Red Cliff Tribe To Trap, Collar Wolves This Fall | Wisconsin Public Radio

One northern Wisconsin tribe will begin trapping and tracking wolves in the Bayfield Peninsula this fall.The Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa received a roughly $75,000 grant from the Bureau of Indian Affairs to help the tribe track wolves. Jeremy St. Arnold, tribal wildlife and forestry biologist, said the money will pay for traps and satellite collars to pinpoint wolf movements.”We’re curious if they harass farms, if they harass bear dogs and things like that,” he said. “We’re trying to mitigate conflict and learn as much about these packs as we can.”The tribe plans to collar two packs this fall and expand wolf-tracking as more funding becomes available. St. Arnold said they’ll begin collaring the Little Sioux River and Echo Valley packs. As of this May, there were at least 13 wolves in the Echo Valley pack. There are at least six wolf packs around the Red Cliff reservation.

Source: Red Cliff Tribe To Trap, Collar Wolves This Fall | Wisconsin Public Radio

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