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Gray wolf in Wisconsin

2017 – 2018 Wolf Count Data Summaries Available

2017 – 2018 Wolf Count data summaries are now available, and can be located under the “Reports” tab, below. A detailed report summarizing this year’s wolf monitoring effort will be available this summer.

Wisconsin is one of about a dozen states in the country with a wild gray wolf population. Gray wolves, also referred to as timber wolves, are the largest wild members of the dog family. Wolves are social animals, living in family groups or packs. A wolf's territory may cover 20-80 square miles, which is about one tenth the size of an average Wisconsin county.

The gray wolf in the western Great Lakes region is currently on the Federal Endangered Species List. This listing status limits the state of Wisconsin's management authority including the authority to hold a wolf harvest season.


Last revised: Thursday June 07 2018