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Wolf Sightings Wisconsin

Uploaded on October 03, 2009

A couple weeks ago while taking a hike in northern wisconsin I spotted a big black wolf at about 20 yards. I was talking relatively loudly and was very surprised to see any wildlife nevermind a wolf. It makes me wonder if it wasn't curious to what I was. It moved off, but did not appear to be even a little afraid. It was a very exciting experience, but makes me wonder if maybe there are more than the DNR bargained for.

Anyone else see many wolves while out in the wild?

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from steve182 wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

I'd arm myself on future hikes.

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from BioGuy wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

I would love to, but haven't had the privilidge or opportunity yet. I find wolves to be a magnificent and underappreciated species. Unfortunately, not everyone shares my opinion...especially farmers whose sheep or cattle were selected as prey. However, I don't know when hunters lost their connection with the wolf. It was man's original hunting partner, and the ancient ancestor of the domestic dog breeds we love and cherish today.

I actually did a human behavior project in college where I would sit in areas of high pedestrian traffic for an hour without a dog, then sit in the same spot for an hour with a dog. The results were amazing! Without a dog, very few people would approach or talk with me. But with a dog, not only did people approach and talk with me...but about 95% of the people who appoached and talked with me were women! Most of the other 5% were guys that I knew and came over to find out what I was up to.

So what does that have to do with wolves? Well, thousands of years ago, wolves could have been used to track animals, recover animals, assist in killing animals, warn people of intruders, ward off intruders, and about dozen other beneficial jobs. Not only that, but if a man could collect enough food to feed himself and a pet wolf, then he may be able to provide for a family better. In a time when food and safety were the currency to survive, the wolf provided both, thus increasing the attractiveness of the owner to women on a subconsious level. Women would likely seek a male with a wolf 10,000 years ago for the same reason that they seek men with money now...it helps to ensure their own survival, and the survival of their children. What this study made evident is that women still have a desire to be with a man who has a dog, even though the common form of currency has changed. Again, a man who can provide for himself and a dog, may be able to provide for a family.

So what's the lesson to be learned? If you're single and you can afford it, get a dog and you'll increase your attractiveness to women. If nothing else, having a dog is good icebreaker for meeting girls who also have or love dogs. Also, if you met your spouse while walking your dog, take some time to thank a wolf...they are where it all began. :-)

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from jason rieke wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

This year i went to brule lake in the BWCA for a week trip. On the way in at about 8:00 we saw a big figure 200 yds. away. When we got within 100 yds. we saw it was a huge wolf. It must have been 4 ft. at the shoulders and it was probable over 150 lbs. it was a very cool experience that I will never forget.

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from libertyfirst wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

I know squat about wolves and I'm to old to be trying to attract women; regrettably. I do believe however that wolves will some day be an issue nation wide. They are strong survivors and their numbers will continue to grow even as the powers that be try to keep them in check. They travel in packs and eat a lot of meat. They certainly can be a deterrent to large and healthy herds of particular species.

As long as emotion and politics are left out of game management, I believe that wolves and man can co-exist well, but if wolves are out of bounds to professional management, I think that we may be facing a serious problem. That being said I would love to be able to see a huge wolf.

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from kyle wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

I grew up and hunt in Northern WI. I might have seen one while I was bear hunting a few years ago while I was driving down a logging road. It was early in the moring and saw a flash of movement in front of me. Really did not think to much about it until I stop my truck to bait the bait pile when I heard howling from the direction it ran to. Needless to say we did not drop the hounds in that area that day. My ole' man has seen a few on his poperpty.

Anyways where abouts in WI were you?

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from kyle wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

You are right 100% about the DNR got to much than they bargin for, unfortutally the will not admit. I bear hunt with hounds in WI and in 1 month time from the first of week of Aug to the first week of September there were 11 hounds killed by wolves during the training season. That was even before the kill season started, I do not know the final tally of hounds killed by wolves this year but I heard something around 2o hounds. So yeah you are right there is to many, and I personally beleive that WI might have the next wolf hunt. Man if that happens I would stand in line for 2 days to get a lincese for it!!!!

