"This is old news, there has never been any wolf planting or stocking in Wisconsin."
I would really have to totally disagree with this statement. There have in fact been many wolf plantings in WI. That's how they got radio collared and the population started to grow again. They were taken from other states, collared, and then "planted" into the forests. I'm sure a few have migrated from other spots, but the core of the population has indeed been put here by the state DNR. Pretty soon you will be telling us that even though WI hasn't had a wild elk population in decades, that they all just magically showed up around Clam lake as well and just decided to put collars on so the DNR could track them.
And as far as wolves in the Sheboygan Marsh, were they planted? Who knows, I would say the warden "not being able to comment" would be a good indicator as to the real answer. If they weren't, why not just deny deny deny like they have done with cougars and other predators around the state? Have the wolves migrated? quite possibly. the average person will never know. I'm not sticking up for the DNR, or anyone else here, just an opinion. I personally have seen some wolf tracks while hunting for deer or birds around Sheboygan County. They have to go where the food is, and with everyone complaining about the pop. I just don't see why they would intentionally throw them into the mix around here at this point in time.
[This post was last edited on 2/14/10 at 10:32 AM]