State officials still want to shrink Wisconsin’s wolf population, but at a much slower rate.
The state’s Wolf Advisory Committee has recommended a harvest of 156 wolves this fall – more than a hundred fewer than last year.
DNR Carnivore Specialist Dave MacFarland says that’s because the population is shrinking. Recent state counts put the wolf population at about 660, down from 809 the previous winter.
“A stable quota on a smaller population would represent a much higher rate and would result in accelerating population decline.”