Advisory Committee recommendation that 156 wolves should be harvested in the 2014-15 season.

    • May 20, 2014
  8. Columnist writes about wolf hunt, fishing clubs in Wisconsin

    Paul A. Smith, outdoors editor for JSOnline.com, recently wrote about a DNR report on the 2013 wolf harvest.

    • May 19, 2014
  9. DNR: No evidence of hunting dog, wolf fights

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources says it found no evidence of fights between hunting dogs and wolves when the agency examined wolf carcasses this spring.

    • May 15, 2014
  10. This wolf was shot less than a year after it was collared in a wolf study. Steve Meurett/For Wisconsinoutdoorfun.com

    Photo of poached wolves weighs on blogger's mind

    Last fall, a photo of masked 'hunters' (in the closed Facebook group, Sportsmen & Sportswomen Against Wolves) and a pile of wolves killed in Wyoming garnered over 500 likes and 300 shares in just three days. Comments accompanying the image were quite disturbing (to me anyway):

    • May 7, 2014
  11. FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2006 file photo released by Michigan Technological University, a pack of gray wolves is shown on Isle Royale National Park in northern Michigan. Scientists on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 say the slumping wolf population at Isle Royale National Park is leading to a boom in the number of moose on the Lake Superior island chain. The development reflects what researchers say are dim prospects for the wolves' long-term survival and raises the possibility that a runaway moose population will damage the island's vegetation. AP Photo/Michigan Technological University, John V

    Isle Royale wolf decline boosts moose

    Isle Royale National Park's inbred gray wolf population remains dangerously low for a third consecutive year, while the moose on which they feed have doubled during the same period trends that could lead to long-term problems for the Lake Superior archipelago's ecosystems, scientists said Wednesday.

    • May 1, 2014
  12. Wisconsin wolf population still well over goal

    Wisconsin wildlife officials say the state's wolf population is still well over goal.

    • Apr. 30, 2014
  13. DNR: Hound killed by wolves in Bayfield County

    On March 19, wolves killed a two-year-old hound in Bayfield County that was pursuing coyotes. The attack occurred in the Town of Barnes in Bayfield County.

    • Mar. 27, 2014
  14. In this 2013 photo provided by Rolf Peterson one of the few remaining gray wolves on Isle Royale, Isabelle, takes refuge on an icy bluff over Lake Superior to lick her wounds after being attacked by other wolves. Federal officials say Isabelle was found dead on the Minnesota mainland having been shot with a pellet gun. Park officials said Friday, March 14, 2014, the 5-year-old female was shot in the chest with a lightweight pellet. (AP Photo/Courtesy Rolf Peterson, File) AP

    Pellet gun killed wolf that fled Isle Royale park

    A gray wolf that fled Isle Royale National Park across a Lake Superior ice bridge and was found dead on the mainland had been shot with a pellet from an air gun, officials said Friday.

    • Mar. 15, 2014
  15. Doug Berdan column: The delicate balance of the outdoors and outdoorsmen

    When it comes to adventures in the Northwoods, balance affects much of what we do as well as the things we enjoy. We should recognize the importance of that balance.

    • Feb. 19, 2014
  16. Wisconsin sportsmen seek input on wolf trapping

    Wisconsin outdoor lovers will get a chance to sound off next month on whether the state should impose mandatory classes for wolf trappers.

    • Mar. 2, 2014
  17. A panel's report is a significant setback for the pending proposal to take gray wolves off the endangered species list except in the desert Southwest. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/AP

    Panel: Wolf plan linked to shaky science

    A proposal to lift federal protections for gray wolves across most of the U.S. suffered a significant setback Friday as an independent review panel said the government is relying on unsettled science to make its case.

    • Feb. 7, 2014

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