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DNR directed to implement state’s wolf management plan
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has removed wolves in Wisconsin from protection under the Endangered Species Act.  In response, the DNR has been ordered to begin implementing the state’s wolf management plan.  The DNR will start issuing permits on February 1st to landowners who document cases of depredation or harassment caused by wolves on their property. 
It's estimated that Wisconsin has almost 800 wolves, which exceeds the Wolf Management Plan goal of 350 and the federal recovery goal of 100 wolves for Wisconsin and Michigan.  For more information or to seek a permit, contact the DNR Call Center at 1-888-936-7463 or by email at or by online chat at