The number of gray wolves in Wisconsin is double the proposed number of wolves. With wolves still being protected; farmers, pet owners, all citizens are unable to shoot the wolves legally. In 2010 there were over 100 wolf attacks on livestock, and pets.
The wolves have been protected since the late 60s in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota. By delisting them the states' Department of Natural Resources will be able to instill their own management plans, and help control the numbers. The proposed number was 350, currently there are around 700 wolves.
Wisconsin's Farm Bureau is accepting public comment until July 5th, then they are sending their proposal to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Recently congress approved the delisting of gray wolves in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Utah, from Fdlreporter.com .