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Wisconsin gray wolf distribution Maps of territories and depredations
Wisconsin gray wolf distribution
The map below depicts Wisconsin gray wolf territories for 2011 and shows packs with hound/dog depredations. Click on the 2011 hound depredation areas (in orange) for more information. See the descriptions below for how the wolf territories are mapped.
Wolf Territories determined by radio tracking: These represent the outer boundaries or polygon of radio location points - obtained over the course of one year - on one or more radio collared pack members, usually from mid April through mid April. Most territories were determined from 20 to 50 radio locations obtained by aerial radio telemetry. Isolated radio locations of >5km (>3.1 miles) from other locations were assumed to be extra-territorial moves, and were not included with the designation of the territory boundary of the pack.
Approximate Wolf Territories: These represent approximate territory boundaries based on observations of field sign, (scats, tracks, urinations, kills, beds, howls and sometimes dens), as well as agency and public reports of wolf observations. These territories represent areas of similar size and habitat conditions observed in radio tracked packs.
Depredation and threats map
Verified wolf depredations and threats
Depredation maps show locations of all depredations on livestock (injured or killed), and verified threats or harassment of livestock. For the purpose of depredation management, game farm deer are considered livestock. Non-livestock depredation include attacks on pets, and human safety situations with wolves.For hound depredations and accompanying caution area maps, see the dog depredation page.
Printable PDF maps
Depredation reports include the details of individual Wildlife Services depredation reports, including if the report was verified as a wolf depredation or determined as another cause.
Wolf damage payments
Summary of annual wolf damage payments 1985-2013.