Editors note: That brings the total number of known pet dogs killed or injured by wolves in 2016 to 48. As the season progresses we can most definitely expect more beloved pets to be killed more as wolves expand their pack sizes.
MADISON, WI –-(Ammoland.com)- Fourteen more Wisconsin pet dogs have been killed or severely injured.
Over several weekends, Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated (KILLED) or injured the following hunting dogs:
Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a Black & Tan hound on 9/15/16 in the Town of Washburn, Bayfield County.Wildlife Services confirmed that wolves depredated a Walker hound and a Bluetick hound on 9/14/16 in the same incident. The attack occurred in Shanagolden Township, Ashland County.Wildlife Services confirmed a Redbone hound killed on 9/16/16 in Hunter Township, Sawyer CountyWildlife Services confirmed a Bluetick hound and a Plott/Walker hound killed in the same incident on 9/17/16 in Washburn Township, Bayfield CountyWildlife Services confirmed a Bluetick hound killed on 9/17/16 in Blaine Township, Burnett CountyWildlife Services confirmed a Plott hound killed, and two Plott hounds injured, in the same incident on 9/17/16 in Frog Creek Township, Washburn CountyWildlife Services confirmed a Walker hound killed on 9/18/16 in Hughes Township, Bayfield CountyWildlife Services confirmed a Plott hound killed on 10/1/16 in the Town of Winter, Sawyer CountyWildlife Services confirmed a Plott hound killed in a separate incident on 10/1/16 in the Town of Winter, Sawyer CountyWildlife Services confirmed a Redbone hound killed on 10/1/16 in the Town of Knight, Iron 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.
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