MADISON, Wis. (WSAU) - Starting this weekend, the Wisconsin DNR has more authority to manage the state’s grey wolf population.
Those wolves are no longer considered a federally-endangered species. That cedes control back to the state, allowing a more balanced approach to the damage caused by the animals. The DNR says it is ready to issue permits to landowners who have been dealing with wolf attacks on livestock. Wolves which have been attacking or threatening livestock or pets can now be removed – if those landowners apply to the state.
The most recent state estimates suggest there are about 800 wolves in the state of Wisconsin.