News‎ > ‎

Locals Intolerant of Wolves

posted Jun 27, 2015, 6:29 PM by chloe owens

6/12/15, by Michael Frett, Daily Cardinal

Locals intolerant of wolves

Four decades ago, wolves were added to the Endangered Species Act, and the once expulsed gray wolf trickled back into the Wisconsin wilderness. Some locals in the wolf range, anxious about unchecked wolf populations preying on livestock and affecting deer herds, continue to grow less tolerant toward returning wolves. It is a trend that even a state-sponsored wolf hunt could not break, according to a recent study conducted by researchers at UW-Madison.