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For wolf information contact:
David MacFarland
Carnivore specialist
715-365-8917
Anyone suspecting a wolf depredation in northern Wisconsin should call USDA Wildlife Services immediately
at 800-228-1368 (in state) or
715-369-5221. In southern Wisconsin call 800-433-0663
(in state) or 920-324-4514.

Previous dog depredations by wolves in Wisconsin

Dog depredations

Table 1. Dog depredations by wolves for 2014 (listed by date)
Depredation date County Dogs More information
1/1/2014 Clark 1 dog killed (Running Walker Cross, male, 8 years) Map/Information
1/18/2014 Price 1 dog killed (Beagle, female, 3 years) Map/Information
3/19/2014 Bayfield 1 dog killed (Walker, male, 2 years) Map/Information
6/23/2014 Bayfield 1 dog killed (Labrador, male, 7 years) Map/Information
7/13/2014 Iron 1 dog killed (Red Tick, female, 6 years) Map/Information
7/22/2014 Jackson 1 dog killed (Plott, female, 5 years) Map/Information
8/1/2014 Forest 1 dog killed (Plott, female, 4 years)
1 dog killed (Plott, female, 1 years)
1 dog injured (Plott, male, 4 years)
Map/Information
8/4/2014 Iron 1 dog killed (Plott, male, 6 years) Map/Information
8/9/2014 Iron 1 dog killed (Walker/Blue Tick, female, 4 years) Map/Information
8/15/2014 Price 1 dog killed (Plott, female, 1 years) Map/Information
8/17/2014 Price 1 dog killed (Black and Tan, male, 11 years) Map/Information
8/23/2014 Florence 1 dog killed (Plott, female, 7 years)
1 dog injured (Plott, female, 2 years)
2 dogs injured (Plott, male, 2 years)
1 dog injured (Plott, male, 6 years)
Map/Information
8/31/2014 Price 1 dog killed (Plott/Walker, female, 11 years) Map/Information
9/12/2014 Polk 1 dog injured (Walker, female, 5 years) Map/Information
9/13/2014 Sawyer 1 dog killed (Walker, male, 5 years)
1 dog killed (Blue Tick, male, 2 years)
Map/Information
9/14/2014 Bayfield 1 dog killed (Walker, female, 3 years) Map/Information
9/26/2014 Douglas 1 dog killed (English, female, 5 years)
1 dog killed (English, male, 10 years)
Map/Information
10/1/2014 Iron 1 dog killed (Walker, female, 3 years)
1 dog injured (Plott, female, 10 years)
Map/Information
10/1/2014 Jackson 1 dog injured (English Setter, female, 6 years) Map/Information
10/4/2014 Oneida 1 dog killed (Plott, male, 6 years) Map/Information
10/5/2014 Oneida 1 dog killed (Plott, male, 6 years) Map/Information
12/26/2014 Lincoln 1 dog injured (English Setter, male, 2 years) Map/Information

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Caution area maps and depredation information (in chronological order)

Caution areas are created to warn hunters and dog owners about wolf attacks that occur in hunting situations. Caution areas do not represent actual wolf territories but rather are delineated as a four-mile buffer surrounding the depredation site.

Clark County
On January 1, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a hound that was running coyotes in southern Clark County. The 8-year old Running Walker Cross was killed in Levis Township. The caution area shown on the map below is comprised of a four-mile buffer around the depredation site.

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Price County
On January 18, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a three year old female beagle that was hunting snowshoe hares. The attack occurred southwest of Park Falls in Price County. The caution is a four-mile buffer around the depredation site.

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Bayfield County
On March 19, Wildlife Services confirmed wolves killed a 2 year old Walker male hound that was pursuing coyotes. The attack occurred in the Town of Barnes, Bayfield County. The caution is a four-mile buffer around the depredation site.

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Bayfield County
On June 23, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed a 7 year old black lab pet dog. The attack occurred in the Town of Cable in an area that is popular for hiking, mountain biking and dog walking. Dog owners are reminded that their dogs must be under their control and are not to allow them to pursue wildlife in northern Wisconsin from May 1 to June 30. This law, Ch. NR 10.07 [exit DNR], is intended to protect young wildlife in the woods at this time, but it also protects dogs from avoiding encounters with wolves, bears, or coyotes with young pups or cubs nearby.

