Wolf population increased 4% over last year in Wisconsin and farm conflicts declined

From Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

The population of gray wolves in Wisconsin was estimated at 1,007 last winter, a year-over-year increase of 4%, according to the Department of Natural Resources.

The number of wolf packs was down slightly, from 288 in 2021-22 to 283 in 2022-23.

The number of Wisconsin farms with confirmed wolf conflicts also declined. The agency noted 18 farms had wolf conflicts with livestock during the reporting period, the lowest number in 15 years.


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