On September 12, 2021, USDA-Wildlife Services verified that wolves killed a 6-year old female Walker/Plott mix trailing hound in the Town of Winter, Sawyer County.
Dog owners are reminded to exercise caution in wolf occupied areas. Conflicts between hunting dogs and wolves are most common during the bear training and hunting season. Dogs have also been depredated pursuing other wildlife including fox, coyotes, bobcat, rabbit, snowshoe hare and upland birds. More information is available on the DNR’s website.
Current Caution Areas
When wolves attack dogs in hunting or training situations on public land, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources creates wolf caution areas to warn hunters that a specific pack has attacked a dog or group of dogs. Visit https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/WildlifeHabitat/wolf/dogdeps.html to view current caution areas.
Report A Wolf Attack
Anyone suspecting a wolf attack should call 1-800-433-0663 (southern Wisconsin) or 1-800-228-1368 (northern Wisconsin).