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Iron County
On July 13, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed a 6 year old Red Tick bear hound. The attack occurred in the Town of Anderson, Iron County. The caution area shown on the map below is comprised of a four-mile buffer around the depredation site.

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Jackson County
On July 22, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed a 5 year old Plott bear hound. The attack occurred in the Town of Knapp, Jackson County. The caution area shown on the map below is comprised of a four-mile buffer around the depredation site.

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Forest County
On August 1, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed a 4 year old Plott bear hound and a 1 year old Plott bear hound and injured a 4 year old Plott bear hound during the same training incident. The attack occurred in the Town of Popple River, Forest County. The caution area shown on the map below is comprised of a four-mile buffer around the depredation site.

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Iron County
On August 4, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed a 6 year old Plott bear hound. The attack occurred in the Town of Omro, Iron County. The caution area shown on the map below is comprised of a four-mile buffer around the depredation site.

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Iron County
On August 9, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed a 4 year old Walker/Blue Tick bear hound. The attack occurred in the Town of Mercer, Iron County. The caution area shown on the map below is comprised of a four-mile buffer around the depredation site.

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Price County
On August 15, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed a 1 year old Plott hound. The attack occurred in the Town of Ogema, Price County. The caution area shown on the map below is comprised of a four-mile buffer around the depredation site.

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Price County
On August 17, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed an 11 year old Black and Tan bear hound. The attack occurred in the Town of Emery, Price County. The caution area shown on the map below is comprised of a four-mile buffer around the depredation site.

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Forest County
On August 1, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed a 4 year old Plott bear hound and a 1 year old Plott bear hound and injured a 4 year old Plott bear hound during the same training incident. The attack occurred in the Town of Popple River, Forest County. The caution area shown on the map below is comprised of a four-mile buffer around the depredation site.

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Florence County
On August 23, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed a 7 year old Plott hound and injured three 2 year old Plott hounds and a 6 year old Plott hound during the same training incident. The attack occurred in the Town of Fence, Florence County. The caution area shown on the map below is comprised of a four-mile buffer around the depredation site.

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Price County
On August 31, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed an 11 year old Plott/Walker bear hound. The attack occurred in the Town of Emery, Price County. The caution area shown on the map below is comprised of a four-mile buffer around the depredation site.

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Polk County
On September 12, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves injured a 5 year old Walker bear hound. The attack occurred in the Town of Sterling, Polk County. The caution area shown on the map below is comprised of a four-mile buffer around the depredation site.

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Sawyer County
On September 13, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed a 2 year old Walker bear hound and a 2 year old Blue Tick bear hound during the same incident. The attack occurred in the Town of Draper, Sawyer County. The caution area shown on the map below is comprised of a four-mile buffer around the depredation site.

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Bayfield County
On September 14, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed a 3 year old Walker bear hound. The attack occurred in the Town of Washburn, Bayfield County. The caution area shown on the map below is comprised of a four-mile buffer around the depredation site.

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Douglas County
On September 26, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed a 5 year old and a 10 year old English bear hound. The attack occurred in the Town of Oakland, Douglas County. The caution area shown on the map below is comprised of a four-mile buffer around the depredation site.

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Iron County
On October 1, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed a 3 year old Walker bear hound and injured a 10 year old Plott bear hound. The hounds were released for hunting in Michigan but crossed the border into Wisconsin where the attack occurred. The attack occurred in the Town of Kimball, Iron County. The caution area shown on the map below is comprised of a four-mile buffer around the depredation site.

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Jackson County
On October 1, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves injured a 6 year old English Setter bird dog. The attack occurred in the Town of Bear Bluff, Jackson County. The caution area shown on the map below is comprised of a four-mile buffer around the depredation site.

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Oneida County
On October 4, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed a 6 year old Plott bear hound. The attack occurred in the Town of Minocqua, Oneida County. The caution area shown on the map below is comprised of a four-mile buffer around the depredation site.

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Oneida County
On October 5, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves killed a 6 year old Plott bear hound. The attack occurred in the Town of Little Rice, Oneida County. The caution area shown on the map below is comprised of a four-mile buffer around the depredation site.

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Lincoln County
On December 26, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves injured a 2 year old English Setter bird hound. The attack occurred in the Town of Harding, Lincoln County. The caution area shown on the map below is comprised of a four-mile buffer around the depredation site.

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Last revised: Wednesday January 14 2015