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from babsfish4life wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Dogs = conversations starters. Guys are not attracted to guys, even if they have dogs. No offense to your research, just another interpretation of the data. Also I don't think we need wolves anymore anyways, not enough game to share unless they are managed strictly. That is at least my view of the mountain west, not sure if it is the same situation there.

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from fliphuntr14 wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

i saw 1 three years ago on the side of the road coming to a road kill deer, not a coyote this was a lot bigger and black he didnt hang around long but long enough to get my spotlight up. it was kind of erie to walk alone in the woods near my house after that. I live about 15 miles from where 3 bear dogs where confirmed to be killed by wolves... near goodman park in marinette county

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from codybrotz14 wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

I used to live in northern wisconsin myself i would walk out my front door and see a few wolfs here and there i was suprised to hear it wasnt very afraid of you, whenever i came within a 100 yards they would split in a hurry

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from lukem wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

@ kyle. This was in vilas county.

@codyb I was very surprised myself. It was in a relatively remote area and it was probably just curious.

@Bioguy I think wolves are incredible creatures as well; I certainly am not saying they are some kind of abomination. They should have their place, but I believe they should also be managed. Deer are a huge economic resource, and it is irresponsible to allow the herd to be decimated by predators.

Also, I know nothing about either dogs or women haha.

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from hengst wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

Yep the wolves are moving along pretty good.
2 1/2=3 yrs ago I was Coyote hunting on Ft Carson and 3 wolves started coming in I almost shot one took a double anda triple take and thought hhmm not a coyote. I spoke later to a game warden she said there are no wolves this far south.
I asked her well if thats the case and I shoot a coyote that turns out to be a wolf then I am ok right. hahahah
We decided their MIGHT be wolves around. Havn't seen any since then though

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from Ontario Honker ... wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

On the positive side, if you've got a few wolves around, you've got a LOT less coyotes. They love to eat their littler cousins and will clear the country of them. I guess if they find another dog running loose in the woods they figure its more of the same. Not sure I can blame them for that. But when they start taking dogs out of the yard they're either desperate or habituated. In both cases there's only one remedy. Deep six em.

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from Drew Steven Knoop wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

It seems each year the wolf populations are becoming more and more of a problem up here in Northern Wi, more people complaining about the DNR this and that, but There hasn't been any real problems yet, but when something happens I would expect a battle.

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from Ralph the Rifleman wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

My boys and me were hunting in the upper peninsula of Michigan a few years ago when the word got around a hunter saw what he thought to be a wolf...we were hunting the New Berry area west of Marguette. It was the talk of camp for a few days..he said it looked like a "huge husky with big paws"!

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from Jere Smith wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

I would not mind going back to AK, plrenty of them up there, I would like to have a white pelt. They have three HUGE mount's of white wolves in the Cabela's in Kansas City.

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from Jere Smith wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

I would not mind going back to AK, plrenty of them up there, I would like to have a white pelt. They have three HUGE mount's of white wolves in the Cabela's in Kansas City.

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from mrmatt50 wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

Two Wolf sightings or should I say One wolf sighting and one being sighted I saw two wolf pupps this summer crossing the road just out side Bolder Junction off of Hwy K. Then this November I was scouting some hunting land up in Hurley I started walking this trail and was amazed at all of the wolf tracks on this trail I grabbed a very large stick just to be safe when I came back down the trail towards my truck there was a steaming pile of wolf $&!# in one of my foot prints I got out of there in a hurry. As far as the deer population in Northern Wisconsin the total registerd kill this year was down 30% from last year which last year it was down 40% thats 70% in two years. I have a friend who works for the telephone company his job is to maintain the lines that run through the forests. He has told me of several occasions where he has come across 8-10 dead deer in an area where they have clear cut a trail to add more lines and only a couple have been eaten! When they clear cut the tall pines thats a dinner bell for the deer and a killing siren for the wolves. They are not just hunters they are killers. The DNR will not admit that the wolves have become a major problem in Wisconsin but the numbers don't lie.

