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Lafayette County to consider state wolf reduction
The Department of Natural Resources estimated that about 800 wolves were active in Wisconsin in 2011.
DARLINGTON - The Lafayette County Land Conservation Committee submitted a resolution Tuesday to reduce Wisconsin's wolf population to 80 or less. The resolution, which will be reviewed by the Lafayette County Board at its next meeting March 15, cites concerns by such groups as the Wisconsin's Cattleman's Association and the Wisconsin Beef Producers Association about attacks by predators against livestock. According to the resolution, "the high predator population, in particular wolves, has resulted in the reduction of the deer population where wolves are plentiful, reduced hunting opportunities, curtailed livestock and pleasure horse activities, and are a danger to pets and people."