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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Michigan DNR says hunt targeted problem wolves

    Most of the wolves killed during the recent hunt in Michigan's Upper Peninsula probably belonged to packs that have caused problems for people, which partially fulfilled a primary objective of the season even though fewer animals were shot than expected, state wildlife biologists say.

    • Jan. 27, 2014
  7. DNR: Dogs killed by wolves in Clark and Price counties

    Two dogs, a hound and a beagle, were killed by wolves in separate incidents in January.

    • Jan. 23, 2014
  8. DNR hires new bear, wolf and furbearer researcher

    A new furbearer research scientist has joined the Department of Natural Resources to provide information for the management of wolves, bears, bobcats, otters and other furbearers across Wisconsin. Nathan Roberts will be located in the DNR Bureau of Science Services but will work closely with the wildlife management and natural heritage inventory bureaus to implement research projects and oversee ongoing monitoring programs.

    • Jan. 23, 2014
  9. Column: Group dispels 'barstool myths' surrounding wolf numbers and predation

    The Wisconsin Wolf Stakeholder Caucus, a wolf advocacy and education group based in Madison, is speaking out to dispel what they consider to be 'barstool myths' regarding the number of wolves roaming the state, and their impact on deer and elk numbers.

    • Jan. 17, 2014
  10. Column: 350 wolves in Wisconsin, fact or fiction?

    Wisconsin's wolves and climate have at least one thing in common: 350.

    • Jan. 14, 2014
  11. Kevin Naze column: Five-day thaw just what wildlife needs

    A five-day thaw starting Friday is just what the doctor ordered for wildlife blitzed by six weeks of snow and cold.

    • Jan. 9, 2014
  12. A redbone coonhound used for bear hunting is shown in this photo from 2010. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

    State pays scofflaws over hound deaths

    Wisconsin, the only state with a program that compensates the owners of dogs killed by wolves while hunting other animals, has paid tens of thousands of dollars during the past decade to individuals who have violated state hunting or firearms laws.

    • Jan. 4, 2014
  13. Fresh snowfalls in mid-December helped houndsmen find fresh wolf tracks and boost hunting success between Dec. 15 and Dec. 23 in northwestern Wisconsin's Zone 3, the only area open to wolf hunting in December. Patrick Durkin/For

    Pat Durkin column: Future wolf kills difficult to predict after two seasons

    Wisconsin's second wolf season provided new insights into hunting and trapping our most controversial wildlife species, but results varied so widely by zone and the state's first two seasons that it's tough to predict how future hunts will unfold.

    • Jan. 5, 2014
  14. Blogger Steve Meurett examines hatred for wolves

    First off, I am and have been a deer hunter, bow and gun for my entire life. I spend about every living minute in our outdoors, if not hunting, then mountain biking, cross country skiing,snowshoeing and shooting pictures or building trail.

    • Jan. 3, 2014
  15. Kevin Naze column: Last shot at whitetails this weekend

    Bow deer hunters with open tags have until 20 minutes after sunset Sunday to try their luck.

    • Jan. 2, 2014
  16. This undated photo provided by Jayne Belsky via the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, is a gray wolf in a wooded area near Wisconsin Dells, Wis. Illinois' own once-thriving wolf population were hunted to extinction by the 1860s. But since the first confirmed sighting in the state in 150 years, in 2002, wolf sightings have gone from rare to regular — with at least five in the last three years. AP

    Illinois preps for possibility of wolf population

    The wolf was believed to be a lone male expelled by a pack in Wisconsin.

    • Jan. 1, 2014
  17. State Senator would like dogs prohibited in wolf hunt

    State Senator Fred Risser of Madison wrote a letter to the editor in the Wisconsin State Journal on his desire to prohibit the use of dogs in the next wolf hunt.

    • Dec. 30, 2013
  18. This Nov. 15, 2013 photo, Jeff Powell checks his wolf into the DNR station at Wakefield , Mich. AP Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, Cory Morse

    Michigan hunters not close to wolf quota

    With less than a week left until the end of Michigan's first wolf hunt in decades, hunters had killed fewer than half the maximum 43 allowed.

    • Dec. 27, 2013
  19. Wolf season ends with 6 extra wolves killed

    Wisconsin wolf hunters and trappers went slightly over the quota this season.

    • Dec. 27, 2013
  20. Wolf season in Wisconsin ends

    Wisconsin's 2013 wolf hunting and trapping season will come to an end Monday, Dec. 23, 5 p.m. when the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources closes the last remaining zone open to wolf harvest.

    • Dec. 23, 2013
  21. Columnist: 13 wolves killed by hunters with dogs outdoors editor Paul Smith writes about the number of wolves killed since the opening of a portion of the season that allows for the use of dogs on Dec. 2.

    • Dec. 20, 2013
  22. Column: Wolf resolution a debacle in Bayfield and Ashland counties

    The Bear Interest Group of Wisconsin shared their thoughts on a wolf hunting resolution passed this fall in a recent column on

    • Dec. 16, 2013
  23. Cold weather slows wolf hunt in Upper Peninsula

    Michigan's recent frigid weather has slowed down the state's first wolf hunt in decades, and a state official says he doubts that the hunt will reach its quota of 43.