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from shane wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

4 feet high at the shoulder, huh? Must have been a werewolf. Wolves are pretty big, but never that big.

The ones I've seen give you a good once over, and skedaddle.

I wonder how many German Shepherds (yes, they can be black, as well as white) or other similar dogs have been spotted and called wolves? People think house cats are cougars all the time.

A few sightings, real or not don't equate to a population that needs to be eradicated so it doesn't decimate the deer herd.

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from stephensfamily@... wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

Ya, I did see one in Taylor County years ago. That was the first time our gang had seen one. I now a guy that while trapping for coyotes he has caught a couple wolves. He just calls the Game Warden and turns it over to him. No penalties They expect to loose some that way.

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from naten wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

i totally agree i think the DNR was some how surprised at how well the wolves are doing in wisconsin. however they dont want to say anything because than people will get on them about hunting wolves more because they are killing of the deer which they are. we have 80 acres and have 3 different wolves hanging around. i think we need to start getting rid of some of them, but it wont happen for a while because the DNR wont admit that.

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from Brittle wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

the wolves are becoming a huge problem they don't have much predators and produce 4-9 pups a year

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from mjbooth wrote 4 years 1 week ago

there are more and more. deer population way down in wisconsin? hmmmm i think its the wolves.

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from Deerslayer76 wrote 4 years 1 week ago

""""4 feet high at the shoulder, huh? Must have been a werewolf. Wolves are pretty big, but never that big.""""
Well Shane check your facts ,The largest wolf on record was a 175-pound Alaskan wolf ,Total body length of 70 inches,and a shoulder height of 42 inches.(mid 1940's)....
It is rare to find one so big in the wild but it has been done...

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from deerstalker wrote 4 years 1 week ago

Here's my 2 cents worth:

1)Wolve's are a valuable part of the ecosystem and the landscape. Just because we love our deer hunting in Wisconsin doesn't mean that we can just wipe out the wolves so we can have all the deer to ourselves..that's is just irrational thinking now.

2) We as hunter's have to stop blaming EVERYTHING for the poor deer population...Wolves, DNR, Predators etc.. If you know anything about ecology, the natural world works in cycles, and fluxuates year to year.

3)If you want to have a legitamate arguement about wolf impacts in WI, stop looking at the whitetail aspect..look at how they harm cattle or prevent the establishing elk herd in Northern Wisconsin.

4) And finally, If you start blaming wolves, you all who own cars and drive in WI should take responsibility. Car-Deer Kills exceed Wolf kills by Almost four times. Maybe its not the wolves..maybe its how people don't pay attention when they're driving. The average deer killed by cars in 2009 was 45,000...Wolf killed based on the 664 wolves in the state and 20 deer per wolf: 13280. And don't forget all the deer poached, or that go unregistered by PEOPLE now and the number gets bigger.

Stop misplacing the blame and just accept the fact that everything effects everything in the natural world. There, my ranting is over with now.

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from fliphuntr14 wrote 3 years 50 weeks ago

update lol from my last post i did a lot of cross country skiing throughout the area i hunt behind my house this year and i found wolf tracks and a what was left of a dead deer mostly hair no bones . There was also tons of other predator tracks one confirmed to be a wolverine. Oddly coyote tracks which i was told is rare and that coyotes avoid wolves? i still have yet to see a wolf on my trail cam or in person so i think it may have moved on.

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from shane wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

42" is how many feet?

Regardless of math or lack thereof, that was Alaska, and the record. Everything is bigger there.

If the kill all the wolves people were more reasonable with their numbers I might be more willing to listen. I agree that wolves need to be managed but it gets a little old when folks are spewing the whole "wolves are big scary demons and need to be all gone" thing, telling everyone one that these "new alien wolves" are super huge and super aggressive. The made up crap and the hyperbole just makes one look stupid.

