Wisconsin’s Hunting Heritage
Adrian Wydeven headed up the wolf recovery program for the DNR for over 20 years. After retiring, he took a position with the Timber Wolf Alliance with Northland College. There is probably no one in the state who knows more about these animals, and how they came to be back in Wisconsin.
Subjects discussed: Why [host] Noah Wishau held this particular episode for so long; how wolves came back to Wisconsin; Why people think that they were released back into WI by the DNR; What impact these animals have on the deer population; The long and sordid tale of the wolf’s position on the Endangered Species List; what a proper population goal looks like; the possibility of a future wolf hunt.