Last month Congressman Sean Duffy proposed removing wolves from the federal endangered species list. That legislation got support from both parties.
Duffy grew up in northern Wisconsin. He wants to give the management of endangered species to the states instead of the federal government.
Brad Koele, a wildlife damage specialist with the DNR, knows all about the situations people encounter when it comes to wildlife. One situation he often comes across is wolves attacking livestock.
"We have had a couple of livestock producers this year that have had three or four depredations on their farms," Koele said.
Koele says that can be a tough loss to take.
"With the farming economy and the way it is today, those are substantial losses," Koele said.
For the past four years, wolves have been on the endangered species list.
"Originally the wolf population was low enough where they needed protections under the Endangered Species Act," Koele said.
According to the DNR, between 900 and 950 wolves roamed the state this past year. They take that number as evidence of a stabilizing population.