WI Wolf Population

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Is Wisconsin being overrun with wolves? That is the question we’ll ask this week as we welcome mammalian ecologist Adrian Wydeven, head of the DNR’s wolf management program. Under a plan drawn up by the agency in 1999, a target population was set of 350 wolves for the state of Wisconsin. Today, there are more than 800 wolves, and the population is growing. We’ll talk about efforts to control the animals; how hunters, hikers and farmers can protect themselves and their pets and livestock; and about the recent move to take wolves off the endangered species list.