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Wolf numbers steady in WisconsinSubmitted: 06/11/2019
Wolf numbers steady in Wisconsin
Story By Newswatch 12 News Team

MADISON -
The number of wolves in Wisconsin seems to be fairly stable, but still above the DNR's goals.

Survey results released by the DNR show around 950 wolves roamed the state last winter.


That's up slightly from the year before.

Wolf surveys are conducted annually during the winter, when snow provides good tracking conditions.

About 100 volunteer trackers help the DNR survey the population.

Wolves are on the endangered species list right now, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed removing that protection.

That would return wolf management authority to the state.

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Spirit 3, a fixed wing aircraft stationed in Arbor Vitae, will stop operating at the end of August.

Dr. Stewart Watson of Ascension says that a review showed that their air medical transport needs would be best met with a single helicopter, strategically placed at the Central Wisconsin Airport in Mosinee.



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30 years ago, the Minocqua chain of lakes had a sustainable population of walleyes; people could fish freely.

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Oneida County Fisheries Management Biologist Zach Woiak remembers the time when the walleye's population was all due to their natural way of life.

"Historically the Minocqua chain has had a very good walleye fishery that was all based on natural reproduction, so there was no stocking needed," said Woiak.

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Woiak says the majority of anglers sided with the stakeholders.

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