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from brettminer wrote 3 years 48 weeks ago

MrMatt, your story about your friend finding dead dear in an area with only a few of them eaten is troubling to me. It seems to me that the most likely explanation for such a thing is either disease or poaching. That being said there is no way to connect the down hunting harvest with wolves. Could just as easily be the economy where people cant afford the trips, tags, slugs, ect. Remember, predator populations are typically regulated my prey populations.

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from LeVan Goodey wrote 3 years 46 weeks ago
from afj21 wrote 3 years 35 weeks ago

About 5 years ago I saw a giant wolf on the side of the road northeast of Conover, Wisconsin. I came to a stop and he didn't move; he clearly wasn't frightened by my presence.

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from Corrie wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

About 4 years ago my fiance, friend and I were driving down Highway M in Kenosha, WI. We were explaining to my friend how you need to watch for deer in the area, and no sooner did we say that did we see saw something cross in front of us. We thought it was a deer at first glance, but upon further look, we saw it had a long, bushy tail. We knew it wasn't a coyote because of it's markings, and the thing was HUGE. We were easily fooled into thinking it was a deer because of how tall it was. I am almost certain that I saw a wolf that day.

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from Turkeytalk101 wrote 1 year 42 weeks ago

In WI, my neighbor catches them on the trail cam all of the time. They have on sensor collars to track them. Gramps says that as soon as you shoot them, shoot the collar to disable their location from the DNR. Jk.

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from WI Hunter 33 wrote 1 year 39 weeks ago

Heard alot about cougars in southern Wisconsin..no wolves though

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from spoda be wrote 1 year 12 weeks ago

FYI: I live about 30 miles s/w of west glacier park montana. Those who live in idaho and wy. may feel the same way as I or not. The wolves have decreased the elk and deer herds here. Outfitters have voiced some decline in game and clients.Approx.100 wolves shot during gun season and another 50 via trapping season. Readers in other wolf states. I say "heads up"In '95 the "seed wolves" were imported from canada (gray wolves)at a rumored $20,000 per head final cost!You verify. also, I will offer the web site, saveelk.com for some more opinions

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from 1ojolsen wrote 1 year 9 weeks ago

LaCross area no wolves.

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from BioGuy wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

I would love to, but haven't had the privilidge or opportunity yet. I find wolves to be a magnificent and underappreciated species. Unfortunately, not everyone shares my opinion...especially farmers whose sheep or cattle were selected as prey. However, I don't know when hunters lost their connection with the wolf. It was man's original hunting partner, and the ancient ancestor of the domestic dog breeds we love and cherish today.

I actually did a human behavior project in college where I would sit in areas of high pedestrian traffic for an hour without a dog, then sit in the same spot for an hour with a dog. The results were amazing! Without a dog, very few people would approach or talk with me. But with a dog, not only did people approach and talk with me...but about 95% of the people who appoached and talked with me were women! Most of the other 5% were guys that I knew and came over to find out what I was up to.

So what does that have to do with wolves? Well, thousands of years ago, wolves could have been used to track animals, recover animals, assist in killing animals, warn people of intruders, ward off intruders, and about dozen other beneficial jobs. Not only that, but if a man could collect enough food to feed himself and a pet wolf, then he may be able to provide for a family better. In a time when food and safety were the currency to survive, the wolf provided both, thus increasing the attractiveness of the owner to women on a subconsious level. Women would likely seek a male with a wolf 10,000 years ago for the same reason that they seek men with money now...it helps to ensure their own survival, and the survival of their children. What this study made evident is that women still have a desire to be with a man who has a dog, even though the common form of currency has changed. Again, a man who can provide for himself and a dog, may be able to provide for a family.

So what's the lesson to be learned? If you're single and you can afford it, get a dog and you'll increase your attractiveness to women. If nothing else, having a dog is good icebreaker for meeting girls who also have or love dogs. Also, if you met your spouse while walking your dog, take some time to thank a wolf...they are where it all began. :-)

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from libertyfirst wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

I know squat about wolves and I'm to old to be trying to attract women; regrettably. I do believe however that wolves will some day be an issue nation wide. They are strong survivors and their numbers will continue to grow even as the powers that be try to keep them in check. They travel in packs and eat a lot of meat. They certainly can be a deterrent to large and healthy herds of particular species.

