Wolves kill several dogs in hunting situationsWolves killed a 3-year-old bear hound Monday in Bayfield County.
Wolves killed a 3-year-old bear hound Monday in Bayfield County. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has created a caution area giving a four-mile buffer around the depredation site, according to information released by the Wisconsin DNR. The zone includes part of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. A map and more information can be found at dnr.wi.gov by typing wolf depredation map in the search box.
The depredation comes two days after wolves killed a bear training hound in Rusk County, according to the DNR. Seven dogs have been killed by wolves this summer in Wisconsin. All but one of the them were hunting dogs involved in bear hound training. Caution areas have been set up that include areas of Bayfield, Ashland, Iron, Rusk, Sawyer, Forest and Florence counties to warn hunters and dog owners about wolf attacks that have occurred there in hunting situations. All the maps are available online.
Wolves have also caused a number of livestock depredations this year, according to the DNR website. They include the deaths of five calves in Bayfield County, two Holstein heifers in Price County and a calf in Polk County.