    • Dec. 13, 2013
  24. Obama proposal to stop protecting gray wolf fuels controversy

    The Obama administration's proposal to remove the gray wolf from federal endangered species list is prompting howls of protest from environmentalists and congressional Democrats and has given ranchers, hunters and Republican lawmakers reason to cheer.

    • Dec. 7, 2013
  25. Traps method of choice in Wis. wolf hunt

    Traps have apparently become wolf hunters' weapon of choice in Wisconsin.

    • Dec. 3, 2013
  26. Column: Inhumane wolf 'hounding' needs to be outlawed in Wisconsin

    Wolves of Douglas County Wisconsin(WODCW) wants to remind the citizens of Wisconsin that starting December 2, 2013, the State of Wisconsin will allow the commencement of the cruel and inhumane practice of 'wolf hounding.'

    • Nov. 29, 2013
  27. Dogs enter wolf hunting equation on Monday

    Chuck Quirmach of Wisconsin Public Radio reports on concerns over the use of dogs in the wolf hunt. Dogs will be able to track and chase wolves in Wisconsin's Zone 3.

    • Nov. 29, 2013
  28. DNR: At least 8 wolves killed so far in Mich. hunt

    At least eight wolves have been killed during Michigan's wolf hunt in the Upper Peninsula.

    • Nov. 20, 2013
  29. Laura Menefee column: State's wolf policy politicized

    This year, the long-standing state Department of Natural Resources' Wolf Science and legislatively mandated Stakeholders committees were wiped out by order of the DNR secretary.

    • Nov. 17, 2013
  30. Michigan wolf hunt starts Friday, despite protests

    During a lifetime of hunting, John Haggard has targeted elk in Colorado, moose in Alaska and caribou in Canada. Now comes a new challenge closer to home: the gray wolf.

    • Nov. 14, 2013
  31. DNR: Volunteers needed to help monitor Wisconsin wolves and other carnivores

    People interested in volunteering to locate wolves and other medium to large size carnivores this winter can learn how to track during a series of upcoming training sessions. Wisconsin DNR started a Volunteer Carnivore Tracking program in 1995 to help monitor the state’s wolf population, as well as look for signs of other medium to large size carnivores.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
  32. Michigan legislator says his wolf story was untrue

    A legislator has taken to the Michigan Senate floor to apologize for putting false information about the sighting of wolves outside a day care center in his resolution urging Congress to strip gray wolves of endangered species protections.

    • Nov. 7, 2013
  33. Wisconsin's largest wolf hunt zone to close

    Wisconsin's largest wolf-hunting zone is about to close for the season.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
  34. DNR to close another wolf hunt zone tomorrow

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has closed Wolf Harvest Zone 6 to hunting and trapping of gray wolves effective Thursday at 2 p.m.

    • Nov. 6, 2013
  35. DNR to close another wolf hunt zone today

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has closed Wolf Harvest Zone 4 to hunting and trapping of gray wolves effective today at 6 p.m.

    • Nov. 5, 2013
  36. Trappers accounted for 83 percent of the 173 gray wolves tagged during the first two weeks of Wisconsin's 2013 wolf season. Patrick Durkin/For

    Patrick Durkin column: Wolf hunters nearing statewide quota

    Hunters who are hoping to use hounds to trail wolves might not get their chance this fall because the 2013 wolf season could close statewide before hounds can join the hunt Dec. 2.

    • Nov. 2, 2013
  37. DNR set to close two more wolf zones

    Wisconsin wildlife officials are poised to close two more wolf hunting zones.

    • Oct. 30, 2013
  38.  Len Harris/For

    Blogger Len Harris recounts an up-close experience with a wolf

    It was a late May 2012 in Southwestern Wisconsin. It was unusually warm for May. There was an odd wind coming out of the Northwest. Typically winds from the Northwest this time of the year were cold. The temperature raised about 10 degrees warmer than the day before. The warm up intrigued me. I thought the trout may turn on because of it. I hurried home to get my gear and get out fishing.

    • Oct. 28, 2013
  39. DNR to close wolf harvest zone 2 this afternoon

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has closed Wolf Harvest Zone 2 to hunting and trapping of gray wolves effective Wednesday, Oct. 23, 3 p.m. The zone is closed to any further hunting and trapping of wolves for the 2013-2014 wolf harvest season.

    • Oct. 23, 2013
  40. Wisconsin wolf hunters well ahead of 2012 pace

    Wisconsin hunters have already killed 97 wolves this season, putting them sharply ahead of last year's pace.

    • Oct. 22, 2013
  41. At stake on Isle Royale: Silence of the wolves

    At Michigan’s Isle Royale National Park, a rugged chain of islands in north Lake Superior, a battle is playing out that will impact the entire Park Service.

    • Oct. 21, 2013
  42. Silence of the wolves: Only eight remain on Michigan's Isle Royale

    One of the highest points on Isle Royale is at the top of Mount Ojibway, a flattened crest above the trees where eagles nest, winds buffet and wild blueberries grow.

    • Oct. 21, 2013

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