As long as emotion and politics are left out of game management, I believe that wolves and man can co-exist well, but if wolves are out of bounds to professional management, I think that we may be facing a serious problem. That being said I would love to be able to see a huge wolf.

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from jason rieke wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

This year i went to brule lake in the BWCA for a week trip. On the way in at about 8:00 we saw a big figure 200 yds. away. When we got within 100 yds. we saw it was a huge wolf. It must have been 4 ft. at the shoulders and it was probable over 150 lbs. it was a very cool experience that I will never forget.

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from naten wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

i totally agree i think the DNR was some how surprised at how well the wolves are doing in wisconsin. however they dont want to say anything because than people will get on them about hunting wolves more because they are killing of the deer which they are. we have 80 acres and have 3 different wolves hanging around. i think we need to start getting rid of some of them, but it wont happen for a while because the DNR wont admit that.

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from steve182 wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

I'd arm myself on future hikes.

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from kyle wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

I grew up and hunt in Northern WI. I might have seen one while I was bear hunting a few years ago while I was driving down a logging road. It was early in the moring and saw a flash of movement in front of me. Really did not think to much about it until I stop my truck to bait the bait pile when I heard howling from the direction it ran to. Needless to say we did not drop the hounds in that area that day. My ole' man has seen a few on his poperpty.

Anyways where abouts in WI were you?

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from kyle wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

You are right 100% about the DNR got to much than they bargin for, unfortutally the will not admit. I bear hunt with hounds in WI and in 1 month time from the first of week of Aug to the first week of September there were 11 hounds killed by wolves during the training season. That was even before the kill season started, I do not know the final tally of hounds killed by wolves this year but I heard something around 2o hounds. So yeah you are right there is to many, and I personally beleive that WI might have the next wolf hunt. Man if that happens I would stand in line for 2 days to get a lincese for it!!!!

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from fliphuntr14 wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

i saw 1 three years ago on the side of the road coming to a road kill deer, not a coyote this was a lot bigger and black he didnt hang around long but long enough to get my spotlight up. it was kind of erie to walk alone in the woods near my house after that. I live about 15 miles from where 3 bear dogs where confirmed to be killed by wolves... near goodman park in marinette county

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from codybrotz14 wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

I used to live in northern wisconsin myself i would walk out my front door and see a few wolfs here and there i was suprised to hear it wasnt very afraid of you, whenever i came within a 100 yards they would split in a hurry

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from Ontario Honker ... wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

On the positive side, if you've got a few wolves around, you've got a LOT less coyotes. They love to eat their littler cousins and will clear the country of them. I guess if they find another dog running loose in the woods they figure its more of the same. Not sure I can blame them for that. But when they start taking dogs out of the yard they're either desperate or habituated. In both cases there's only one remedy. Deep six em.

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from Drew Steven Knoop wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

It seems each year the wolf populations are becoming more and more of a problem up here in Northern Wi, more people complaining about the DNR this and that, but There hasn't been any real problems yet, but when something happens I would expect a battle.

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from Ralph the Rifleman wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

My boys and me were hunting in the upper peninsula of Michigan a few years ago when the word got around a hunter saw what he thought to be a wolf...we were hunting the New Berry area west of Marguette. It was the talk of camp for a few days..he said it looked like a "huge husky with big paws"!

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from Brittle wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

the wolves are becoming a huge problem they don't have much predators and produce 4-9 pups a year

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from deerstalker wrote 4 years 1 week ago

Here's my 2 cents worth:

1)Wolve's are a valuable part of the ecosystem and the landscape. Just because we love our deer hunting in Wisconsin doesn't mean that we can just wipe out the wolves so we can have all the deer to ourselves..that's is just irrational thinking now.

