Editors note: That brings the total number of known dogs killed or injured by wolves in 2016 to 17. As the season progresses we can most definitely expect more pets to be killed more as wolves expand their pack sizes.
MADISON, WI –-(Ammoland.com)- Three more Wisconsin pet dogs killed and another injured all in one week.
On July 26 2016, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated [killed] a 6 1/2 year-old female Plott hound in the Town of Corning, Lincoln County.
On July 29 2016, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves attacked and injured a four-year-old male Walker hound in the Town of Blaine, Burnett County.
On July 30 2016, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated [killed] a seven-year-old Plott hound in the Town of Washburn, Bayfield County.
On August 2nd, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated [killed] a 1.5-year-old Bluetick bear hound in the Town of Jacobs, Ashland County.
More information and caution-area maps are available on the gray wolf webpage.
Hunters are reminded to use the caution-area maps on the DNR website (dnr.wi.gov, keyword “wolf management”) to help reduce conflicts during this year’s bear dog training and hunting seasons.
**Anyone suspecting a wolf attack in northern Wisconsin should call USDA-WS immediately at 1-800-228-1368 (in state) or 715-369-5221. In southern Wisconsin call 1-800-433-0663 (in state) or 920-324-4514.