Hunting Dogs Depredated in Langlade, Bayfield, and Burnett Counties

On October 1, 2022, USDA-Wildlife Services verified that wolves killed one Plott trailing hound and injured one Plott trailing hound in the Town of Wolf River, Langlade County.

On October 2, 2022, USDA-Wildlife Services verified that wolves killed a Walker trailing hound in the Town of Orienta, Bayfield County.

On October 2, 2022, USDA-Wildlife Services verified that wolves killed two trailing hounds, one Redbone and one Walker, and injured four trailing hounds, one Black &Tan and three Walkers, in the Town of West Marshland, Burnett 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.

Report A Wolf Attack

Anyone suspecting a wolf attack should call 1-800-433-0663 (southern Wisconsin) or 1-800-228-1368 (northern Wisconsin).