2) We as hunter's have to stop blaming EVERYTHING for the poor deer population...Wolves, DNR, Predators etc.. If you know anything about ecology, the natural world works in cycles, and fluxuates year to year.

3)If you want to have a legitamate arguement about wolf impacts in WI, stop looking at the whitetail aspect..look at how they harm cattle or prevent the establishing elk herd in Northern Wisconsin.

4) And finally, If you start blaming wolves, you all who own cars and drive in WI should take responsibility. Car-Deer Kills exceed Wolf kills by Almost four times. Maybe its not the wolves..maybe its how people don't pay attention when they're driving. The average deer killed by cars in 2009 was 45,000...Wolf killed based on the 664 wolves in the state and 20 deer per wolf: 13280. And don't forget all the deer poached, or that go unregistered by PEOPLE now and the number gets bigger.

Stop misplacing the blame and just accept the fact that everything effects everything in the natural world. There, my ranting is over with now.

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from shane wrote 3 years 49 weeks ago

42" is how many feet?

Regardless of math or lack thereof, that was Alaska, and the record. Everything is bigger there.

If the kill all the wolves people were more reasonable with their numbers I might be more willing to listen. I agree that wolves need to be managed but it gets a little old when folks are spewing the whole "wolves are big scary demons and need to be all gone" thing, telling everyone one that these "new alien wolves" are super huge and super aggressive. The made up crap and the hyperbole just makes one look stupid.

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from lukem wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

@ kyle. This was in vilas county.

@codyb I was very surprised myself. It was in a relatively remote area and it was probably just curious.

@Bioguy I think wolves are incredible creatures as well; I certainly am not saying they are some kind of abomination. They should have their place, but I believe they should also be managed. Deer are a huge economic resource, and it is irresponsible to allow the herd to be decimated by predators.

Also, I know nothing about either dogs or women haha.

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from hengst wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

Yep the wolves are moving along pretty good.
2 1/2=3 yrs ago I was Coyote hunting on Ft Carson and 3 wolves started coming in I almost shot one took a double anda triple take and thought hhmm not a coyote. I spoke later to a game warden she said there are no wolves this far south.
I asked her well if thats the case and I shoot a coyote that turns out to be a wolf then I am ok right. hahahah
We decided their MIGHT be wolves around. Havn't seen any since then though

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from mrmatt50 wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

Two Wolf sightings or should I say One wolf sighting and one being sighted I saw two wolf pupps this summer crossing the road just out side Bolder Junction off of Hwy K. Then this November I was scouting some hunting land up in Hurley I started walking this trail and was amazed at all of the wolf tracks on this trail I grabbed a very large stick just to be safe when I came back down the trail towards my truck there was a steaming pile of wolf $&!# in one of my foot prints I got out of there in a hurry. As far as the deer population in Northern Wisconsin the total registerd kill this year was down 30% from last year which last year it was down 40% thats 70% in two years. I have a friend who works for the telephone company his job is to maintain the lines that run through the forests. He has told me of several occasions where he has come across 8-10 dead deer in an area where they have clear cut a trail to add more lines and only a couple have been eaten! When they clear cut the tall pines thats a dinner bell for the deer and a killing siren for the wolves. They are not just hunters they are killers. The DNR will not admit that the wolves have become a major problem in Wisconsin but the numbers don't lie.

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from shane wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

4 feet high at the shoulder, huh? Must have been a werewolf. Wolves are pretty big, but never that big.

The ones I've seen give you a good once over, and skedaddle.

I wonder how many German Shepherds (yes, they can be black, as well as white) or other similar dogs have been spotted and called wolves? People think house cats are cougars all the time.

A few sightings, real or not don't equate to a population that needs to be eradicated so it doesn't decimate the deer herd.

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from stephensfamily@... wrote 4 years 17 weeks ago

Ya, I did see one in Taylor County years ago. That was the first time our gang had seen one. I now a guy that while trapping for coyotes he has caught a couple wolves. He just calls the Game Warden and turns it over to him. No penalties They expect to loose some that way.

