Trappers Who Capture Wolves During Wisconsin Fall Seasons Encouraged to Contact Staff

Trappers Who Incidentally Capture Wolves During the Upcoming Fall Harvest Seasons Encouraged to Contact Department Staff

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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Madison, WI -( Trappers who incidentally capture wolves are encouraged to contact department staff and participate in Wisconsin’s wolf collaring and monitoring program.

“Tracking collared wolves is a critical component of Wisconsin’s wolf monitoring program. Trappers can help improve the efficiency and quality of the DNR’s wolf population data by allowing us to collar incidentally captured wolves before they are safely released.” said David MacFarland.

Voluntary participation from Wisconsin’s trappers is an important part of the department’s overall work with many stakeholders and partners to monitor the state’s wolf population.

In the event of an incidental wolf capture, DNR staff will promptly work with participating trappers to determine if the wolf is a good candidate for the monitoring program. Interested trappers can contact Nate Libal, DNR wildlife biologist, by calling 715-401-1764.

Scott Zimmerman, President of the Wisconsin Trappers Association, encourages association members and all licensed trappers to assist in this cooperative effort.

“Trappers in Wisconsin have assisted in numerous management and research efforts over the years, and this has improved our understanding of wildlife and benefited department management efforts,” said Zimmerman.

For more information regarding wolf hunting and trapping in Wisconsin, please click here and search keyword “wolf.”

About The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WIDNR)

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5 years ago

Not a bad looking animal I’ll take one they make great pets to have around, and they are very much loyal to the pack. These animals should be collared instead of killed.