Wolf - Western Great Lakes
Midwest Region

 

Map of Region 3 Minnesota Wisconsin Michigan

 

Gray Wolf (Canis lupus)

Current Population in the United States

 

Western Great Lakes States

Western Great Lakes States

Individuals

Michigan*

   Upper Peninsula

     (late winter 2012-13)

 

   Isle Royale (March 2013)

658

 

 

8

Minnesota**

   2012 - 2013

2,211

Wisconsin ***

   (late winter 2012-13)

809
0 0
Total
3,686

 

* From Michigan DNR News Release (July 11, 2013) Natural Resources Commission authorizes limited public wolf harvest aimed at managing the state's wolf population.

 

** Minnesota does not conduct an annual survey. This estimate is from the Minnesota DNR Report: Distribution and Abundance of Wolves in Minnesota, 2012 - 2013. (11-page PDF)

 

*** From Wisconsin DNR News Release (May 6, 2013): Wolf count indicates population has stabilized, slightly declined

 

Northern Rocky Mountains

Minimum Year-End Wolf Population by State

Northern Rocky Mountains
(current as of December 2012)
Individuals0
Idaho
683
Montana
625
Oregon
46
Washington
43
Wyoming
277
Total 1,674

 

 

Outside of Northern Rocky Mountain

Distinct Population Segment
(current as of December 2012)

Individuals0
Washington
8

 

 

Southwest Recovery Area

Mexican Gray Wolf - Experimental Population
(current as of December 2012)
Individuals
Arizona & New Mexico
75

 

 

Alaska

Alaska
(not protected by ESA)
7,700 to 11,200

 

 

Revised August 2013

 

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Last updated: August 20, 2013