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from Deerslayer76 wrote 4 years 1 week ago

""""4 feet high at the shoulder, huh? Must have been a werewolf. Wolves are pretty big, but never that big.""""
Well Shane check your facts ,The largest wolf on record was a 175-pound Alaskan wolf ,Total body length of 70 inches,and a shoulder height of 42 inches.(mid 1940's)....
It is rare to find one so big in the wild but it has been done...

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from brettminer wrote 3 years 48 weeks ago

MrMatt, your story about your friend finding dead dear in an area with only a few of them eaten is troubling to me. It seems to me that the most likely explanation for such a thing is either disease or poaching. That being said there is no way to connect the down hunting harvest with wolves. Could just as easily be the economy where people cant afford the trips, tags, slugs, ect. Remember, predator populations are typically regulated my prey populations.

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from mjbooth wrote 4 years 1 week ago

there are more and more. deer population way down in wisconsin? hmmmm i think its the wolves.

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from fliphuntr14 wrote 3 years 50 weeks ago

update lol from my last post i did a lot of cross country skiing throughout the area i hunt behind my house this year and i found wolf tracks and a what was left of a dead deer mostly hair no bones . There was also tons of other predator tracks one confirmed to be a wolverine. Oddly coyote tracks which i was told is rare and that coyotes avoid wolves? i still have yet to see a wolf on my trail cam or in person so i think it may have moved on.

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from LeVan Goodey wrote 3 years 46 weeks ago
from afj21 wrote 3 years 35 weeks ago

About 5 years ago I saw a giant wolf on the side of the road northeast of Conover, Wisconsin. I came to a stop and he didn't move; he clearly wasn't frightened by my presence.

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from Turkeytalk101 wrote 1 year 42 weeks ago

In WI, my neighbor catches them on the trail cam all of the time. They have on sensor collars to track them. Gramps says that as soon as you shoot them, shoot the collar to disable their location from the DNR. Jk.

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from WI Hunter 33 wrote 1 year 39 weeks ago

Heard alot about cougars in southern Wisconsin..no wolves though

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from babsfish4life wrote 4 years 25 weeks ago

Dogs = conversations starters. Guys are not attracted to guys, even if they have dogs. No offense to your research, just another interpretation of the data. Also I don't think we need wolves anymore anyways, not enough game to share unless they are managed strictly. That is at least my view of the mountain west, not sure if it is the same situation there.

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from Jere Smith wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

I would not mind going back to AK, plrenty of them up there, I would like to have a white pelt. They have three HUGE mount's of white wolves in the Cabela's in Kansas City.

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from Jere Smith wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

I would not mind going back to AK, plrenty of them up there, I would like to have a white pelt. They have three HUGE mount's of white wolves in the Cabela's in Kansas City.

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from Corrie wrote 2 years 9 weeks ago

About 4 years ago my fiance, friend and I were driving down Highway M in Kenosha, WI. We were explaining to my friend how you need to watch for deer in the area, and no sooner did we say that did we see saw something cross in front of us. We thought it was a deer at first glance, but upon further look, we saw it had a long, bushy tail. We knew it wasn't a coyote because of it's markings, and the thing was HUGE. We were easily fooled into thinking it was a deer because of how tall it was. I am almost certain that I saw a wolf that day.

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from spoda be wrote 1 year 12 weeks ago

FYI: I live about 30 miles s/w of west glacier park montana. Those who live in idaho and wy. may feel the same way as I or not. The wolves have decreased the elk and deer herds here. Outfitters have voiced some decline in game and clients.Approx.100 wolves shot during gun season and another 50 via trapping season. Readers in other wolf states. I say "heads up"In '95 the "seed wolves" were imported from canada (gray wolves)at a rumored $20,000 per head final cost!You verify. also, I will offer the web site, saveelk.com for some more opinions

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from 1ojolsen wrote 1 year 9 weeks ago

LaCross area no wolves.

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