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Estimating the Wolf Population

May 31, 2022, 6:00 pm7:30 pm

Interested in learning how the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) estimates Wisconsin’s wolf population? In this webinar hosted by the Timber Wolf Alliance, you can learn the science behind the yearly population estimates. Wildlife Biologist Adrian Wydeven will start the webinar with an overview of how population estimates were…

TWA Speakers Bureau

…group. Timber Wolf Alliance Speakers Bureau Science, outreach, and education. Wolves of Wisconsin This program is more localized to Wisconsin and covers the five common misconceptions about the gray wolf in the state: there is a wolf behind every tree, they are decimating the white-tailed deer herds, they are a…

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WPR: Are High Wolf Numbers Driving Hunting Dog Attacks?

A former state wildlife biologist contends Wisconsin’s high wolf numbers may not be the driving factor behind a record 40 hunting dogs killed by wolves this bear season. Timber Wolf Alliance Coordinator Adrian Wydeven, a former wildlife biologist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, said the state saw fewer…

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TWA Survey Says WI Wildlife Professionals Prefer Higher Wolf Goal

The Northland College Timber Wolf Alliance recently released a technical report, surveying the opinions of the Wisconsin Chapter of the Wildlife Society regarding wolf population goals for Wisconsin. The survey was conducted and the report written by Erik Olson, assistant professor of natural resources, and Adrian Wydeven, chair of the…

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Podcast: Talking Wolves with Adrian Wydeven

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…

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Book Review: The Real Wolf

The Journal of Wildlife Management By Adrian Wydeven, Timber Wolf Alliance Open discussions on wildlife management issues are important to the sound conservation of wildlife resources. The Real Wolf claims to attempt to dispel myths and tell the truth about wolves (mostly gray wolves [Canis lupus], but also reference to…

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Fox 11: Investigates Hunting Dogs Killed by Wolves

…are not the biggest factor that cause the high kill in hounds, said Adrian Wydeven who spent 23 years running the state’s wolf recovery program. He’s now with the Timber Wolf Alliance, a group that promotes conservation and education about wolves. Wydeven says the record wolf population is not necessarily…

From the Archives: An Alliance for Wolves

Timber Wolf Alliance. The Timber Wolf Alliance traces its origin to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ 1986 wolf recovery plan for the state. Echoing Olson’s observation about popular attitudes toward carnivores, and wolves in particular, this plan acknowledged that wolf recovery efforts would not be successful without increased education…

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MJS: Numbers don’t add up in wolf-hound debate

As often is the case with ecological issues, simple answers or solutions are often inadequate or incorrect. By Adrian Wydeven, Timber Wolf Alliance Everyone likes a good mystery, especially one where an unlikely candidate is revealed as the culprit. This “Ah ha!” moment is a staple of the genre and…

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Scientists Divided Over Delisting Wolves in the Midwest

…their conclusions in an open letter that wolves in the Great Lakes states should continue to be federally protected under the Endangered Species Act (Wolf_conservation_open_letter). The Northland College Timber Wolf Alliance has not taken a position on this issue. The TWA supports the scientific management of wolves and believes wolves…